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Hospitality Industry Business Plan

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Monday, April 14, 2014

The food industry is a challenging combination of manufacturing and retail. It requires careful management, control of food and perishables, production, people, hygiene and customers.

Very few businesses include all of these variables as significant elements of success or failure.

You must understand that your restaurant or café is also a business and the skills needed to run a successful business are very different from those required to manage a successful restaurant.

Your restaurant or café cannot hope to succeed without your developing business skills in these three key areas: operational; financial and marketing.

From the very beginning it is important to remember that in business you always have two sets of customers. The first set is the customer that buys your products on a daily basis, and the second set is the customer who will eventually buy your business. Everything you do in your business should ultimately be geared to both sets of customers.

Your Business Plan

Your business plan is the future of your business. So many small business owners simply go to work each day with no real idea of where they want to be or how they intend to get there. Little wonder that the failure rate of small business is so high.


Write down your business plan, then keep it open, so you can change it to reflect your ever-changing business environment. It is simply a written statement of your business goals and how you expect to achieve them. Keeping it open will allow your plan to continue to reflect your current thinking.

Your business plan should be written with a particular audience in mind. This is especially true if you plan to use your business plan to impress your bank or finance company and get a loan or lease. To be effective in a financial, marketing and operational sense, your plan needs to address all aspects of your business, now and in the future.

You can download both a business plan guide and a worksheet from our website at

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CrepeCart Best Crepes

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, February 19, 2014

CrepeCart is opening on 3 March 2014 and is offering FREE crepes all day, one per customer.

Plus, LIKE their facebook page and go in the draw to win a GoPro or Tab3

Using Roller Grill 400CSE Crepe Machines

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Lilys Restaurant Bar Function Centre

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, February 14, 2014

Lilys Restaurant, Bar & Function Centre is a fabulous Italian themed venue with 5 modern function rooms, an authentic Italian Restaurant and a trendy Cocktail Bar.

Located in Seven Hills, Lilys restaurant has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and the interior speaks of comfort, design and elegance. Lilys is proud to display it’s Italian heritage and is famous for the delicious authentic Italian cuisine prepared by our Italian executive chef and his team.

The menu is carefully designed around using the freshest and most readily available produce from Sydney Markets and changes seasonally. On Wednesday Lilys offers $10 Wood Fired pizzas, on Thursday kids eat free and from Wednesday throughout Friday we offer $10 lunch specials.

Besides of dining in Lilys also delivers your favourite meals hot and fresh to your doorstep. Simply visit our website and order online.

If you’re looking on holding a functions, Lilys Restaurant, Bar & Function Centre is the best venue to celebrate any occasion. We specialize in Corporate functions, Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays & Engagement parties and cater from intimate occasions of 40 guests to the most extravagant events of 300 guests.

Our packages are starting from $39 including a 3-course meal, unlimited soft drinks and 5 hour room hire. Corporate packages are starting from $40 and wedding packages are starting from $69

Bar · Italian Restaurant
162 Prospect Highway,
Seven Hills NSW 2147
02 8818 5555 or +61288185555

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Beco at Bungan

Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, February 14, 2014

Beco @ Bungan, Mona Vale

It all began with our passion for coffee, food and flavours, simple as that.

Years of searching for the right bean, for the right dense coffee flavour.

Years of experience in the making.

Through Beco we want to give you a new meaning to coffee, the pleasure of a healthy, freshly made meal and to exceed your expectations of customer service. Come on in and enjoy!

Guilly wanted to shop locally for all the equipment he required to open his new coffee shop, Beco @ Bungan. Through SCK he purchased:

  • Polar GC872 food display cabinet
  • Polar G605 3 door refrigerated prep counter
  • Koldtech front counter module
  • Stainless steel modular benches
  • Sinks and hand basins
  • San Jamar hand washing station combo
  • Beco @ Bungan serve one of the best cups of coffee around. If you don't believe me then go try for yourself. You'll be back!

    Thanks Guilly we appreciate your business.

    Beco @ Bungan Cafe
    Shop 7, 20 Bungan Street,
    Mona Vale NSW 2103


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    Fuel Espresso Brookvale

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Thursday, January 30, 2014

    Fuel Espresso at Brookvale, fuelling your needs for a great coffee

    Jessie & Shak from Fuel Espresso Bar used Sydney Commercial Kitchens for all their catering equipment.

    Fagor Cooking Equipment: 4 Burner Gas Range, 350mm Flat Top, Undercounter Dishwasher
    Fagor 3 door Counter Fridge
    Simply Stainless benches
    Edesa Convection Oven
    Liebherr Chest Freezer
    Cobra Gas Salamander
    Roband Soup Kettles, Milk Shake Mixers & Grill Station
    Robot Coupe Juicer & Cutter Mixer
    Hamilton Beach Tempest Blender
    Anvil-Aire Cold Food Display
    Anvil Slicer

    Thank you Jessie & Shak, we appreciate your business and look forward to assisting you with your next equipment requirement for your already successful cafe.


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    JJs Sweet Bliss Mobile Gelato

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    JJ's Sweet Bliss are a mobile gelato and waffle business based in Perth. Does your business stack up to this?

    Their menu consist of Cookie Gelato Bliss, JJ's Shakes, Gelato, Belgian Waffles and cold drinks. JJ's Sweet Bliss are available for your next event be it a wedding or corporate function.

    Phone: 0431 424 604

    JJs Sweet Bliss purchased a ICS Pacific Icecream Display IG5GSL-Scoop which displays 10 x 5 litre tubs and an Anvil Mini Pie Warmer.


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    VantageCorp Shopfitters

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    VantageCorp Pty Ltd provides a number of services from project management, development consultancy services to onsite construction works.

    VantageCorp purchased the following equipment for the Chick a Bouli Store in Greystanes that they are curently fitting out for their customer.

    Royston Rotisserie
    Goldstein Griddle Toaster
    Anets Deep Fryer
    Buffalo Contact Grill
    GAM Potato Peeler
    Bromic Chest Freezer
    Boema Espresso Coffee Machine
    Zenith Portion Control Grinder
    Culinaire Bain Marie/Hot Cupboard
    Williams Jade Sandwich Prep Counter Fridge
    Williams Topaz Cold Food Display
    Polar Servery Topper Fridge
    Robot Coupe CL40

    Thank you VantageCorp, we appreciate your business!

    Contact Details:

    Address: Unit 3/6 Abbott Road, Seven Hills NSW 2147
    Phone: (02) 86787061
    Fax: (02) 86787331


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    Stay Grounded

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Thursday, October 10, 2013

    Stay Grounded is a new cafe that has just opened their doors at Collaroy Beach.

    Owners, Ryan & Kisarn are turning up the heat on the local dining scene.

    Stay Grounded Cafe & Bar

    1093 Pittwater Road
    Collaroy Beach NSW 2097
    Phone (02) 9984 1222

    Stay Grounded chose SCK to provide all their kitchen and bar equipment and we wish them every success.


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    SCK Celebrates 15 Years

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    Sydney Commercial Kitchens is celebrating 15 years in business, as of the 28th September.


    It only seems like yesterday that I was queued up at Fair Trading to register my business name. 

    I have always wanted to make a difference and it is my belief that SCK has impacted positively within this industry. Our friendly sales team comprises Samantha, Scott, Lisa and Melissa and our goal is to give our customers the best service experience when purchasing new catering equipment.

    Along the way we have also donated over $30,000 to the Fred Hollows Foundation and our relationship with that great Australian charity has never been stronger. As our business grows, so does the amount that we contribute and this is one of the truest win/win business relationships you can develop.

    Beyond this we have also developed some great relationships with both our customers and suppliers and I would like to acknowledge them. We couldn't do it without you, so thank you to all.



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    What our customers say about SCK

    Posted by: Neil Willis |  Friday, August 02, 2013


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