Category Archives: Industry News

Paper straws are becoming a product in demand

With the world becoming more health conscious and environmentally aware, biodegradable products such as paper straws are becoming a product in demand. There are a few things you should consider when looking for paper straws. Are all the elements of these straws able to break down? Have the inks been food safe tested? At Johnson […]

Commercial kitchen terminology 101

Kitchen terminology explained.

For any food-based business, the communications between staff from kitchen to table should be seamless. One area where newcomers may come unstuck is commercial kitchen terminology. So we’ve created a list of terms you might hear in and around a commercial kitchen and explain what they mean in layman’s terms. Background to commercial kitchen terminology […]

Essential Guide – Opening a new Cafe, Restaurant or Bar

Essential Guide - Opening a new Cafe, Restaurant or Bar - Free Tips to help you succeed.

The number of new venues opening in Australia continues to rise. To assist owners with their due diligence, we’ve developed an Essential Guide on opening a new cafe, restaurant or bar. This starts with finding the perfect location. Finding the perfect location Finding the perfect location for a new cafe, restaurant, or bar can be fraught […]

New Cafe, Restaurant or Bar – Venue setup checklist

New Cafe, Restaurant or Bar - Venue setup checklist

Once you have secured your perfect location and have the necessary permits to operate your new business, the next step is the venue setup. This is a checklist for anyone opening a new cafe, restaurant or bar. We’re assuming you have already developed a comprehensive Business Plan and have settled on your ideal floor plan. […]

New Cafe, Restaurant or Bar – Council approval

Council approval for a new cafe, restaurant or bar

Opening a new Cafe, Restaurant or Bar is an exciting business proposition. One of the first steps in the process is usually submitting a DA for Council approval. The following is an overview of how to get Council approval for a new Cafe, Restaurant or Bar. Steps for Council approval – New Cafe, Restaurant or […]

Raise a Beer Glass to the Aussie Economy

From grain to Beer Glass research shows Beer is good for our economy.

It’s official. Beer is a major contributor to the Australian economy. Research by ACIL Allen Consulting for the Brewers Association of Australia, found Beer generates $16.9 billion per year in economic activity. So grab a Beer Glass, pour a beer and celebrate the good news! Beer is good for jobs and GDP The research uncovered […]

Food waste, Food rescue & the Doggy bag

Reducing Plate food waste with the Doggy Bag

According to the Department of Environment and Energy, 2.2 million tonnes of edible food is disposed of in Australia every year. Furthermore, food waste is estimated to cost the Australian economy $20 billion annually! As a complex issue, reducing food waste requires a multi-faceted approach. Reducing food waste & helping those in need The 2016 […]

New Cafe, Restaurant or Bar – Finding the perfect location

Take time to find the perfect location for your new Cafe, Restaurant or Bar

Finding the perfect location for a new Cafe, Restaurant or Bar can be a time consuming process. We’ve put together some considerations to help you with your journey. Population base – Sustaining a new Cafe, Restaurant or Bar As well as doing your research on foot traffic, drilling down into the demographics of the local […]

Plastic straws – What are they good for?

Cocktails and not a plastic straw in sight!

If we were to answer this question, we’d probably say, ‘absolutely nothing!’. Well that’s not entirely true, but legend has it that the June Dally Watkins School of Etiquette instructs its students that one should never drink from plastic straws. So are plastic straws on their way out? Our addiction to plastic straws According to the […]