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Moving Up:Turning a Line Cook Into a Sous-Chef
by Joe Abuso
Moving Up:Turning a Line Cook Into a Sous-ChefThe position of sous-chef or assistant kitchen manager is one of the most important slots for a restaurateur to have to fill. Here we look at the kind of skills you should be developing in your cooks to step into this role. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: QSR Training Manual Templates
DOWNLOAD: QSR Training Manual TemplatesHaving comprehensive, easy-to-understand training manuals for every position in your QSR is vital for new employees to learn to perform their jobs the "right way." Use these templates as a guide to create your own detailed training manuals for cashier/counter, drive-thru, lobby, prep cook, line cook, expediter . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Speed Interview Rating Form
DOWNLOAD: Speed Interview Rating FormA spin off on speed dating, speed interviewing is a series of short, individual conversations between a job candidate and some of the restaurant's hourly team members. Giving a candidate the chance to speak with employees is a smart way to test for likeability and compatibility from a perspective an owner or manager might miss. . . . more >>


How to Cope With Minimum-Wage Increases
by Joe Erickson
How to Cope With Minimum-Wage IncreasesAll but five states have an established minimum wage above the federal level, which was increased to $7.25 in 2009, with recent legislative proposals to increase this to $10.10 per hour. These increases hit restaurateurs particularly hard. How should you manage these ever-rising labor costs? . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Labor Schedule Template
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Labor Schedule TemplateThe Restaurant Schedule Template is a Microsoft Excel® workbook consisting of a simple to use set of spreadsheets designed to reduce the time it takes to prepare staffing schedules. User defined descriptions, designed to eliminate typing of repetitive data, can be entered as needed for up to 20 different departments, 50 shifts, and 100 employees. . . . more >>


The Characteristics and Traits of Top-Performing Restaurant Managers
The Characteristics and Traits of Top-Performing Restaurant Managers A manager exists to build profitable sales, and everything a manager does should be targeted to that objective. Still, there's no set personality that characterizes a good manager; one top performer might be totally outgoing and effervescent while another may be quiet and reserved. Both personalities could perform exceptionally well, but there are some core qualities that top managers share. Explore here what defines the best and brightest. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Interview Rating Sheet
DOWNLOAD: Interview Rating SheetThe Interview Rating Sheet helps you determine the candidate's suitability for the position as you conduct the interview. Use this form to help in the evaluation process when hiring new employees. . . . more >>


WEBCAST: How to Create & Use a Mission Statement: The Foundation for Creating a Highly Successful Restaurant
WEBCAST: How to Create & Use a Mission Statement: The Foundation for Creating a Highly Successful RestaurantIn this webcast with David McClaskey you'll learn how to develop and deploy a mission statement that gets everyone and everything you do focused on delighting customers in a way that promotes repeat business and positive referrals while increasing your bottom line. . . . more >>


How to Foster a Positive Working Relationship Between Front and Back of House
by Kelly Hartman
How to Foster a Positive Working Relationship Between Front and Back of HouseCamaraderie and cooperation between front- and back-of-the house staff is critical to a smooth shift. Many operators unwittingly allow this relationship to be sabotaged. Here is how to fix the communication errors that create animosity between the kitchen and wait staff. . . . more >>


SURVEY: How Independent Operators Are Using Management Incentive Programs
SURVEY: How Independent Operators Are Using Management Incentive ProgramsMore independent operators are taking what used to be a "chain-only" practice and profiting on several levels by using management incentive programs. Learn what works and what doesn't from the comments and insights of nearly 100 independent operators. . . . more >>


How to Reward Staff for Outstanding Behavior Without Breaking the Bank
by Howard Riell
How to Reward Staff for Outstanding Behavior Without Breaking the BankIn a business in which service consistency and quality can make or break you, high-quality employees may well be a restaurant's most valuable feature. And in a business in which margins are tight and you have to watch every penny, rewarding top performers isn't always easy. The good news is operators needn't break the bank to accomplish this. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Training Manual Templates
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Training Manual TemplatesHaving comprehensive, easy-to-understand training manuals for every position in your restaurant is vital for new employees to learn to perform their jobs the "right way." Use these templates as a guide to create your own detailed restaurant training manuals for server, bartender, busser, prep cook, line cook, dishwasher . . .
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How to Toss the Help Wanted Sign
by Howard Riell
How to Toss the Help Wanted SignFinding good restaurant employees has always been a challenge; however, as the economy heats up it could become even more daunting to find high-quality employees. This article explores 14 ways to assist you in sourcing and retaining great hires by implementing standard, consistent and simple hiring steps. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: What Would Happen if You Got Serious About Raising the Bar?
Success Focus Video: What Would Happen if You Got Serious About Raising the Bar?What would your restaurant look like if you no longer accepted average and instead insisted on excellence? I'm sure you'd agree that, if your restaurant achieved excellence in the execution of even the most basic and routine tasks it would dramatically improve your guest experience and likely transform your financial results. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: Rules of the Game
Success Focus Video: Rules of the GameTo create and maintain a positive working environment, successful companies have what some call their rules of the game. These rules spell out very simply What's acceptable and what's not. What's expected of everyone. No organization or team has ever achieved excellence while tolerating mediocrity, unproductive behavior and a lack of teamwork. To be effective, your rules of the game need to be enforced consistently, no exceptions, every day. . . . more >>


Success Focus Video: Watch This Before You Hire Any Manager or Chef
Success Focus Video: Watch This Before You Hire Any Manager or ChefPast performance is always the best predictor of future performance. Never forget this undeniable truth especially when making hiring decisions that can determine your restaurant's success or failure. We're referring specifically to hiring a manager or chef, the most crucial positions in any restaurant. . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Mission Statement Worksheet
DOWNLOAD: Restaurant Mission Statement WorksheetThe right mission statement, properly used, can be one of the most powerful ingredients in creating and sustaining success. For many companies it's an invaluable tool in providing direction, focus and consistency throughout their organization. Use this worksheet for crafting or improving your mission. . . . more >>


Survey: Employee Selection & Hiring
Survey: Employee Selection & HiringThis survey will show you what other independent restaurants are doing to successfully find, select and hire hourly employees. Some of the responses are unconventional and reflect a high degree of creativity. Learning what's working for other independent restaurant operations should give you many valuable ideas to improve your own recruiting and hiring systems. . . . more >>


How to Execute an Effective Employee Motivation Program
Techniques to create a fun environment in your restaurant with incentive plans that energize the staff, keep them focused, and encourage them to do their best. Here's some ideas to reward high performance, build sales and boost your bottom line. . . . more >>


Twelve Steps to Get New Restaurant Managers Off To a Great Start
by Matthew Mabel
Twelve Steps to Get New Restaurant Managers Off To a Great StartMake your first-time manager read this! Your first management position sets the stage and becomes the springboard for your entire career. Whether you want to be a general manager one day, own your own restaurant, move to another position or just want to be the best in your profession, it is wise to reflect upon where this promotion fits within your long term career plans and how to make the most of it. . . . more >>


WEBCAST: How to Create World Class Employee Training Programs For Your Restaurant
WEBCAST: How to Create World Class Employee Training Programs For Your RestaurantYour employees' performance is a direct reflection of how they were trained. Improve your training and just about everything that happens in your restaurant will improve as well. Learn how to automate the knowledge part of your training program so you or your trainers can focus on building skill all with little monetary investment. . . . more >>


Restaurant Employee Turnover Calculator
Restaurant Employee Turnover CalculatorEmployee turnover affects virtually every part of your restaurant. To control turnover its important to know what it is and track how you're doing over time. Use this tool to calculate your employee turnover rate by year, quarter, month or four-week period. . . . more >>


4 Traits Common to Great Hourly Workers & How to Identify Them in Your Job Candidates
4 Traits Common to Great Hourly Workers & How to Identify Them in Your Job CandidatesFormal surveys reveal 4 key characteristics as crucial to the success of hourly restaurant workers. Learn these characteristics and download a simple screening interview to identify them in your job applicants in less than 5 minutes. An easy & effective way improve your hiring practices today! . . . more >>


DOWNLOAD: Staffing Guideline Chart
DOWNLOAD: Staffing Guideline ChartA staffing chart can be a valuable tool in determining the number of staff needed to provide a high level of customer service. . . . more >>


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