If you have always loved to play in the kitchen and you could spend every day creating new recipes and culinary combinations as an adult, a career as a Chef might be the best one for you. In such a competitive industry, however, one might wonder: how can I become a successful Chef? Any successful culinary genius, from Gordon Ramsey to Jean Christophe Novelli, will tell you: there is no secret. The road to success in the hospitality industry is made of hard work, passion, stressful nights and great rewards. If you think this is the career for you, keep reading and find out how to become a successful Chef. Continue reading “Top Tips on How to become a Chef”
It’s safe to say that a congratulations is in order for getting an interview for your desired hospitality role.
Your CV has proven you to be a worthy candidate for the role. All that is left to do is make sure you are prepared for the day of the interview, and we’re helping you out by offering some tips below.
Employee turnover is a common challenge in the hospitality industry, whether managing a restaurant or running a hotel.
However, below we’re sharing tips that should help the improvement of the recruitment process as hiring staff can be difficult.
Reviewing job descriptions
You’re recruiting for a dynamic industry, and it’s common for the duties performed by various restaurant and hotel staff to change over time. Before advertising any ope positions, make a point of reviewing the role, considering the required skills and experience, and updating the description accordingly.
Often, hospitality employers will ask for too much or too little of applicants, which can lead to a poor hire. Prior to calling up candidates, create a screening process that assesses their ability to perform without going overboard.
Building quality relationships with hospitality programs and culinary schools will put you in the position of having the pick of graduates. Remember to consider mentoring promising students and offer them entry-level jobs where you are able to coach them throughout their training.
Moving through the ranks
When a position opens up in your restaurant or hotel, take a look at your current staff and consider who you believe may be ready to move up in the ranks and is ready for an increase in responsibility.
If you are recruiting, consider the following notes in the peak times for recruitment:
- January – Annual peak in recruitment; more competition for places
- February – Job postings drop after initial peak
- March – Approaching the end of the financial year; accounting staff are in demand
- April – Construction projects on the up rise; Easter means more temporary staff are needed
- May – Consider hiring graduates
- June – Holidays
- July – Tourism sector will need staff for short term demand
- August – Number of student applications decrease
- September – Holidays goers return; recruitment rises
- October – Autumn is the second most likely time to fill a job vacancy
- November – Candidate interest will fall because of Christmas
- December – Temp Christmas jobs are posted
Working in the hospitality industry holds a lot of appeal.
If it’s not the travel opportunities it brings, it might be the chance to meet and work with a variety of different people around the globe.
Hospitality requires you to work in a multi-cultural environment.
The hospitality, leisure and tourism industry has a lot to offer graduates both in the United Kingdom and abroad, and it’s still growing.
The industry covers areas ranging from accommodation and food services to health and fitness, entertainment, and clubs, bars and pubs. No matter the area you choose to pursue, there will be plenty of jobs to pick from and management opportunities.
Working in hospitality is a great way to make use of your people skills.
Below, we’ve listed a few reasons to think about on why to consider a career in hospitality, whether you choose to work front-of-house or behind the scenes, you could be making a great career for yourself.
People who are lucky enough to have a career in tourism and hospitality management provide valuable services to travellers while potentially earning significant discounts on travel and lodging for themselves.
These careers are popular because education and experience can be applied to many different types of facilities and positions, making it easy to fit into a variety of jobs in different locations.
To get into the management sector in the hospitality industry, you often need a university degree.
However, before you make the commitment to study hospitality management, it is beneficial to know which areas you can get involved in with this degree. The opportunities available to someone who has a degree in hospitality management are very diverse – more so than you may think.
The hospitality industry has seen some of the strongest job growth in its last quarter, pushing it high above the national average, reported by CV-Library.
Posted job roles in the sector rose by 22.4% in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015, when compared to Q4 2014, above the national average job growth of 19.1%.
Founder and managing director at CV-Library. Lee Biggins, had this to say: “It’s great to see such strong job growth within the hospitality sector. The fact that the hospitality job market is thriving and has grown throughout Q4 is excellent news for industry professionals and we expect this to continue in the year ahead.
“Q4 is typically a quieter time of year, with the jobs market slowing down in the run-up to the festive period, so these numbers bode well for 2016.I”
As well as the job growth, the sector also experienced a rise in the number of applications received to available job roles. Job applications rose by 19.6% in the fourth quarter of 2015, in comparison to 2014.
Decorating your hospitality venue, whether it be a hotel, pub or restaurant, is a given at this time of year.
Christmas trees have been put up and tinsel is adorning the fixtures, all in preparation for the 24th and 25th December. There are obvious Christmas decorations that will have been put up, but sometimes these aren’t the right ones.
So, just how do can you achieve that festive look, all the while maintaining a welcoming, timeless appeal?