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Restaurant Manager Systems

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, January 29, 2015

Operating systems

Research shows that while 90% of independent restaurants and cafes fail, over 90% of franchised restaurants are successful.

Given those percentages, doesn’t it make sense that you would want to operate your business more like a franchise than an independent restaurant or cafe.

Cafe manager systems

So, what are the franchise operations doing that allows them to enjoy a high percentage of success and gives them such an edge over independent restaurants?

The answer is really quite simple.... when you buy a franchise you are trained right from the start using a proven system. Nothing is left to chance. They duplicate the way they operate time and time again using written systems that everyone can follow.

Operation systems are rare in small businesses. Usually the reason is a lack of time to prepare the detailed information, and lack of a model on which to base it.

Yet the percentages above clearly indicate that your chances of success in this exciting industry are dramatically increased by having your own operating system.

Despite knowing this, when faced with the choice of spending hours to create these systems or doing nothing, many business owners choose to do nothing.

There is a great saying "change is difficult but to not change can be fatal".

A restaurant and cafe operating system usually contains the following sections:

  •  staff costing and managements systems
  •  cost control and financial management systems
  •  functions management systems
  •  bar management systems
  •  front of house management and administration
  •  customer service
  •  cash register and point of sale systems
  •  marketing

I am sure you will all agree it is obviously worth investing the time in developing an operating system for your business. In fact, your success could depend upon it.

To find out more about how you can have detailed operating manuals for your restaurant or cafe, please go to:

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Fun Friday 23 January

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Our fun Friday facebook post is

How do you choose where to eat lunch?

  Fun Friday Post 

This might make a fun app for your iphone!

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Happy Australia Day 2015

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, January 26, 2015

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day

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Hatco Decorative Heat Lamps

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, January 22, 2015

Decorative Heat Lamps

Hatco Decorative Lamps are versatile enough for any location, from pick-up station to buffet lines, the range of lights are available with a selection of personalizing choices ...

Hatco Decorative Lamps

Now you can have the two-fold benefits of foodwarming and attractive presentation with Hatco Decorative Lamps.

Versatile enough for any location, from pick-up station to buffet lines, the range of lights are available with a selection of personalizing choices – shade styles, colors, switch locations and mounting arrangements.

There’s no need to choose between aesthetics and function when it comes to equipping your location with Hatco Decorative Lamps.

These trendy display lights are designed to serve you two different ways: To hold food warm in serving areas, or to stylishly complement your décor in lighting applications.

One cost-effective product, two flexible functions. The choice is yours.

Infrared Food Warmers

Hatco Glo-Ray® Infrared Foodwarmers safely keep all hot foods at optimum serving temperatures longer.

Foods do not dry out or become discolored; even the most delicate dishes hold that "just-prepared" look.

The Glo-Ray pre-focused heat pattern directs heat from a tubular element to bathe the entire holding surface.

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Rubbermaid Waste Containers

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rubbermaid Commercial Products is a manufacturer of innovative, solution-based products for commercial and institutional markets worldwide. Since 1968, RCP has pioneered technologies and system solutions in the categories of food services, sanitary maintenance, waste handling, material transport, away-from-home washroom, and safety products. RCP, an ISO 9001:2000 manufacturer, is part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of brands and continues to develop innovative products.

Today, Rubbermaid Commercial Products continues to expand into product categories where brands matter and customers place a premium on innovation and offers the market a more substantial product offering, and best-of-breed business practices as a strong, successful partner.

Rubbermaid Slim Jim


RCP Sustainable Products:

Quality and Durability: Product lifespan is a key sustainability metric. RCP products are designed and tested to be of the highest quality and durability. Longer lasting products equates to less landfill waste.

Recyclable: RCP's sustainable plastic, aluminum and steel products are engineered with the environment in mind; when a product does finally reach the end of its useful life, it is recyclable.

Recycled Content: Many of RCP's sustainable plastic, aluminum, steel, and mop products are comprised of significant amounts of recycled content. This means RCP is reducing its impact on the environment by reducing the demand on the raw materials that are traditionally used in these types of products.

Support Green Practices, Regulations, and Certifications: RCP's sustainable products can help you to green clean, maintain a safe work environment, recycle, comply with municipal/state/federal regulations, and earn credits towards sustainability focused certifications, such as LEED.

Waste Bins & Accessories

Slim Jim

Features innovative patent-pending solutions that increase efficiency and improve worker well-being.

Colours available are beige or gray and you can add accessories, dolley, swing lid & hinged lid.

Brute Containers

BRUTE® delivers on improved productivity by managing and collecting refuse more efficiently and safely.

2 Sizes

37 Litre in colours gray or white with optional lids.

75 litre in colours gray, red, white & yellow with optional lids.

Other Rubbermaid Commercial Products

  •  Ingredient Bins
  •  Baby High Chairs
  •  Baby Change Tables
  •  Drink Dispensers
  •  Housekeeping Trolleys
  •  Service Carts

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Fun Friday 16 January

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, January 19, 2015

Our fun Friday facebook post is

Man's best friend, really!

That is totally gross.

  Fun Friday Post 

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Robot Coupe R201XL with Free Citrus Press

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, January 13, 2015

SCK has one Robot Coupe R201XL in stock with a FREE Citrus Press as a bonus. Be quick to secure this special for your business.

R201XL with bonus Citrus Press

Robot Coupe Food Processors: Cutters and Vegetable Slicers

2 Machines in 1!

A cutter bowl and a vegetable preparation attachment on the same motor base.


They easily chop, grind, knead, mix and thanks to their complete selection of stainless steel discs, grate, slice, julienne and for R402 and bigger models, dice and make French fries to perfection. They can perform any number of tasks, which you will gradually discover as you use them.

High performance:

Less than 2 minutes are needed to make a bowl of mayonnaise, a steak tartare, a carrot puree or a fruit compote.


Industrial induction motor for heavy duty use guarantees durability and reliability.

The Robot Coupe R201XL features:

  •   The patented blade gives perfect results for small or large quantities.
  •   Single speed 1500 Rpm.
  •   Pulse control, for true precision processing.
  •   Complete collection of stainless steel discs available to satisfy all your requirements for the preparation of fruits and vegetables: slicing, julienne, ripple cutting and grating.

Free Citrus Press

to prepare delicious citrus fruit juices

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Fun Friday 9 January

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, January 12, 2015

Our fun Friday facebook post is

Your first chance to impress

In offices they often call the receptionist the director of first impressions. In your restaurant or cafe it is your service staff that have fill that important roll.

  Fun Friday Post 

How does your restaurant compare?

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Happy New Year

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Thursday, January 01, 2015

A happy & prosperous New Year to all our customers and suppliers.

Happy New Year

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Enjoy yourselves tonight

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SCK hopes you all enjoy your celebrations tonight.

Stay safe and see you next year!


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