Digitising the Food Service Industry
Digitising the Food Service Industry

Zeemart is part of the Food Services Industry Digital Plan (IDP), developed as a joint effort by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore. This programme is also part of the wider “SMEs Go Digital Programme” targeted at the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Chef Justin Quek: To be a good chef, go outside the kitchen
Chef Justin Quek: To be a good chef, go outside the kitchen

In more ways than one, it’s clear that Chef Justin Quek is fiercely proud of his Singaporean roots. Back in the 1990s, he was the first Singaporean to be the personal chef to the French ambassador in Singapore. “All the chefs before that were French,” he muses, “In fact, the ambassador thought I was French too, but I said, ‘No, I’m Singapore born and bred!’”

Avoiding restaurant horror stories: How to manage bad PR
Avoiding restaurant horror stories: How to manage bad PR

What could be worse for a chicken restaurant chain than running out of chicken? Quite possibly nothing. But that’s exactly what happened to KFC in the UK earlier this year, forcing more than 600 stores across the country to close.

Doing F&B in Singapore? How to make your customers love you more than your competition
Doing F&B in Singapore? How to make your customers love you more than your competition

Singapore’s F&B scene is saturated. It’s competitive. It’s not for the faint of heart. More than 40% of F&B establishments die within 5 years of operation. Say any more and we’d just sound like a broken record, but you get the drift: The F&B industry in Singapore isn’t an easy one to survive in.

Opening a hawker stall in Singapore: Everything you need to know
Opening a hawker stall in Singapore: Everything you need to know

You can rent a hawker stall for $33 a month, but you could equally end up paying $3,300. How do you keep costs down? How will government initiatives affect you? Here’s a quick crash course.

So, Singapore’s hawker culture might soon be UNESCO listing
So, Singapore’s hawker culture might soon be UNESCO listing

While the rest of Singapore’s CBD area is fairly quiet on a weekend afternoon, one place is still bustling with energy: Maxwell Food Centre. Hawkers are busying away at their stalls, while locals and tourists alike tuck heartily into their food. And I’m in the middle of all the action.

5 Website Features That Can Increase Your Restaurant’s Business
5 Website Features That Can Increase Your Restaurant’s Business

A US survey found that a whopping 86% of diners visit your website before visiting your restaurant in person, and that 88% of them will take action on the very same day. We imagine Singapore, as the nation of foodies we proclaim to be, is not much different, and that’s how important your website is for your business.

How to Improve Table Turnover in Your Restaurant (And Still Keep Customers Happy)
How to Improve Table Turnover in Your Restaurant (And Still Keep Customers Happy)

Table turnover is a tricky thing you master: You want to serve as many customers per meal service as possible, but you also don’t want to make them feel like you’re in a rush for them to leave.

5 Small Changes That Make a BIG Impact to Your Restaurant’s Business
5 Small Changes That Make a BIG Impact to Your Restaurant’s Business

Got good food? That’s half the battle won for your restaurant when it comes to pleasing the discerning taste buds of your diners. Thankfully, the other half is much easier to win. Apply these simple tips and tricks!