6 Tips for Running an Effective Restaurant Kitchen

As a restaurant manager, you have a lot of important duties. The combination of those duties is what keeps your kitchen running. Without a great manager, a restaurant can easily fall apart, leading to decreased customers and lost business. Here are a few tips for restaurant managers to keep in mind when trying to run an effective kitchen:

1. Focus on Product Quality. 

One of the most important aspects of the restaurant business is food quality. If you don't have quality food, you're going to have a difficult time staying in business. Be sure to enforce food preparation procedures, food storage standards and presentation quality at all times.

2. Deliver Superior Service. 

The other important aspect of the restaurant business revolves around service. If a customer has a bad experience with the service, they're likely to not come back. Remember the saying, " The customer is always right." Be sure to train your employees on service, as well as model superior customer service yourself.

3. Promote a Healthy Work Environment.

While yelling at his staff may work for Gordon Ramsey, as a restaurant manager it's important to keep your cool. Do everything you can to create a positive work environment where everyone feels they can trust one another and enjoy working as a team. Focus on balancing fun with hard work.

4. Manage Time Wisely. 

Time management is key for restaurant managers. Make sure to budget time for scheduling, inventory, ordering, receiving, helping on the line and any other duties specific to your restaurant. With a lot on your plate, it's important to manage your time wisely and prioritize tasks.

5. Manage Costs Effectively. 

In order to run a successful restaurant, it's important to manage costs efficiently. Those costs include staff wages, food and waste. Keeping an accurate record of all costs and losses can help you better budget in the future.

6. Discipline & Reward Appropriately.

When disciplining of an employee is necessary, be sure to refer to the policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook. As the manager, it's important that you are consistent with disciplinary actions to ensure fairness. On the other hand, it's also important to reward deserving employees. A few words of encouragement can go a long way!

Running an effective restaurant kitchen wouldn't be possible without properly working equipment. As a manager, it's important for you to recognize when replacement and repair of food-service equipment is necessary. At Fast Fix LLC, we offer 24/7 emergency maintenance on restaurant equipment in Missouri and Western Illinois. Give us a call at 573-254-3748 for all your Missouri food-service equipment repair needs!

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Equipment Service & Repair

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Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Services
9403 County Road 154
Auxvasse, MO 65231

Phone: 573-254-3748
St. Louis Customers: 636-FASTFIX
Website: www.FastFixLLC.com

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