Setting up a Restaurant

Creating the Backdrop

If you are setting up a restaurant you may either be taking over an existing business or creating a new one. If you are creating one in new one, the interior design and colour scheme will play an important role in the success of your restaurant. Of course, if the food is outstanding and the price appropriate, it will no doubt be successful. However, for the majority of restauranteurs, the venue itself is important as it sets the scene.

Apart from anything else the interior design of your venue sets the scene and acts as a visual clue to potential clients. If you specialize in Indian cuisine, presenting your restaurant as a Mexican themed venue may fail to attract those who love Indian cuisine and result in disappointed clients. How you present your restaurant will define, to a certain extent, the type of clients you will attract. Make sure that it attracts clients who will love your style and menu.

Dinnerware and Glassware

Once your venue is decorated the next step is to consider what dinnerware and glassware you will use. Of course, there have been people who have fallen in love with a particular dinner set and have designed their restaurant around it, but this does not apply to the majority of people.

If you are setting up a new business, the focus should be on quality rather than quantity. There are plenty of places advertising dinner plates for sale, but your choice shouldn’t be based on price alone. Dinner plates should be selected so that they are consistent with your brand and communicate this with clients.

If you are looking for a traditional plate with a modern twist, why not take a look at the Retro Blue 16.5cm (6.5″) Coupe Plate. In classic white with a blue rim this plate is contemporary and suitable for a range of menus.

Creating a Brand

There is a wide choice of dinner plates for sale, but it is recommended to select ones which are best for your venue regardless of price, and then consider how you can acquire them. If you are unable to purchase a full set of dinner plates initially why not purchase sufficient to set you up and then, as the business grows add to your service. Apart from dinner plates don’t forget to purchase bowls, salad plates and either mugs or cups. If everything matches it will provide consistency and offer reassurance to clients. This is particularly important if this is a new business as it allows you to establish yourself as being professional.

Complement your Dinner Service

Glasses and cutlery should be chosen to complement your dinner service. The perception is that fine food is eaten with heavy cutlery, so investing in heavy cutlery may even improve the taste of your food. The same applies to drinks which are served in heavier glasses, so investing in good quality cutlery and glassware is a sound investment, despite the initial cash outlay.

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