To have a successful restaurant will first of all depend on your attitude and passion towards it, as the owner you have to love your business. For any business to b successful, one has to invest a lot of money and time. You should not just open a restaurant just like any other business that you just hope to make money, invest in it only if you have a strong passion. Before starting your business, there are a number of factors that you will have to consider, you have to decide well on the type of furniture that you will have in your restaurant and the thyme, your restaurant aesthetic and the general layout of your restaurant
The second important thing that you will have to consider is a well-structured business plan. A good business plan will define your success. Start with a clear and simple plan that will make your implementation process easy and simple. A business plan will be the precious document that you will be regularly referring to when operating your business, it is this plan that will tell is you are progressing or making losses.
A business plan for your restaurant needs to be compressive enough to include all the information concerning your marketing plan outline, market research, all the information concerning your competitors and an attainable financial and budget.
Location of any business is always critical in determining the success of your venture. The location is supposed to be in those areas that are densely populated or crowded, easily accessible and has the potential for future development. Location is everything in starting a business,
Conduct a thorough test of your menu by organizing a dinner for your friends and prepare for them meals featuring your desired menu. Get honest feedback from them to get what they think you should adjust on your menu.
Get a dedicated team that will foster the growth of your restaurant faster. Hire a professional manager that has experience in doing the same kind of business to help you implement your business plan well. Take your time to get the best and willing cooks, servers, dishwashers, and other staffs.
You should have a proper training mechanism for all your new employees. This will make your employees be well knowledgeable in their area of specialization which will mean quality and timely services for your restaurant clients
Intensive marketing is another thing that plays a critical role in the growth and sustainability of a business, you can’t always rely on o repeated customers you have to always get in new clients. Have a strong marketing team on all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to advertise your restaurant to a broad segment of people.
You should first tell us the number of people that are coming for that event so that we can arrange for everyone to find a space within our restaurant; we do not want our guests to get wet when it rains. We would advise that the guests should arrive at different times rather than all arriving at once hence leading to overcrowding which is not pleasant.
If the group is large, we recommend that you allow us to make it simple for you by bringing a buffet, we will be glad to offer you fork buffet which is less fuss on the day than the finger food, which will need you to heat the nibbles up in a continuous manner as well as passing them around to other people. You can opt for a cold fork menu, this is because it can be easily prepared than the hot one, in addition, it can also be prepared in advance giving you ample time to talk to your guests.
We have big and enough equipment for cooking for our guests, we have enough serving dishes, the plates as well as glassware, so the number of guests should not worry you; we can handle it because we have what it takes.
Tell us the date for your event so that we can prepare in advance, if it means getting an extra workforce then we can do so only when we have the exact date of the event. And when coming up with this date, we advise that you be aware of the religious holidays, keep off from school holiday dates, and also you have to check the dates which your key participants will be present; these are people like the presenters, the speakers and VIP guests.
Tell us the purpose of the event so that we can make necessary decorations that go in line with the purpose of the event, you do not want us to bring in an academic theme whereas the event is a wedding reception event.
Inform us of the types of food you and your group would like to have, this will enable us to prepare that food in advance if it is supposed to be prepared, the good thing is that we always maintain the hotness of our foods even when serving, we care so much about food safety and that is why before we can cater for a large number of people, we consider some of the food safety measures, we do not want our guests to go back home complaining of stomach upsets.