Gastronomy is defined as the art and science of good eating, and is described as the activity and knowledge surrounding the preparation and appreciation of good food, and also as a study of the relationship between food and culture.
Gastronomy today is already viewed as an interdisciplinary activity comparable to other exact sciences like mathematics, physics and so on, and the area of fine arts like dancing, painting, sculpture, music and so on. Today’s concept of gastronomy is not anymore restricted to just beautifying the methods of consumption but also it defines the ability in appreciating and understanding the several methods of cooking and into food production.
And so today, those gastronomy aficionados have to have a good understanding of the technology, agriculture and aquaculture together with the updated cooking methods and equipment.
It is noticed today that gastronomy aficionado are also joining into the bandwagon of being entrepreneurs, meaning they are also inclined to put up a restaurant of their own after learning the craft of food preparation.
However, it is advisable for a chef to consider some restaurant success factors before jumping into opening a restaurant and managing it.
Experience and formal training are factors to increase your chances of success in managing your own restaurant against one who does not have any formal training or experience at all and who could perhaps be just relying on luck.
It is also advisable that the one who is doing the administration of the restaurant has some general business management skills especially when it comes to handling cash and budgeting money for the operation.
You may wonder if a creative ability or skill is needed for a person who will manage the restaurant, and the answer is it is preferable, because then the person will be able to input too in creating some unique ideas for the restaurant.
If you want to be the administrator of a restaurant, it is best to ask yourself if you can face long hours of working and spend a good deal of time away from your family. Needless to say then that you have to have the full support of your spouse and family if you are starting a restaurant business in order for you to succeed.
For a restaurant business to be productive, it is good to have an administrator in the restaurant who can relate well to people and can communicate effectively with different personalities since these qualities will help productivity and success of the restaurant, plus a personality who can mingle with the guests and get to know them for this will attract customers to come back to the restaurant.