We all know that gastronomy is a French heritage recognized worldwide. But in the age of Uber Eats and Covid, between love and disillusionment of the profession, is working in the restaurant business still worth it ?
Catering, a profession of passion
The restaurant business is a world of its own, the way it works is different and the hours are different. It is a world full of encounters, stressful moments, the pleasure of sharing and transmission. Catering is not a random profession, it is a vocation. For those who are starting out in this field and who do not like it, difficult moments await you.
Tact, kindness, availability, rigor, organization, sense of sharing and mutual aid are the keys to this sector. Each restaurant and hotel is different, each new establishment is a new adventure for the person who works there. It is necessary to create loyalty, to conquer and seduce the customer, to make him live an exceptional moment, to make him travel, to transport him.
There are many schools in France and abroad that train for these jobs, but it is also possible to learn on the job. These are jobs where you have to know how to do everything and be ambivalent. From reception to the kitchen, from management to marketing, you have to be everywhere. Hotel and restaurant schools train the young people of tomorrow to meet all the needs of customers but also to manage a team.
A difficult job made of sacrifices
The DARES recently ranked the most difficult jobs for workers, and the catering industry came in first place. Indeed, these jobs require a lot of sacrifices, the hours are hard, the customers are not always easy, the smells, the noise and the working environment can be burdensome in the long run.
Nevertheless, today a new generation of chefs and hotel professionals is emerging and transforming the profession. We are seeing new management techniques to run an establishment. Social networks are now a more effective sales strategy than selling your dish. Restaurants have gone digital to make you travel through your screens !
The restaurant business is a passionate business, which will endure because people will always want to go to restaurants ! Although these are difficult jobs in the long run, it is up to us to reinvent them to create the future of this sector.
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