Many want to start a food or beverage business that’s going to succeed and serve the community. But the hard part is hiring trustworthy staff that can help run the business and keep customers happy.
We need to be able to trust our servers, chefs, and support staff without thinking about all the things that could possibly go wrong. This is why we take the necessary time and effort to find and assemble an all-star team.
If you’re considering a career in the restaurant field, here’s a list of the top five things we look for in our catering staff.
1. Willingness to learn
The hospitality industry is characterized by rapid change and constant evolution. For example, over the past year, restaurants have been forced to adapt to survive. Similarly, in the people we hire, while experience is valued, a willingness to learn is considerably more important and sought after.
At Bistro – Pizzeria & Cafe, as a leading catering service, we deal with fresh food and thus understand the responsibilities and commitment we have made to our client’s health and safety. Professionalism is a crucial trait of our staff. They are presentable and all on the same page regarding greeting, service, and food preparation.
Personality traits important in the restaurant business include tolerance, business sense, passion, presence, persistence, and general positive energy. An ability to balance life inside and outside the restaurant is also necessary.
The food and beverage environment is extremely team-based. If you’re a lone wolf, it’s challenging to support your teammates in this fast-paced industry, and thus we need people who can work well with others.
5. Problem-solving skills
Issues with clients and customers rarely arise. But, thinking on your feet to find a solution is critical and part of our service when problems come up. Getting in the habit of solving problems and learning what effective solutions look like is an excellent foundation for improvising should problems arise.
If you’re looking for halal, healthy food in Calgary, Alberta, reach out to Bistro – Pizzeria & Cafe. We serve various coffees, salads and appetizers, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, gourmet (twelve-inch) pizzas, main courses, cold drinks, and desserts. We also offer job opportunities in food service and preparation and have customers visit us from across Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Alberta, Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.