restaurants

Tasmanian restaurant back-pays $20,000 to underpaid staff

Tasmanian restaurant back-pays $20,000 to underpaid staff

The Fair Work Ombudsman is issuing businesses a warning about the dangers of paying flat rates after a restaurant on Tasmania’s east coast underpaid five employees more than $20,000.

Elijah Holland heads new restaurant, The Locksmith, set to open in China

Elijah Holland heads new restaurant, The Locksmith, set to open in China

Elijah Holland, ex-Noma Australia chef and forager, will head up a new restaurant in China’s Guangdong Province. The Locksmith, which is located in the area of Foshun, is set to open late next month.

Just how optimistic are hospitality businesses?

Just how optimistic are hospitality businesses?

The future of the hospitality industry looks bright, with over 72 percent of businesses anticipating either a small or large increase in profitability over the next two years.

All but one Keystone Group venue now sold

All but one Keystone Group venue now sold

Receivers for the Keystone Group have announced the finalisation of the hospitality group’s receivership divestment program.

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Liquor & Gaming NSW reminds operators to be vigilant over festive season

Liquor & Gaming NSW reminds operators to be vigilant over festive season

Liquor & Gaming NSW has confirmed that inspectors will be maintaining a strong presence in venues across the state over the festive season.

Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday 16 December

Key Callinan changes to begin from Friday 16 December

Key aspects of the government’s response to the Callinan Review will be enacted in time for the festive season with the allowances for small bars and extension of takeaway and home delivery alcohol sales to 11pm to come into effect from Friday.

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How Instagram’s new features can boost your summer trade

How Instagram’s new features can boost your summer trade

With the introduction of new features on Instagram such as Business Tools and Instagram Stories, SMBs now have new ways to maximise their exposure.

Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Chef shortages, the 457 visa and the Trump effect

Considering the projected growth for the industry and the chef shortage it's currently experiencing, you would think the government would do its best to facilitate relatively easy visa processes.

10 traits of the modern day restaurateur

10 traits of the modern day restaurateur

There’s more to leading a business than having your name on the door. Sure, you might be the boss and do more hours than anyone else, but that’s not what creates strong relationships with suppliers, staff and – most importantly – your customers.

Rules for recruitment: the 3 step process you need to follow

Rules for recruitment: the 3 step process you need to follow

You want great staff but you don’t have a tonne of money to throw at a recruitment agency, and you certainly don’t have an in-house HR department. Here are some tips on how restaurateurs can hire autonomously.

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Skilld slashes hospitality recruitment costs

Skilld slashes hospitality recruitment costs

It’s no secret that staffing represents a huge expense for foodservice businesses in Australia – not just because of wage costs and the penalty rate entitlements associated with a casual workforce, but also because turnover rates are high, and as...

How to cash in on the gourmet sandwich trend

How to cash in on the gourmet sandwich trend

The humble sandwich is not so humble these days. Where consumers used to be happy with sliced ham, iceberg lettuce and cheddar cheese between two slices of white bread, today’s food-savvy diners want more.

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