When things get tough, the tough get going. And that’s never more so than in restaurants. Theatre of War it is.
Sun Tzu’s ancient and epic tome, The Art of War, is a staple in any serious business person’s armory. The same principles apply to life, and to running a restaurant. These are, and will always be, all about strategy. And preparation. And finally, luck. The business of war. Dedicated to my daughter, who only saw…
Delilah, at the front of the restaurant, stood 8 feet tall in black leather, handcuffs and whip swinging from a thin belt around her waist. Zing!
An industry in crisis? Yes, I’ve said it before and I hope everyone’s listening. Because we need to act.
Here is our pathetic attempt at a Heston dish, this time dessert. Against our best attempts at sabotaging an easy dish to recreate, it was still okay.
The number one word that all business and hospitality people need to focus on is probably not what you think. But it’s all important.
“Why don’t we do Julie and Julia, but with Heston?” I asked. Not long after, we were planning a dinner party starring two of Heston’s ‘home cooking’ dishes.
Society – great name for a bar, and good location. So what’s wrong? The owners don’t understand the meaning of the business they’re in.
The number of restaurant start-ups and seats is now officially outpacing population growth. We need to deal with this scary statistic, and now.
Do you have a clear, workable management system? One that filters down or
sideways? I think sideways is the new down, really.