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  • It Takes a Lot of Skill to Be this Unskilled

    Posted on Friday, February 21, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    The post-Brexit plans have been revealed, and along with the plans came worries that it could have a negative effect on the Hospitality Industry, with Nicola Sturgeon calling the system “devastating”. It causes caution as there is no obvious route for the workers under this new system, with the Government confirming that there’ll be no alternative route for “low-skilled” workers, as you can see ...

  • Our Guide to an Edinburgh Pancake Crawl

    Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Pancake Day is a wonderful day. So wonderful in fact, that it trended on Twitter a whole week early and scared half the nation, thinking we missed the opportunity to have fluffy goodness for every meal of the day completely guilt free. Luckily, two things happened: We realised it was in fact a week early, and also trended on a Monday, which would be a bit counterproductive for Shrove Tuesday, but ...

  • Under 18 and Looking for Work? We’re Here to Help

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    For some, the grind starts early. Whether it’s to feel more independent with income, help your family, or to make the decision between university or work before you’re forced to choose in your last year of school – whatever the reason, we’re here to help you understand your rights as a young worker and get your career started on the right page! Know Your Rights In the UK, children are able to ...

  • 3 Hospitality Trends We Think We’ll See in 2020

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    January felt like forever, and yet we’re already in the middle of February, how mad is that?! As much as I’m ready to get into summer mode and out of storm Ciara, Dennis, Jeff, Louise, Ben and whoever else we have next, I can’t help but think of what we in the industry should be getting ready for too. So put the beach cocktails on hold, hold your horses with the kimono orders, and lets get stuck ...

  • These 3 Edinburgh Hotspots are Ideal for Watching the Rugby, or for Afterwards when You Get to Celebrate…or Drown Yer Sorrows

    Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    It’s that time of year when the rugby dictates your plan and your mood for over a month, and honestly, we’re here for it. This Saturday, Scotland and England are playing and if you’re not there in the stands, then you need to find yourself a good pub with good grub and a great crowd! And we’re here to help (we got you boo). So, without further ado, here are some of the best Edinburgh pubs and ...

  • 5 Restaurant Management Tips to Bring your Skills to the Next Level

    Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Whether you’re new to restaurant management, or want to switch up your management style, it can be tricky to know where to start. But that’s why I’m here! So, grab some snacks, a pen and paper (coming from the blogger that lists things with Trello and writes on Word, I know, I get it, let me live ) and let the plethora of tips and tricks commence! 1 – Get Your Marketing Hat On When you’re ...

  • 5 Interesting Facts About Chefs That You Probably Didn’t Know

    Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Let’s be real, it’s a bit unfair to not do 20 completely different careers throughout your life, so obviously the only way we can feel a bit better is by living vicariously through others (hello, Instagram) – so that’s exactly what we’re doing today! So, let’s get into it and see what’s going on in the chef world. Fine Dining Started in France Following the French Revolution, the French chefs ...

  • 3 Things You Should Do If You Want to Ace Your Trial Shift

    Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Do you have a trial shift coming up? Probably, you clicked the title! Or maybe you’re nosey and just want to know – either way, welcome! Trial shifts are a great opportunity to show your skills and wow your potential manager, having already impressed them in the initial interview stage. But how do you show them that you truly have what it takes? You’re about to find out! 1 – Before the shift, ...

  • Why the Rise in Veganism Should Change How You Operate in Your Hotel

    Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2020 by Amy ListonNo comments

    Veganism is becoming more normalised, and brands are finally beginning to get it. The vegans are rising, we must stop them! I hear you say. And it’s true, the options for vegan lifestyles are on the rise, but there is still production of meat and dairy, so please don’t worry too much – they’re actually not that scary. With lifestyle choices, environmental concerns, limiting intolerances, and even ...

  • 5 Reasons You Should Work in the Hospitality Industry

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    It’s midday Boxing Day, the leftovers from Christmas are going into soups and sandwiches and the room is still tense from the competitive and bitter ending of the family Christmas games (seriously, who brought Monopoly?!) and suddenly – the dreaded question surrounding New Year Resolutions. *Intense scream* To continue setting the scene, you want a new job, but you don’t know what industry you ...