Making Your Restaurant a Great Place to Work
To make a success of running your restaurant, you need to have a great team on your side. And to get – and keep – a great team on side, you need to make your restaurant a really great place for them to work. Here are some top tips:
Educate employees about your products and concept.
Let them taste the food on a regular basis.
Praise, praise, praise them.
Carry yourself well.
Encourage staff camaraderie.
Run targeted incentive programs and contests.
Cross-train your staff to keep it interesting. Cross-training gives you a lot of flexibility as the manager, and it keeps staff members engaged and interested about new areas of your business.
Be consistent. Your staff should know what to expect from you and what you expect from them. Apply policies and procedures consistently across the board.