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A Successful Catering Event is Music to the Ears

When something goes as planned, it is pleasing and so we often say that’s “music to my ears”.  Thing is, to make great music, like great catering, it takes practice.  It takes perseverance.  It takes an ongoing commitment to doing the right things.  Every day.  All day.  Any great musician knows that they have to practice and train on their instrument.

To be successful at catering, like in life, you have to work at it.  Day in and day out.  Only after planning, training, playing and doing it, over and over, can you then be really good at something.  You can’t just put a sign in the window saying you do catering well.  You can’t just send out an email saying you are good at it.  You actually have to work at it over and over.  You actually have to feel it;  to live it; to mean it.

I have heard that you become an expert at something after doing it for 10,000 hours…. I wonder if that’s true.  If so, you’d better get back to work because we have a lot of work to do!  Catering out of restaurants is serious business.

Listen to this girl sing.  Listen to the notes.  The melody.  The perfect pitch.  When something sounds this good, it’s music to your ears.  And music to your ears, feels good.  Just like restaurant catering.  When done well, it will be music to your ears.

Enjoy a little music from 11 year old Maya Rae.  It’s music to my ears.  I hope it is to yours too.

Let’s talk catering!

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MonkeySpirit: I am so grateful to my team

I am so lucky to serve my team at MonkeyMedia Software and the MMS Catering Institute.  Their passion, energy and leadership really inspire me.  Way to go gang…. you guys look great.

Check out what they were doing last week to help kick off the 2013 holiday season. Great job gang…..Happy Holidays!

 

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Grow Restaurant Catering Sales – My Tribute to Ray Kroc

I’ve been on a crazy road trip around the continent this past week.  Houston, New Orleans, Orlando and Baltimore.

I am so lucky to do the work that I love at MonkeyMedia Software and the MMS Catering Institute.  I get to meet so many fantastic people.

Like most of you, I also have my mentors that I look up to.  In the restaurant industry, I have studied the leadership of great leaders.  As I travel around from restaurant concept to restaurant concept promoting the business strategy of restaurant catering, I see common leadership qualities.  It’s humbling to see and I am forever grateful to our forefathers who built the early infrastructure that we all trade on.  Today, as we know, restaurant sales are expected to exceed $700 Billion in sales real soon.

As I have stated over and over, I believe that restaurant catering sales will one day represent more than $100 Billion of our industry’s sales.  Possibly even more.  It will become part of our Restaurant DNA.  I am certain of it.

I am reminded of a video I made two years ago for Restaurant Leadership Conference.  It was really meant as a tribute to a great leader.  I posted it here for you today.  I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I had making it.

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