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Fun Friday 29 May

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, May 29, 2015

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Customer service AAA+

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Thanks a lot for your help and awesome communication we need more people like you to help their customers follow up the product rather than just leaving them after the sale.

Best regards
Matt Liang
I love pho express, Melbourne Emporium

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20000 good reasons to buy

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By now you will be well aware that small business owners have come out on top in the 2015-16 Federal Budget.

But what does this really mean for foodservice professionals? And who qualifies for these newly announced tax breaks?

If you are a registered business and turn over less than $2 million a year, your company tax rate will be reduced to 28.5 percent, plus you are eligible to write off business assets up to $20,000 per item.

small business

What am I eligible to claim back?

Any item for your commercial kitchen, from ovens to blast chillers and even a blender are now 100% tax deductible, as long as it is valued under $20,000 each.

How do I claim it back?

You can claim the full amount from your income to drastically reduce your tax bill. Plus there is no limit on the number of items a business can claim.

When does it start?

RIGHT NOW! Meaning you can buy up today and reduce your next tax bill. Reduce your FY15 Tax Bill by installing by end of June.

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Fun Friday 22 May

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, May 25, 2015

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When things go wrong with food what do you do?

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Top 100 Restaurants in Australia

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The inaugural AFR Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants list, as voted by their peers.

Congratulations to you all, and to all the other hardworking restaurants around Australia.

Top 100 restaurants in Australia

  • 1. Sepia NSW
  • 2. Attica  VIC
  • 3. Quay NSW
  • 4. Brae, Birregurra VIC
  • 5. Cutler & Co VIC
  • 6. Vue de Monde VIC
  • 7. Cumulus Inc. VIC
  • 8. Sixpenny NSW
  • 9. Mr Wong NSW
  • 10. Tetsuya’s NSW
  • 11. Flower Drum VIC
  • 12. Rockpool NSW
  • 13. Bentley Restaurant & Bar NSW
  • 14. Ester NSW
  • 15. MoVida VIC
  • 16. Momofuku Seiōbo NSW
  • 17. Garagistes (closed) TAS
  • 18. The Town Mouse VIC
  • 19. Café Paci NSW
  • 20. Café Di Stasio VIC
  • 21. 10 William St  NSW
  • 22. Saint Crispin VIC
  • 23. Porteno NSW
  • 24. Supernormal VIC
  • 25. Est. NSW
  • 26. The Bridge Room NSW
  • 27. Estelle VIC
  • 28. Lee Ho Fook VIC
  • 29. Rockpool Bar & Grill NSW
  • 30. Lake House, Daylesford VIC
  • 31. Biota Dining, Bowral NSW
  • 32. Billy Kwong NSW
  • 33. Marque NSW
  • 34. Franklin  TAS
  • 35. Fratelli Paradiso NSW
  • 36. Esquire QLD
  • 37. Golden Century NSW
  • 38. Monopole NSW
  • 39. Sean’s Panaroma NSW
  • 40. France-Soir VIC
  • 41. Chin Chin VIC
  • 42. Rockpool Bar & Grill VIC
  • 43. Coda VIC
  • 44. Magill Estate Restaurant SA
  • 45. Restaurant Amusé WA
  • 46. Bar Lourinhã VIC
  • 47. Orana SA
  • 48. The Apollo NSW
  • 49. Lau’s Family Kitchen VIC
  • 50. Ezard VIC
  • 51. Pilu at Freshwater NSW
  • 52. Icebergs Dining Room & Bar NSW
  • 53. Wasabi Restaurant & Bar QLD
  • 54. Pei Modern VIC
  • 55. Yoshii NSW
  • 56. Moon Park  NSW
  • 57. Fish Face (closed) NSW
  • 58. Guillaume NSW
  • 59. LuMi NSW
  • 60. Africola SA
  • 61. Spice Temple  NSW
  • 62. Provenance, Beechworth VIC
  • 63. Pendolino NSW
  • 64. Cho Cho San NSW
  • 65. Il Bacaro VIC
  • 66. Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield SA
  • 67. Ormeggio at the Spit NSW
  • 68. Nomad NSW
  • 69. Tonka VIC
  • 70. Grossi Florentino VIC
  • 71. Urbane QLD
  • 72. Oscillate Wildly NSW
  • 73. Sokyo NSW
  • 74. Gerard’s Bistro QLD
  • 75. ARIA Restaurant NSW
  • 76. Gingerboy VIC
  • 77. Vasse Felix Restaurant, Cowaramup WA
  • 78. Luxembourg  VIC
  • 79. Belle’s Hot Chicken VIC
  • 80. The European VIC
  • 81. Ms G’s NSW
  • 82. Bodega NSW
  • 83. MoVida NSW
  • 84. Moon Under Water VIC
  • 85. Ethos Eat Drink TAS
  • 86. Izakaya Den VIC
  • 87. Print Hall WA
  • 88. ACME NSW
  • 89. Spice Temple  VIC
  • 90. Longrain VIC
  • 91. Epocha VIC
  • 92. Peel St  SA
  • 93. El Publico WA
  • 94. Ten Minutes By Tractor, Main Ridge VIC
  • 95. Aubergine ACT
  • 96. Longrain NSW
  • 97. 4Fourteen NSW
  • 98. Buon Ricordo NSW
  • 99. Da Noi VIC
  • 100. Lalla Rookh WA

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Fun Friday 15 May

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, May 15, 2015

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Both these restaurants are quiet.

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Only one has sound proofing! Oh yes, and extremely yummy food.

Barbuto Restaurant
Shop 5/16 Ocean Street, Narrabeen NSW 2101
Phone:(02) 9970 6171

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Fun Friday 8 May

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, May 08, 2015

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Ombudsman here I come!

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Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, May 04, 2015


The Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD is dedicated to helping junior and apprentice chefs develop their cooking skills and broaden their culinary horizons.

Celebrating 50 years in 2015, it is the longest running culinary competition in Australia. The Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD offers young chefs the chance to really find out where they are as a chef, by pitting themselves against their peers and benchmarking their cooking skills.

Taking part in the Nestlé GOLDEN CHEF’S HAT AWARD provides young chefs with the added opportunity of being mentored by culinary instructors and given access to a national network of professional chefs.

Nestle Golden Hat Awards 2015

This year, the national winning team will be headed to South Africa for a once in a lifetime Food Safari, including work experience with a multi award-winning chef at a world-renowned establishment.

The competition is open to apprentice and junior chefs, who are residents of Australia and under 25 years of age on 30th September 2015.

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Fun Friday 1 May

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, May 01, 2015

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Soup or Guinness, what a choice!

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Pizza and Takeaway Report HISI 2015

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Monday, April 27, 2015

Operating within the fast food sector, Australia’s food franchising market has boomed over the last five years, and better yet, it’s still in its growth phase.

Franchising is incredibly different in structure to other businesses: ‘operators provide branding, marketing, administrative support, training and other services to franchisees in return for annual royalties and marketing fees’.

Pizza & Takeaways Franchises

The industry is highly concentrated, with four major players dominating the Australian pizza market, owning an estimated 95.3% of franchised pizza stores: Domino’s, EBA Pizza Holdings, Retail Food Group and Yum! Restaurants Australia.

This sector displays an inherent knack for first identifying and then capitalising on shifting patterns in consumer behaviour, namely that of health and a growing fascination with premium, quality ingredients.

Franchises that have positioned themselves as healthier alternatives to more traditional options have performed well. Gourmet and speciality pizzas have drawn consumers in, and also encouraged new players to enter the market.

When it comes to consumers of takeaway franchises, there’s one thing that’s always top of mind: convenience.

Technology and social media have become a focus and investment for major industry players.

The way in which businesses and consumers interact is radically changing, and those that capitalise on these opportunities will reap the benefits.

Domino’s Pizza certainly paved the way in this space with clever social media campaigns and smartphone and tablet applications to speed up the purchase process.

Others have since followed suit with similar online platforms. Allowing customers to order, pay and provide feedback online have proven to be major catalysts for industry growth.

This industry segment has always had (and always will) a reasonably high cost of labour. A typical pizza franchisee spends roughly a quarter "of their annual revenue on wages and associated labour costs".

While technology has helped to automate some processes, labour is still an intensive cost to franchisees. Franchising and licensing fees and marketing levies also eat into their profit margins.

Pizza & Takeaways Franchises

This sector can require a substantial level of capital, which reduces the pool of potential franchisees considerably. One of the main capital requirements for a franchise is kitchen equipment, and this cost has grown over the last five years.

Successful franchises such as Domino’s, Crust and Subway have funded their kitchen equipment through Silver Chef to save capital, protect cash flow and avoid having depreciating equipment on their books.

As all franchisors know, business performance hangs on franchisees replicating the original business idea exactly, down to its systems, layout and equipment models.

Franchisees who assume a wellknown brand alone will guarantee a profit are making a significant error in judgement. Finding the right franchisees for your brand is pertinent to your business’ success.

With nearly 30 years of experience and industry knowledge, Silver Chef is Australia’s only dedicated hospitality equipment funder.

Article source: Silver Chef, and the Hospitality Industry Success Index Report 2015.

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Fun Friday 24 April

Posted by: Sydney Commercial Kitchens |  Friday, April 24, 2015

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Would you eat at these places?

You may be dining alone!

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