Blog - November 2019

  • 3 Things to Do Before You Open a Hotel

    Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    So, you want to open a hotel! Or read about it, or read about anything to avoid calls and emails, I hear you loud and clear, let’s get this show on the road. Hotels are great, good food, new rooms, comfy beds, it’s like winning a fluffy robed lottery. But it isn’t all easy breezy on the other side of this amazingness – so this is what you should do before starting up one of your own: Do Your ...

  • How to Prepare Your Restaurant Staff for the Christmas Rush

    Posted on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    I get to the airport 4 hours before departure, so if you think this blog is too early, you’re wrong, preparation is key, and I won’t be told otherwise! You can never be too prepared, and if you’re running the ship in your restaurant this year, then read on, because we have some great tips for you! (Plus, if you’re working this season and feel like you’re running around like a headless turkey, ...

  • A Vegan’s Guide to Sleigh-ing the Festive Season

    Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    The holidays are great; it’s the perfect time to see loved ones, buy as many fairy lights as humanly possible, listen to Michael Bublé on repeat and of course, the food. But how do you enjoy this time as a vegan when dinners are predominantly meat based, and the Christmas markets have dairy this and turkey that? It can feel a bit tough, especially when you’re wanting to make plans with people who ...

  • Top Tips on How to Smash Your Bartending Trial Shift (and not the Glasses)

    Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    So, you have gone through the interviews with flying colours and have landed your trial shift, the next point of the hiring process, congratulations! (Or if you’re just reading this out of curiosity, welcome!) “But what now?!” I hear you ask. Don’t worry, Xpress is here to help! The trial shift is the day that all your hard work in writing your cv, applying yourself, going through interviews (and ...

  • Top 5 Edinburgh Restaurants to Celebrate World Vegan Day in Style!

    Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019 by Amy ListonNo comments

    It’s World Vegan Day today and we’re so here for it, which is why we have a list of our favourite vegan spots in Edinburgh! Do you think we missed any? Let us know in the comments! 1 – Naked Bakery, 24a Hill St (images: @Naked_Bakery on Instagram) Located in Hill Street, this vegan café hits the spot! With cakes, soups, toasties and more delicious treats, it’s definitely somewhere to try out – ...