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June 7, 2017

Connected Hospitality Rocks Foodservice 2017

How do you do an event right? Well, you serve Gelato Messina. Kounta teamed up with Telstra, Deputy Staff Rostering and SMB Consultants for a successful launch of Connected Hospitality at Foodservice Australia. It was a buzzing three days of […]

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penalty rates hurt Australia's hospitality industry
May 30, 2017

Penalty rates to hit Australian hospitality industry

The imminent Sunday and holiday penalty rate cuts for hospitality and retail employees is a big topic of discussion lately. The new holiday rates go into effect on 1 July, while the courts are still figuring out how to slowly […]

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May 16, 2017

Help your staff through penalty rate cuts

Congratulations, hospitality employers of Australia! Starting the first of July of this year, you’ll be making more money on public holidays. That’s great news—for you. The bad news is reserved for your employees. They’ll be paying for that increase in […]

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restaurant and cafe inventory system
May 8, 2017

7 steps to great restaurant inventory management and tracking

Cafe and restaurant inventory management: these are words that have never excited anyone. It doesn’t matter if you say the words on their own, or all together. No one’s eyes get wide with anticipation at the sound of them. But […]

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May 1, 2017

EOFY Checklist: Six More Uses for Your End-of-Year Reports

Let’s be honest, End of Fiscal Year is basically the opposite of Christmas. For one thing, you’re actually really happy it only comes once a year. And as far as financial reckoning and tax filing goes, you actually have to […]

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April 28, 2017

Why your kitchen workflow matters

Why your kitchen workflow matters Is there any workplace more melodramatic than a commercial kitchen? Movies depict restaurant workflow and kitchens with the same shaky camera and quick cuts used in a car chase or a fight scene. Photographs of […]

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February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Tips

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and for the restaurants of the world that means a very busy day. Billions of dollars will be spent. There will be candles, flowers, and chocolate. There will be wine. Mostly, though, there will be […]

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February 5, 2017

2017 food trends you’d hate to miss

2016 was a strange year for a lot of people all over the globe, with a lot of change. Through it all, though, people have continued to eat. And the world’s leading scientists all agree that this will continue within 2017 […]

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January 23, 2017

Trendy Cocktails for Your Bar Menu this 2017

Trendy Cocktails can be the bane of both bartenders and owners. For the former,  trendy cocktails (i.e.complex drink orders) in the middle of a rush slows down the pace considerably, causing a queue of agitated customers who just want a […]

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January 16, 2017

2017’s Hit Ingredients

At its most basic, food fuels the engine of our bodies to make it through the day. Unlike actual engines, though, we want our fuel to taste good—and we’re always on the lookout for new fuels. With each new year, […]

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location marketing for restaurants
December 19, 2016

Five ways to market your restaurant without going broke

In their first few years restaurants have a bit of a reputation for operating with razor-thin profits—if profits even exist at all. Because of this, non-essential expenses are often cast aside to lighten the financial load. That’s good thinking. Unfortunately, […]

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December 17, 2016

#Moremerrylesswaste this Holiday Season

40% of Australian perishable stock purchases end up in the bin. Here are several things you can do to reduce food waste this holiday season: Empower your team  Team building with a purpose Do it different with your team building […]

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