This period has brought a lack of financial uncertainty amongst the hospitality community. We’ve all had to figure things out FAST. Although we’ve been doing our best to digest it for you all, we thought we’d bring in an expert.
Tom Allerton is a chartered accountant and the founder of Bitesize Consulting , a specialist food & beverage accounting firm. His goal is to help small business owners...
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DELIVERY PLATFORMS: WHAT’S THE COST
The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused severe disruption across the hospitality industry, with restaurants scrambling to provide takeaway services due to government mandated closure for in-person services.
We know a lot of you have now closed due to health guidelines, but we’ve gathered information about four of the best-known delivery platforms. Please note, this data is...
A Practical List for Life
If you’re looking for information about employment, salary and sick pay then please visit the CounterTalk Practical List for Work
Please note, this information is accurate as of 24 March 9PM GMT. We will continue to update this list as relevant information is released
Stay informed because things are changing FAST! Whether that’s listening or watching the news...
A Practical List for Work
Please note, this information is accurate as of 15 April. We will continue to update this list as relevant information is released
As of 20 March, the government has now officially instructed restaurants, bars & pubs to close, as well as cinemas and gyms and any other ‘non essential’ businesses. Providing take out services (The government has completely relaxed...
CounterTalk Freelance / Temp Shifts List
The Office for National Statistics estimates that there are 5 million self-employed & freelance workers in the UK, making up almost 20% of the overall UK workforce. Of this, 162,000 work in Accommodation and Food Services. 
If you’re reading this and work full-time for a restaurant, or own your own food business, you’ve probably come across freelance or...
Hi Countertalk Community.
We get asked a lot about how to run a supper club, it was a popular topic amongst our guests at our previous coffee mornings and features in our inbox frequently.
So what is a supperclub?
A supperclub is essentially a 'pop-up' restaurant, they are a popular way of testing out your ideas and food without committing to the overheads that come with owning a...
There's a grey area when it comes to staging in the hospitality industry. In this article we are going to cover how to get a stage, what to expect and what responsibility the employer has.
“ Staging is an unpaid internship test when a cook or chef works briefly, for free, (or to gain a position) in another chef's kitchen to learn and be exposed to new techniques...
Staffing in the Hospitality Industry
Notes from our discussion on 20.01.20 at Passo.
We asked the audience to write down the issues they are facing in terms of staffing in the industry. We have broken them down into the following categories.
Staff, from an employers point of view
Lack of experienced staff, increasing demand on qualified members to provide more training but due to shortages theres an inability to...