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 […]

Mum’s the Word – Order your Champagne Glasses now!

Mother's Day - Order your Champagne Glasses Now to avoid disappointment

Mother’s Day is just around the corner – 13 May – and we want to help you get ready for a bumper trading day. Last year the Australian Retailers Association estimated that Australians would spend around $300 million dollars on Mother’s Day dining. You could expect that figure to increase in 2018 so it’s definitely worth […]

Duni napkins – Beautiful Strong & Absorbent

Quality napkins from Duni

The humble napkin is one of the most used disposable items in the hotel, restaurant, and cafe trade. For most situations a basic disposable napkin will do the job. However, if you want to introduce personality and offer quality, Duni napkins are the perfect option. A good first impression Creating a good first impression is […]

Gastronorm Pans & Sizing Guide

Gastronorm Pans - Sizes explained so you can order the correct pan

The Gastronorm Pan is one of the most utilised pieces of equipment in the commercial kitchen. However, it can be a tad confusing when it comes to sizing and volumes. So we’ve decided to make things easy and summarise everything for you. Gastronorm sizing is a unique system used to indicate the maximum capacity of […]

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 […]

How renting hospitality equipment can help your Cash Flow

Try before you buy your hospitality equipment

Recently we’ve been helping quite a few owners of new cafes and hotels with their venue set up. One of the comments that regularly comes up is cash flow and the high cost of purchasing hospitality equipment. So we thought we’d look at the benefits of Silver Chef’s Rent-Try-Buy® option. Who is Silver Chef? Silver […]

Top 8 St Patrick’s Day cocktails

8 of the best St Patrick's Day cocktails

No Guinness on tap? No worries. We’ve come up with what we believe are 8 of the best St Patrick’s Day cocktails. To be sure, to be sure to get the party started! Traditional St Patrick’s Day cocktails We start our Top 8 with a few of the more traditional St Patrick’s Day cocktails. With […]