Whether running your own restaurant or café business is something that you have always wanted to do or whether it is something that just happened along the way, you will know that it is both a satisfying job and it is also a tiring and stressful job. It can bring you a lot of happiness and to have the ability to make people happy with your food and give them the chance to catch up over your food is an amazing feeling but it is also a very big responsibility. You have other people’s lives in your hands because one small mistake when it comes to hygiene or ingredients and you can make someone very sick. At the same time, no matter how clean you are, you could have people that might claim to have gotten sick from eating your food in spite and you have to plan for this type of things and you have to be prepared with a well-planned and detailed answer.
Keeping everything up to date
It is vital that you have systems in place to avoid any sort of doubt or any mistakes. In many cases, you might have staff that work for you and in this case, you have to be careful that they do not make mistakes because it will be you that is liable. There will need to be systems in place to make sure that nothing that is out of date is used in your products for example. In some cases, you staff may not even notice that something is past its best before date and therefore, you will need to have a system that alerts you and your staff to this. Similarly, you will need to have pre planned dates for commercial fridge repairs and servicing as well as oven and other equipment service. This is vital and something that is often neglected by restaurants because of lack of time and the extra expense that must be incurred.
In some cases, you might have all your equipment and tools in perfect working condition and you might think that there are no coolroom repairs, oven repairs and such to be done but you should still stick to the pre-planned date to have those things serviced because there might be minor problems and malfunctions that you may not notice. As the owner of the restaurant, it is important that you have regular, unplanned and unannounced flash checks done so that your staff are all aware that they need to maintain everything because you might check at any moment.