Making Your Restaurant a Great Place to Work - dummies

Making Your Restaurant a Great Place to Work

Part of Starting & Running a Restaurant For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

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.

  • Encourage communication.

  • 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.