Tips to Prepare Your Foodservice Operation for the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us. The stores are a bit more crowded with gift buyers donning the accessory of 2020 (masks.) The internet is full of specials. And our restaurants, hotels, and catering services are sadly not operating at full capacity this year.

As we head into the last month of the holiday season, there are a few things you can do to make to make your operation more efficient and ultimately more profitable, and we’d like to take a few of those ideas and share them with you here.

Tips To Prepare Your Foodservice Operation for the Holidays

PLAN AHEAD.

This next month will be filled with festivities within your small family unit. By now, you’ve probably booked most of these arrangements with your guests, so the next step is to make sure you’re prepared and that precautions are taken due to the pandemic. Hire the right and minimum number of staff members it will take to pull off a successful event. Look forward to ordering schedules to make sure you have the right ingredients behind the bar and in the kitchen. Arrange the space so it’s decorative and festive, and able to socially distance.

One area we can’t stress enough is the need to make sure you have the right numbers in terms of staffing. With hiring in the foodservice industry being so challenging today, look ahead, plan, and make the decisions that will set your operation up for success.

BE FESTIVE.

One of the joys of the holiday season is to see our surroundings filled with festive décor and design. This certainly goes for restaurants, hotels, and catering services, as well. And to be more specific, it’s also important on the tabletop.

As you prepare for holiday events and celebrations, from Chanukah to Christmas to the Champagne popping of New Year’s Eve, create joy on your tabletop with festive servingware, dinnerware, flatware, and stemware. Make sure you’re counting and preparing to accommodate your guest total, and align your glassware and porcelain accordingly and distanced according to your state’s local regulations.

SERVE FOODS IN THE BEST CONDITIONS POSSIBLE.

Banqueting a large ballroom full of corporate party-goers can be a challenge. Catering piping hot dishes in the dead of winter might be difficult. But there are ways to ensure you’re serving your foods at ideal conditions, as well as safely with staff members doing all the serving.

From rolling ovens to holding cabinets and food delivery systems to chafing dishes, be sure you’re exploring and considering foodservice equipment that will help you impress your guests by serving nothing but the highest quality food serviced at the best possible conditions.

Are you ready for the holidays? Do you need last minute additions for either your professional kitchen or a residential one? We can help you re-open or cater your small holiday events safely.