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5 tips to handle long hours as a chef

Posted by Carla Jenkins on May 7, 2018 8:07:00 AM

Working long, grueling hours is often considered a necessary part of any chef’s life. However, in the pursuit of excellence in the kitchen, chefs may find that 12-hour workdays can take a toll not only on their physical health but their personal relationships as well.

Many chefs are usually sleep-deprived and tend to have no social life outside of their work environment. Whether you’re just starting out on your hospitality training or have been working as a chef for many years, you must be able to manage your time wisely in order to handle long hours at work. 

Here are some tips to keep yourself in good shape physically, mentally and emotionally.

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Topics: Tips for back of house, Wellbeing for hospitality

7 ways to stay motivated as a hospitality worker

Posted by Chris Richardson on Mar 13, 2018 8:37:00 AM

When working in hospitality you can have productive days where you’re keen and on a roll, other times you just have bad, ugly days. However the key thing that gets you to show up on either occasion, is your level of motivation.

As motivation is a limited resource, it’s important to make the most of it, and importantly, understand how you can find your own drive to keep you going at work. This applies to any role you have in hospitality - whether that’s a front of house staff member, or the Chief of Operations.

In the long term, strong motivation can help with your personal growth and success. So here are seven ways to stay motivated when working in the hospitality sector.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Wellbeing for hospitality

How to maintain healthy relationships when you work crazy hours

Posted by Chloe Papas on Feb 14, 2018 8:11:00 AM

A career in hospitality is rewarding in many different ways; it’s a dynamic industry, with the flexibility to move anywhere in the world, advance quickly and meet new people every day. But, a life of working in hospitality can have an effect on other areas of your life: namely, relationships.

Whether it’s friendships, romantic partners, or making sure you catch up with your mom once a week, finding the time and energy to maintain relationships out of work can be tough.

We have put together a list of health and wellbeing tips to remember when it all seems too difficult to juggle.

 

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Wellbeing for hospitality

5 tips to prevent burnout for hospitality workers

Posted by Frank Apodaca on Jan 9, 2018 7:16:00 AM

The hospitality industry stretches across a lot of different areas. It includes hotels, restaurants, and other similar services. It takes a great deal of knowledge to successfully manage businesses such as these, as there are a lot of unknown variables to take into consideration. Sometimes the stress of the hospitality business can really take its toll on the people who work in it.

Burnout is a common result of too much stress at work. This is when a person has a physical or mental breakdown due to the weight of all that they are worrying about. Burnout is not fun to experience, and therefore should be prevented. Below are some tips for preventing burnout.

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Topics: Wellbeing for hospitality

How to support employees with mental health issues

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Sep 14, 2017 10:11:33 AM

Today is R U OK? Day.

R U OK? is an Australian suicide prevention charity that aims to inspire and empower meaningful connections between people, to create better support networks for everyone. R U OK? Day is an annual day of action, reminding everyone to check in with their friends, family and colleagues.

In 2014, research showed that hospitality is the second most stressful industry in Australia, while in 2015 research in China found the service industry to be more stressful than performing neurosurgery! Now more than ever it is vital that people in leadership roles in the hospitality industry prioritize employee wellbeing.

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Wellbeing for hospitality, Tips for owners

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