As a restaurant owner, it can be easy to get busy with employees and marketing, and forget about keeping the quality of your food high. Unfortunately, if you order from the wrong food vendor, you might not end up with dishes that you can be proud of. When I opened my first place, I chose my first vendor based completely on price, which was a mistake. Instead of turning out fresh, delicious food everyday, I found myself struggling to hang onto customers. I want you to avoid making the same mistakes I did, which is why I want to teach you about the importance of food vendors.
If you have recently obtained your liquor license and plan on introducing a wine menu for your customers to enjoy while consuming meals at your eatery, participating in a wine tasting event can be beneficial. As you accustom yourself to various vintages that pair well with certain foods, you can begin planning which types of products to serve your clients.
A Wine And Food Event
A wine and food event that is being hosted locally may feature some popular wine products and cultural cuisine. This type of event is usually open to the general public. It may require you to purchase tickets in advance. Attending an event like this can be enjoyable for you and your immediate kitchen staff.
By inviting some of your employees to attend the event with you, you will be able to receive their opinions about various wine products and food pairings. Some events may serve wine and light fare, such as cheeses and crackers. Other events may be more elaborate and serve a wide range of wine products and full meals.
A Sampling Session Of Your Own
If you would like to taste wine in the confines of your own restaurant, purchasing a few bottles of popular vintages can help you learn about various products, plus will give you the chance to experiment pairing the wine products with some of the dishes that are featured on your menu.
A wine retailer or a spirits retailer will feature a range of domestic and imported wine products. Hosting this type of event can be arranged for an evening when your dining venue is closed to the public. Close friends or your employees can be invited to the sampling session that you prepare.
A Visit To A Winery
A visit to a winery will give you a firsthand look at how grapes are harvested and used to produce some distinct types of wine. A winery will usually offer visitors a range of sample wine and food products. A winery owner will be familiar with popular wine and food pairings.
During this type of event, you will have the ability to purchase any wine products that you like. These wine products can be brought back to your dining establishment and served to your customers. Winery tours are offered throughout the year and may each feature a new batch of wine products that you can sample and analyze at your leisure.
Reach out to a supplier if you want to participate in a wine tasting.