When the holidays are over the weekends are still there and this is the time people spend with families and friends. Often families and friends will go out to restaurants to catch up on their antics during the holidays. This will definitely happen so what can you do for your restaurant to get it ready after the holiday season?

Always make sure that you have the necessary ingredients in your kitchen. Make it a habit to stock up the day before by sending a staff member or manager out to get ingredients. A rush job is never a good thing and could cause you to make many mistakes.

Decorating is also a good way to draw customers in. People like the idea of restaurants being relevant and modern. You can easily achieve this by decorating with a new coat of paint, adding some decorative artwork or refurbishing the furniture.

Chefs make use of a lot of ingredients during any given day. Cooking oil may be an ingredient that you will require the most. The best way to avoid telling your customers that no fried food is available is by buying cooking oil in bulk. Most meals need cooking oil to avoid the food from sticking on the bottom of a pan. There is a possibility that you can use butter but it gets absorbed very quickly.

It’s also common for cakes and pastries to be ordered during this time of the year. Majority of the recipes you come across for confectionaries will require cooking oil or vegetable oil. Ensure you have sufficient amounts in stock. When it comes to baking and you don’t have the correct ingredients your dessert will turn into a flop.

Now would be the time to sort out your menus. Ensure that your menu contains interesting meals that are easy to make and that you can get the ingredients fresh and readily. If you intend to remove certain meals due to the availability of fresh ingredients then you need to replace that menu item with something more interesting. If you know that changing your menu will be a regular activity, rather put the pages in a flip file. The plastic will also keep the card clean from any spilt drinks. But try to refrain from changing the menu too often. A seasonal change is the best option.

Remember the reason why your restaurant works. The whole idea is to keep people happy and to show off your culinary skills.

Our core focus at Golden Fry is to provide Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil and Frying Oil in bulk to Restaurants, Take-Aways, Food Manufacturers, Caterers, Wholesalers, Supermarkets and Spaza Shops. Contact us on E-mail: enquiry@goldenfry.co.za or Tel: +27 11 948 7909.