From vendor carts to food trucks to the most elite bistros in Milan, Madrid and Manhattan, dining is a massive, worldwide industry that is in a constant state of evolution. Restaurants that used to rely solely on foot traffic now have sophisticated catering and home-delivery options that expand reach and awareness, while creating game-changing new revenue streams.
We’re so thrilled to hear our clients’ success stories. It’s articles like this that truly validate the work we do. For any company, expansion equals achievement — and Winston pies has truly achieved something great. Our clients and friends at this Brentwood bakery have taken their business to the next level, soon to be opening a new location in West Hollywood, California. Not only did they perfect the art of pie retail, but Brianna and her team have put our tools to use in maintaining an incredible catering program. It’s truly a joy to see our work really bringing prosperity to our clients.
If your restaurant offers catering, you may already have an idea about the importance of a powerful sales culture and an organized system. If you’re not yet doing catering but are considering it, you’ve come to the right place for some clear-cut knowledge about running a successful catering program.
Here at Eustress and Demeter, we cannot stress enough the importance of a collective, goal-driven team. Your business is a machine, and proper maintenance paired with consistent use will generate successful results. You and your team are responsible for running this machine.
You have been planning for months.
You stayed up the night before going over every detail.
You were too nervous to eat breakfast.
You were ready, confident, and a little nauseous.
You walked into the conference room and looked over a sea of eyes staring directly at you.
You took a deep breath and began the presentation, the one that could change your life forever.
You semi black out from a combination of fear and excitement when before you know it…
You NAIL it.
For a very long time, there existed a clear divide between running a Catering business and running a Restaurant. Fulfilling large, off-premise food orders was its own niche in the food industry, kept entirely separate from in-house food service. Yet as the restaurant industry evolves, there has been a spike the wonderful idea that is “a restaurant that caters”. If you’ve got your unique brand and the food to show for it, why not cater? It is a bold business move, but with the right systems in place, catering can grow your internal revenue quite exponentially. If you’re a restaurant owner looking to dive head-first into Catering, here are a few things you’ll want to know before you take the leap.
A good leader will not always come with a stellar resume and years of experience. It may come as a surprise, but some people hold key traits that have very little to do with what they have done, and a lot to do with who they are. Still, a leader does not simply appear out of thin air. Think of them like a flower: the type of flower you grow will surely depend on the seed you plant, but without the proper care, it will not blossom into something beautiful. People who have the potential to be leaders are created into such, and it’s in your best interest as a business-owner to be able to spot out the “seed” with the most potential to grow into a strong leader. It is important to be able to seek out potential leadership within your existing employee base, as this will decrease turnover and eliminate the need to hire externally for higher positions, saving you time and money.
As business owners and business consultants, we have had much experience spotting out not only our own potential leaders, but the potential leaders of the many companies we’ve worked with. Based on our experience and understanding, we’ve put together a list of traits and qualities that come in a strong potential leader. When you’re analyzing your employees to find the one — or few — who may be able to take their job to the next level, consider our list below.
In our previous article, we discussed some ways that you as a business owner can spot those on your team who have leadership potential. Although it may not seem like an easy task, picking someone who you consider to be a worthy candidate for leadership in your business is but a small step toward creating a successful leader within your team.
Before you can even begin to mold a good leader, you must take a step back and do some self-reflection. Are you, yourself, the type of leader that you want to see your team members become? A student is only as good as their teacher, so in order to build successful leaders from your existing team members, you must first successfully lead them.