RESTAURANT WORKSHOP- STARTING & SUSTAINING YOUR RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT WORKSHOP- IMPORTANT STEPS IN STARTING & SUSTAINING YOUR RESTAURANT

In a world of constant change, the fundamentals are more important than ever.  Learn about the Keys to Success in making your RESTAURANT POSITIVE.

  • TOPICS:  Business Planning, Talent ACquisition & Retention, Positive Coaching, Operating Systems & Tools, Real Estate, "Buying Vs. Start-up", Branding & Marketing, Image

  • Is your restaurant positioned to prosper far beyond the tenure of any single leader or owner?  

  • Would you like to learn how to earn HIGH profits while working fewer hours?  

  • In this workshop, you will learn how to build a foundation that makes the restaurant itself the ultimate product, allowing it to prosper and grow in the face of any change.  

  •  VRLTA Members enjoy a 15% discount on general admission tickets for this event as well as all other Restaurant Positive workshops 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restaurant-workshop-starting-sustaining-your-restaurant-tickets-26522480453

"First Steps in Starting a Restaurant"

Another Practical "Toolbox" Workshop Brought to You by SCORE-Richmond in Partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration  

Richmond was recently described as a top destination for food travel and an up-and-coming foodie destination.  How can you cash in on this trend and avoid being among the 60% of restaurants that fail in the first year?  Join a local professional restaurant coach to learn: 

  • Is owning a restaurant right for you?
  • Buy existing, buy a franchise, start a new concept
  • Why some restaurants make it and others don’t
  • Financial and people resources to get started
  • Creating a practical restaurant business plan
  • What it takes to sustain a profitable restaurant
  • A month and year in the life of a restaurant owner

If you have ever considered opening your own restaurant, this workshop is the place to begin!

FEE: $25 pre-registration

To register, please visit:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=iicc86cab&oeidk=a07ecxjxkrx6105119c

Your Speaker:  Martha Looney- Owner of Restaurant Positive.  Professional Restaurant Coach  

Martha has been a General Manager, Regional Director of Operations and Small Business owner.  She has opened over 20 restaurants and led teams in sales volumes ranging from $2 million to over $80 million in annual revenues.

Areas of Expertise: Restaurant Start Up; Talent Acquisition, Retention and Development; Systems, Tools & Processes; Leading the Guest Experience; Creating Absentee Ownership, Staging Restaurants for Sale.  Education: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Center for Creative Leadership

 

Webinar: The Impact of new Salaried Employee Over Time Rules on the Hospitality Industry

The Impact of new Salaried Employee Over Time Rules

on the Hospitality Industry

 

Beginning Dec 1st, 2016, the new minimum annual pay for your salaried employees will be $47,426.   

 

The Restaurant and Hotel industry is one the of the industries most impacted by the US Dept of Labor's

new ruling that increases the overtime threshold limit.  If you work in a restaurant, you probably have dozens of questions about

these new laws and how they will impact you and your business.

 

What exactly does this mean?

What are the implications for restaurant managers and owners?

How will the affected employees pay change?

How do I prepare for the changes?

 

During this webinar, we will discuss the new rules and help you develop a workable action plan to implement them including:

 

How to identify effected employees

Ways to address the changes in your people are compensated

The best ways to communicate the changes to your employees

How to evaluate or update your job descriptions

What policy changes or timekeeping updates are suggested

 

During the webinar, you will have an opportunity to ask specific questions related to you and your business

To register, please visit:

https://vhta.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=847064

 

 

RESTAURANT WORKSHOP- Talent Acquisition: Recruit & Retain

As the Restaurant Industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, sourcing, selecting and retaining top Restaurant Talent is increasingly challenging.  

In this workshop, learn how you can create a competitive advantage in attracting top talent to your restaurant.

Learn the "8 Points of Recruiting"  when deployed consistently, you are virtually guaranteed to be 100% staffed consistently with the RIGHT PEOPLE

Additional topics:

  • How to build a regional reputation for attracting and retaining Top Talent
  • Effective sourcing methods
  • Behavioral Interviewing- How and When to hire for Talent versus Experience
  • Creating a work environment and culture where people want to come to work, stay and grow
  • Developing internally for the Future- when you have an opening, you have multiple team members to choose from

VRLTA Members can enjoy a 15% discount on general admission tickets for this as well as all other Restaurant Positive workshops.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restaurant-workshop-talent-acquisition-recruit-retain-tickets-26607402457

New Labor Laws for the Restaurant Industry

New 2016 Labor Laws go into effect at the end of this year.  Learn what to expect and how to implement and avoid costly fines.  

Topics include:  

  • New Overtime Exempt laws and how it impacts your salaried managers.  
  • New Tip Pooling Policy and how this changes the way wages are calculated.
  • How to legally manage employees who post negative work-related comments on Social Media

$30 per person advanced ticket.  $38 at the door.  Cash or credit card accepted.  

  • June 20th 2-5pm
  • Gather Co-Working Space
  • 409 E Main St Richmond , Va
  • Metered Street Parking available or $3.00 lot

Please register by emailing Martha@RestaurantPositive.com

Limited seating.

June 14th 9am-12pm BOH Recruit Retain & Develop

As the Restaurant Industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, sourcing, selecting and retaining top Back-of-the-House talent is increasingly challenging.   In this workshop, learn how you can create a comeptitive advantage in attracting top talent to your restaurant. Learn the "8 Points of Recruiting"  when deployed consistently, you are virtualy guaranteed to be 100% staffed consistently with the RIGHT PEOPLE Additional topics: How to build a regional reputation for attracting and retainining Top Talent Effective sourcing methods Behavioral Interviewing- How and When to hire for Talent versus

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restaurant-workshop-boh-recruit-retain-develop-tickets-25629446364

Food Cost Workshop: Reduce Costs- Increase Quality

Do you know with certainty that your food cost is absolutely accurate? Would you like to save tens of thousands of dollars in Food Costs this year? Is your invoicing system fool proof? How do you know if your vendor is truly giving you their best pricing? Would it be of value to know the top 10 items that are driving your food cost and how to control them? Is your counting system the most efficient and effective way to capture your current inventory? If any of these questions left you wondering about your own practices, this workshop may be of benefit to you or your team.

  • June 6th 2-5pm
  • Gather Co-working space
  • 409 E Main St Richmond Va

$38 advance ticket of $45 day of event

Register below or email Martha@RestaurantPositive.com

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