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How to climb the hospitality ladder

Posted by Andrea Aguilar on Feb 21, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Hospitality is unlike most industries. You can work in almost any sector with or without having a hospitality degree. Some people believe that only those with a degree are able to move up the ranks, whilst others believe that it’s about the years of experience you have.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality career advice

How to pair vodka with food

Posted by Chloe Papas on Feb 15, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Traditionally when we talk about pairings, wine or beer springs to mind, often alongside a luxurious degustation or tapas dishes. Whether it’s a rich red alongside perfectly cooked beef, or the latest craft beer offering adding fruity notes to a pasta dish, foodies are used to certain combinations of food and alcohol on restaurant menus. Which is why sommeliers and chefs around the world are delving into the world of unique pairings - whether it’s gin, whiskey, mocktails, tea, or even vodka. 

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Menu advice, Tips for bartenders

How to make your hotel stand out from the crowd on Valentine's Day

Posted by Lynne Pratt on Feb 8, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Valentine’s Day offers hotels an excellent opportunity to increase bookings both for rooms, and tables in the hotel restaurant. In 2019 Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, so you can consider hosting events on the night as well a creating exclusive weekend packages. This allows you to appeal to those celebrating on the night and looking for a get-away afterward.

But, how you market your hotel, and the offers you create will play a large role in shaping how potential customers perceive your brand and venue.

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Customer service, Tips for hoteliers

Allergen awareness in food service

Posted by Mike Walmsley on Jan 30, 2019 4:15:00 PM

For many, food allergies are a way of life and put considerable strain on their ability to go out for a meal with family and friends. To be clear, we often refer to things like food allergies and food intolerances, you should know the key difference. 

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Customer service

How to prepare for a hospitality interview

Posted by Andrea Aguilar on Jan 18, 2019 4:00:00 PM

You submitted your CV and instead of the automated, “we’ll keep your CV on file in case something opens up in the future” response, it’s an email about setting up a phone call, video chat, or face-to-face interview. Exciting! Now, you are one of many who are going to be interviewing for this role.

But how do you prepare for these interview scenarios? Should you treat them all the same?

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Topics: Hospitality interview, Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality career advice