It's been a tough year for restaurants due to the pandemic which has forced the industry to change to meet new standards of practice. 2021 isn't showing any signs of slowing down the changes. It can be a challenge to adapt to these changes and even harder when you have to teach new employees the new standards. Here is a list of top restaurant training trends.
Ensure Employees Know the Rules of Any Restrictions
If your restaurant is in a state that has implemented restrictions, make sure that you're training new employees to know what these restrictions are and how to properly follow them. When your employees know all the restrictions it will help prevent any potential violations. Any time that regulations change, take care that every employee knows what the regulation changes are and how they affect the restaurant.
Sanitization is Everything
Sanitization has always been a top priority for restaurants, but with the emergence of Covid-19 is important to teach employees to sanitize all surfaces that have any sort of interaction with visitors or employees. This also helps patrons feel safer that they are eating in a sanitized environment.
Training for New Technology
A lot of new technology has been implemented into restaurants because of the pandemic such as take out software. Take the time to see whether an employee understands any new technology that has been implemented, this can help from any future hassles during busy moments. For more information, check out our guide Restaurant Technology Trends to Watch in 2021.
Train Cooks to Maintain the Highest Standards in Food Preservation
With the potential for long periods of slow business, it's important to train your cooks to preserve food so it can maintain its longest life expectancy. Now, is a good time to switch menu items that have ingredients with long shelf life.
What Restaurants Should Expect in 2021
By staying up on the training trends, you and your employees will be ready to face any of the changes that may come with the rest of 2021. There are a few things that restaurants should expect for the summer of 2021.
- A big draw for take-out- Now that take-out is such a part of people's lives, it's here to stay. Train your staff to handle take-outs appropriately when the dining area is busy, so it remains a smooth process.
- Potential restrictions- With the uncertainty of the pandemic, there could be further restrictions put in place. Remember to stay up to date on what's happening in your local area.
- Continue to main high sanitization standards- Keep up the good practice of sanitizing, it helps protect you, your employees, and your patrons.
- More digital interaction- A lot of people switched to digital means to stay connected, so online promotion, interaction, and delivery are key. Unless your online business is handled by a corporation, it's important that you hire or train the appropriate person to handle any of your online presence that'll stay up on the dynamic trends in the digital space.