24Jul/20

How to Finalise a Menu for Your Restaurant

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Keep this in mind, the menu you want to present to your customers plays a big factor in the success of your restaurant. Creating a menu is an important stage in starting your restaurant business.

Consider Available Local Ingredients

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You can assume that most of the ingredients you need can be bought at the local supermarket. However, make sure to always consider getting locally grown produce to bring out the essence of your menu.

Keep in mind that the quality of your ingredients is a deciding factor on the quality of the food you serve.

When finalizing a menu, make sure to first check the ingredients you can get from local farmers or distributors near you. Think of the farm to table experience.

Accommodate Everyone

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When creating a menu, make sure everyone can find value when looking into it. For example, you have a customer who is lactose intolerant or may be allergic to something. Make sure to be informed about your menu not just for your customers to choose, but for them to engage.

Taking orders is one of the best things in a restaurant. You get to interact with people, ask them about their day, and even suggest a dish. So, make sure to be accommodating of everyone.

Bring Cuisines Together

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Every chef in this world wants to experiment by combining different cuisines to create something new. However, most customers are after specialization or signature cuisines.

This is where you can shine if you believe in your passion to cook. We know a lot of success stories just like that here in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has plenty of signature foods for you to enjoy.

26Jun/20

Ultimate Food Establishment Guide Here in Nova Scotia

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We’ve seen several restaurants and eateries open up shop here in Mahone Bay. Many of them are still active today and are popular all over, while others were unable to keep up with the competition.

We will be honest upfront, the competition here in Nova Scotia is fierce. We can’t just look at it within Mahone Bay but consider the entire province.

Here are some reminders before you build your restaurant and serve your food.

Step 1: Learn more about your future customers

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Let’s say you are a great cook. However, part of a restaurant is knowing what your customers like and what they don’t like. First, you can determine what type of food or cuisine they want that would make potential customers regulars.

Then, you need to have a strategy with your pricing that is ideal for your customer’s food budget. Customers simply won’t spend a lot of money for a meal. There are other factors to consider when studying your customers.

But basically, this will give you data-driven insights to structure your restaurant and its operation. You can do this through online surveys given that most people have access to the internet wherever they are. You have to ask the right questions and submit them to the right people.

Step 2: Conduct a trial run

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Would you like to know beforehand if people like your food? Then you should consider doing a trial run wherein you’ll be cooking for people for free. The objective is to determine the level of your skills and the quality of food you can deliver again and again.

Gather up a bunch of people from the community, not just your family and friends, but even total strangers. Make them the signature dishes you want to be the star of your restaurant. Here in Nova Scotia, people are not picky with food, but they are after quality.

They know what good food tastes like, and they can be quite constructive when giving feedback. This is where you should thrive.

Step 3: Learn more on business compliance

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This is important to protect your, your employees, and your business from the possibility of legal complications in the future. Nova Scotia and generally Canada requires new businesses to acquire licenses and/or permits to operate. You can easily visit BizPal’s page on Nova Scotia’s website to learn more.
These are only the initial steps but are also the most essential ones. During these stages, you’ll be able to structure your business from the ground up and hit the ground running. Subscribe to Rebecca’s Restaurant blog today.


16Jun/20

The Best Restaurants in Nova Scotia According to Customer Feedback

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There are hundreds of restaurants, eateries, fast food joints and even food trucks across Nova Scotia. If you are looking for a grand food adventure, then you know exactly where to go.

To help you out, here is a list of the top restaurants here in Nova Scotia according to customers. This will help you map out all the food destinations you want to visit and indulge in.

Edna Restaurant – Halifax

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With more than 500 reviews in Google accumulating a near-perfect score, Edna Restaurant is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Halifax. Edna is known for its small yet amazing menu.

There isn’t much on offer when it comes to main course meals, but you are sure to come back for the same thing again and again.

Edna is also known for its amazing service that gives out that family feel. We recommend you start your dining experience with their Tuna Tartare or Burrata Salad. For the main course, we highly suggest you take on their P.E.I Blue Dot Rib Eye. Truly an exquisite cut and cooked to perfection.

The restaurant offers a brunch menu as well as a bunch of alcoholic beverages. So, make sure to get the perfect combination for your meal.

Rhubarb – Indian Harbour

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Rhubarb is a seaside restaurant meaning you get to enjoy a serene ocean view while enjoying amazing meals. Their menu is made up of four categories, summer, pizza menu, Sunday brunch and takes and bake.

They have a wide selection of food orders starting from a simple breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes and biscuit to their signature Saturday night burger. Rhubarb is mostly known for its event and catering services.

With the strategic location and ambiance, many people reserve the place for different kinds of celebrations.

The Bite House – Forks Baddeck

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A dinner experience in The Bite House is something you need to indulge yourself in. They offer a 9-course set menu of smaller bites and main courses. Most of the ingredients they use are locally produced to give it that farm to table experience for all.

They have one of the biggest menus serving several food meals and beverages. Their must-try include the maple-chilli roasted partridge, squash gnocchi, cinnamon moose burger and grilled trout with woodruff and smoked cream.

This restaurant has been featured in different publications several times.

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