Need Extra Hands At Your Restaurant This Christmas? 3 Reasons To Consider On-Demand Workers 🎁❄️
Welcome to December! Is it too early to start playing Christmas songs? We have entered that joyous time of year again, where consumers rush to fill Santa’s stockings with gifts for their loved ones.
For many businesses, the festive season can be long and sprawling, posing unique challenges to overcome in each day’s work. Much of this stems from the increased demand placed particularly on the retail sector, as consumers swarm to physical and online stores to load their checkout baskets.
The demand placed on restaurants, during the festive season, often goes overlooked in the grand scheme of things. In the build-up to Christmas, it’s easy to forget just how many small businesses have a festive night out with their employees at a restaurant. On the big day itself, many families choose to eat their Christmas lunch at a restaurant, avoiding the hassles of cooking for a large number of family members.
December can definitely be a lucrative month for many restaurants. However, as the pressure starts to mount, the festive season can present a threat to the high levels of customer service that many restaurants pride themselves on. There’s nothing worse than having unhappy customers, especially at a time of year when emotions can run high.
Gigstar’s platform can provide solutions to many of the problems your restaurant will face over the festive season, offering a wide variety of specialist, on-demand workers at your fingertips. Here are three reasons for your restaurant to consider hiring on-demand workers over the festive season…
1. Keep The Kitchen Running Smoothly 🍴🍗
If you have ever cooked a Christmas dinner before, you will know that timing is everything. Imagine having to cook hundreds of Christmas dinners every day throughout December. It’s an intense time of year for restaurant chefs who battle the heat to deliver delicious dinners.
With an influx of diners flocking to restaurants in the evenings, chefs are faced with added pressure to deliver on what will be a special night of the year for many visitors. Mistakes can happen in the kitchen, but these can be reduced by adding more chefs to help carry the load. You can achieve this quickly through Gigstar’s app, by simply typing in your requirements, you will quickly discover several on-demand chefs who are local to your restaurant and ready to get stuck in.
2. Have More Waiters On The Ground, Ready To Assist Diners 🎉📝
Nobody likes to see waiters and baristas rushed off their feet in a restaurant. Darting about and trying to serve too many diners usually results in smashed plates and broken glasses. For diners trying to enjoy a peaceful meal, having waiters whizz past them can be disorientating and affect the mood of the evening.
Along with dropping the food, a waiter’s worst nightmare is to deliver the wrong order to someone. It’s humiliating for both the individual and the business. You can use Gigstar to find local people in the area who are interested in working at a restaurant on an on-demand basis. This kind of opportunity is perfect for students who have just left university for the festive break and you will be sure to find plenty of them on Gigstar’s platform.
3. Enable Employees To Take Time-Off During The Festive Season 🎄🎅
In any business, employees have the habit of taking time-off or calling in sick at the worst possible moments. Trying to cope without a crucial staff member could cause your entire Christmas operation to crumble. On-demand workers are available as-and-when you need them. If an employee suddenly calls in sick, on a day when you have a full-house of diners booked, you can get in touch with on-demand workers you have connected with via Gigstar.