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Do Hospitality Supervisors Really Supervise?

Hospitality Supervisors Need A Hands On Approach. I was at a venue recently for a meeting with two hospitality industry colleagues and I noticed something that seems to be becoming a common trait with young, dare I say, “untrained” food and beverage attendants. I won’t even use the term “waiter” because they don’t really fit…

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Create Memorable Hospitality Experiences

What is your most memorable recent hospitality experience? During the holidays I had the privilege of taking Henry, an 84 year old gentleman of German heritage, to the Munich Brauhaus on South Wharf Melbourne. His eyes lit up as we entered this beer hall styled venue, rich with natural timber and animal hide fixtures. However…

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Improving Hospitality Service Engagement

Today we feature an article on Hospitality Service Engagement that was published in the August edition of Drinks Trade magazine, I hope you gain some insights from it. There is no news in the story that the hospitality and tourism industry remains heavily reliant on a casual workforce.  Service positions are frequently filled by people…


A new financial year – How’s it going for you?

I played golf recently with a good mate who manages an international 5-star hotel. He said, “I can’t believe the first quarter is done already, but I’m pretty happy with my achievements!” His measures of success revolved around his professional, personal and family scenarios and he was clearly pumped about the outcomes. His hotel is…


What is Emotional Intelligence?

Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer were the original researchers who conceived the idea of ‘Emotional Intelligence’ around 1990 describing it as “a form of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and action”.…

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Whisky or Whiskey

Whiskey or Whisky?
How does the change of seasons affect your eating and drinking pattern? As the southern hemisphere moves into Autumn and our northerly neighbors enjoy the smells and sounds of Spring, our patterns of consumption change.