Most of you know that I’m big into food.
Food is also the reason I’m so big, but I’m not here to talk about my weight. I’m here to talk about restaurants and how they can be better.
I rarely talk about the mediocre and crappy restaurants that I happen to stumble into. I’d much rather talk about the great ones. There are way more lame eateries than fabulous ones. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
When I was in my twenties—a very long time ago, mind ya—I spent about 3 or 4 years working in restaurants, even starting in fast food, feeding frozen burgers into the back of a broiler at Burger King.
Rocking Restaurant Management!
I wish that my managers at the time had read this brand new book, How to Rock Restaurant Management: 5 Ingredients to Leading a Successful Team, by Katelyn Silva, one of the members of my College of Self-Publishing Mastermind Group.
Of course, my managers didn’t read this book, because, you know, time-space-continuum and stuff. But if they had, I might not have chopped off the ends of three or four fingers, or had to wade through three inches of boiling hot grease, or sweated my balls off in a southern kitchen, in August, with no air-conditioning. Those are stories for another time. Suffice it to say, management matters.
If you have aspirations of managing a restaurant, or you’re already in the job, you owe it to yourself, your team, and your boss (even if that’s you), to read this book. Silva hits all the pitfalls and their solutions in this great little book. I was happy to see that more often than not, she chose the word ‘leadership’ as opposed to ‘management.’
People really don’t need managers; they need leaders. If you are aware of the difference, you can still learn a few things in these pages. If you don’t know the difference, then you’re probably a really crappy manager, and you most certainly need to read the book.
And then do leave a short review when you’re finished reading!