A Jolly Christmas Indeed!

Oh My Goodness – Jingle your bells, deck the halls with boughs of holly, poke a reindeer and grab your brolly – here comes Christmas!! Are you ready Hospitality?? This is your time of year to shine: Work 100+ hours per week, make copious amounts of Eggnog, take all the bookings for the inevitable break-up […]

Redmako Brings Local Youth and Businesses Together this Christmas

Queensland Grade 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to partner with local businesses to earn more than just money this Christmas. “We want to help local teens earn money and a qualification over Christmas in their favourite local businesses. The businesses will also gain their own benefits from placing students in their stores,” Redmako […]

Research Reveals Truths for QLD Hospitality Industry

Recently Redmako conducted research to investigate the quality of services provided to Queensland hospitality business owners. The results were astounding. In all of Queensland, only one full service business brokerage firm truly specialised in business sales within the hospitality industry. Results show that while Redmako Business Sale’s portfolio of businesses for sale are 100% hospitality […]

High Profile Brisbane Restaurant Closures – Struggling industry?

In the past month, four major hospitality venues have announced closures: Bistro One Eleven, Ortiga, Sardine Tin and Piaf. Whilst media outlets are labelling our hospitality scene as ‘the struggling industry’, we’re not quite so sure. Owners have told The Courier Mail  that rising electricity, rent, staff penalty rates and car park costs are the […]

10 Skills to Navigate Your Hospitality Adventure

Working in the hospitality industry means being a jack-of-all-trades and calling on a range of skills at any moment. At times I have been (just to name a few): Audio Visual Technician – helping clients with laptops, presentations, programs, sounds, lighting, staging and displays. Chandelier Maker – I have built chandeliers from nuts and bolts, […]

Hot Fresh Marketing on a Plate!

Do you know your customers like the back of your hand? Put yourself in their shoes: look at your website, promotional material, design, menu, and all branding from the eyes of a regular customer. We know you LOVE your business, but try not to be biased. The only way to be better than the adjacent […]

National Audit Targeting Restaurants, Cafés and Catering

The Fair Work Ombudsmen (FWO) recently began its national audit of cafes, restaurants and catering businesses to ensure they are complying with Australian minimum wage and record keeping requirements. Up to 1,500 businesses will be targeted – many of these will be given notice, but FWO has warned they will also conduct on-the-spot visits and […]

Menu Surcharge Law Changed in time for Ekka

The Australian Government has changed the menu surcharge laws in time for the Ekka show holiday on Wednesday 14th August. Previously, café and restaurant owners who charged extra on public holidays and weekends had to create a whole new menu for those days. It has been a point of frustration for hospitality business owners for […]

Winners of Queensland’s 2013 Redmako Latte Artist of the Year Announced

Redmako is proud to announce the winners of the Redmako Latte Artist of the Year competition, which aimed to encourage, recognise and invest into Queensland’s up and coming hospitality talent. The competition ran over four weeks, from 15 July to 9 August, and saw local youth making their very own creative lattes. The winners were: […]

Coming to a school near you!

Over the past few weeks Redmako hospitality specialists have been visiting Brisbane high schools for their careers nights and future pathways expos. This began after a few high schools around South East Queensland personally asked Redmako to speak to their students about opportunities in hospitality traineeships. “It’s important to us that QLD students are able […]