Motivation Talk – A GREAT CHEF Beyond the Kitchen by Dr. Rick Stephen, Asian Continental Director (Worldchefs)
Date : 11 March 2017 Time : 2.30-6.30pm Venue : Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Lecturer :
ChefsMeeting.com (Co-Organizer & Event Support) for Malaysia PCA
JUDGING SEMINAR : 11 March 2017
If you are considering to participate for Judging Seminar, please do your Registration Online and Send the Payment Slip of RM800 before 06 March 2017 to entitle for the issuance of Certificate for Judging Seminar (by Worldchefs) on the event day : 11 March 2017.
The food industry is a high-risk business proposition. You’ve got a lofty level of competition and a lot of details to perfect. According to an often quoted study, 60% of businesses fail in the first year. How do you ensure your restaurant’s success?
You can help increase your chance of success by understanding seven of the surprisingly common problems restaurants face and developing strategies to combat these issues.
Common Problem #1: The Menu
One of the most common problems restaurant owners face is the menu. A good menu is a balancing act. Do you have too many or too few menu items? Are your dishes priced appropriately? Does your menu have a coherent theme?
Common Problem #2: Customer Service
First impressions are important. Poor customer service is often a deal breaker for customers. Your food may be outstanding, your table settings exquisite and your ambiance delightful, but if your service is bad, customers will remember.
Common Problem #3: A Unique Selling Point
Are you a bakery or a bar? A diner or romantic experience? Your customers need to know why they should eat at your restaurant and not at your competitor’s.
Common Problem #4: Management
Don’t overlook one of the most important pieces of the puzzle – management. You need to know how to analyze your business to make sure it runs profitably. Many small restaurants don’t pay attention to the following items as they manage the day-to-day operation of their restaurant.
Common Problem #5: Hiring and Training Staff
Most successful restaurant owners know the importance of hiring and training the right employees. Yet, a common problem exists as many restaurants hire the wrong people and have a high turnover rate. An incompetent staff can also irreparably damage your current and future customer base.
Common Problem #6: Marketing
Many owners fail to pay enough attention to marketing making this a common problem in the restaurant world. Following are a few areas to attend to now in order to avoid the pitfalls that not-enough marketing.
Common Problem #7: Capital
Finally, we come to an area where many restaurant entrepreneurs run into big problems. This looming problem is capital, and more specifically, a lack of it. Restaurant owners need enough capital to run their business so it can fully establish itself. Owners should plan to have at least enough money to run for one year. Additionally, restaurant owners need to have enough financial resources to cope with unexpected costs and increases. Read more……
Chinese New Year 2017 – The Year of the Rooster – has begun and will last until February 15th, 2018.
The new year, also known as the Spring Festival. It is marked by the lunisolar Chinese calendar, so the date changes from year to year.
The festivities usually start the day before the New Year and continue until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the new year.
Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome to the year of the fire rooster, when all your dreams could come true.
Based on the Chinese lunar calendar, new year falls on January 28 in 2017, with festivities continuing for up to two weeks. Also known in China as the Spring Festival, it’s marked by around one-sixth of the world’s population and is celebrated as Tet in Vietnam, Seollal in Korea, Losar in Tibet and Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia.
In Chinese astrology each zodiac year is associated with an animal sign, plus one of the five elements – so 2017 is the year of the rooster, and the element is fire. It’s a rare combination, last seen in 1957, and augurs well for those prepared to work hard.
“This year is special, full of expectation,” said Zhao Li, director of the China Culture Centre in Sydney.
She said the rooster is proud and confident, hardworking and punctual. “Fire by its very nature is the element associated with brilliance, warmth, passion, spark,” she said. “So a brilliant and enthusiastic rooster, combined with the salient characteristics of fire, heralds an enterprising and fruitful year, a year of results, achievements. This year we can fulfil all of our dreams.”
New year is a time of traditions, superstitions and taboos; the Chinese believe what happens at new year influences your fortunes in the year ahead. Here’s how to maximise your chances of good health, happiness and success.
ChefsMeeting Wishes Happy Chinese New Year 2017, Be Happy and Enjoy Celebration
18th Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair 2017
MIFB 2017 offers you the Future of Food Business with abundance of opportunities!
MIFB is a platform for businesses from the F&B industry to showcase their products and services at an international level. With enhanced international participation, more than 20,000 trade visitors from around the world are expected to join MIFB 2017.
MIFB welcomes players from the F&B industry to showcase their products & services including sweets & confectioneries, beverages, canned products, convenience food, dairy products, delicatessen products, food ingredients, food promotional boards, fresh & processed seafood, frozen food, gourmet food, halal food, herbs & spices, health & organic products, food technologies & machineries, wine & spirits and more.
Chairman WCWB …reported Humantarian Works by the team is on the right track to perform humantarian work anywhere around the world synergy between Electrolux, Red Cross and WCWB (World Chefs Without Borders ) in a short notice. Great thanks for the contribution from all parties.
Inspire Food Business, The International Exhibition
Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
Defining Innovation in the Food, Beverage & Hospitality Industry, Abu Dhabi, 2016
5-7 December 2016 Adnec, UAE
The 7th edition of SIAL Middle East will continue its staggering pace of growth, establishing it as the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the MENA region.
900+ Exhibitors | 30+ National Pavilions | 15,000+ Trade Visitors & Buyers | 500 Fully Hosted VIP Buyers – All in a trade business friendly environment.
Organizer: SIAL Middle East FZ LLC. SIAL Middle East is the regional affiliate of Comexposium, one of the leading organisers of trade fairs and shows in the world. Comexposium organises 114 events across 17 industry sectors.
Strategic Partner : Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority. The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) is a strategic partner of SIAL Middle East.
Entrants from China, Germany, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Namibia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and the UAE are competing at Alen Thong Golden Coffee Pot Young Chef Challenge at SIAL
Root for your favourite as 40 baristas and coffee artists battle it out at the Regional Barista & Latte Art Championship at SIAL.