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Q: Staffing a Restaurant ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Staffing a Restaurant
Category: Business and Money > Employment
Asked by: bchlh-ga
List Price: $45.00
Posted: 04 May 2006 06:19 PDT
Expires: 03 Jun 2006 06:19 PDT
Question ID: 725374
I am starting a new deli-restaurant in NYC, and one of the big hurdles
I face is staffing the various open positions.

What are the fastest ways to hire a kitchen staff?

What is the cheapest way to find labor?
Subject: Re: Staffing a Restaurant
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 04 May 2006 10:29 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
<Staffing a restaurant.

Word of mouth.
The cheapest way of hiring staff is word of mouth.

Contact absolutely everyone you know and tell them you have vacancies.
Also ask them to contact their friends and family. Distribute your
business cards to friends and family so that they can pass on the card
to propsective employees.

Tell everyone you meet that you are looking for staff and hand out
your business card.

Banners and posters.
Hang a banner across the premises. With ?Hiring Now? in big letters.
Place an advertisement in the window of the premises.
Put an advertisement in the window of your car.
Put advertisements on the notice boards of culinary schools.
Find local businesses that are willing to hang your advertisement in
their window or on their notice board or are willing to let you leave
leaflets/business cards on their counters.

Print leaflets and do a leaflet drop.

Put adverts on community boards. Sites like Craigs List allow you to
place free advertisements.

New York culinary schools.
Contact the culinary schools and arrange to get your advertisement
shown to the students.

If you scroll down the page there are over 13 culinary  colleges
listed in New York.

The Institute of Culinary Education
50 West 23rd Street
Telephone 212 847 0700
Fax 212 847 0722

Culinary Academy of Long Island - 125 Michael Dr. Syosset , NY 11791
Culinary Academy of New York - 154 West 14th St New York , NY 10011

Craigslist New York.

Craigslist ? retail/food/hospitality

Domestic Sale Classifieds ? employment.>

<Search strategy:>

<"craig's list" "new york">

<"new york" "free classifieds">

<"new york" "free classifieds">

<"new york" culinary school>

<Hope this helps.>

Request for Answer Clarification by bchlh-ga on 04 May 2006 11:05 PDT
This is the cheapest way of filling this position, but what is the
quickest? I worry that once I open, I might need to ad workers in
tight spots, and I want to know what would the fastest way be?

Clarification of Answer by belindalevez-ga on 04 May 2006 13:07 PDT
<The fastest way is to contact a recruitment agency. They have staff
ready and waiting for placements. I have given contact details below
for a number of recruitment agencies.

It would also be a good idea to compile your own database of staff.
Keep details on file of all the staff that apply to you so that you
can contact them at short notice as and when you need a position

Culi Services Inc.
An agency that places temporary employees in the food service industry.

Culi Services ? contact details.
New York City ? Guy Tolve 718 415 6283

Good Temps
219 East 44th St.  
6th Floor  
New York,  NY  10017  
Fax: 212.986.3008 

Resources in food.

Good Will Industries

Captain?s Courageous

Premier Party Servers

Norrell Staffing Services>
bchlh-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great job.

Subject: Re: Staffing a Restaurant
From: fritzy-ga on 04 May 2006 12:46 PDT
the guys right!
Subject: Re: Staffing a Restaurant
From: nancyberger-ga on 10 May 2006 05:03 PDT
Excellent answers! I'd also check with the unemployment office as well
as classifieds for people looking for such positions. Also, be sure to
ask any one you've already hired if they know someone who'd be
interested. It's a good idea to have a list of potential employees
even after you've already staffed all positions because turnover might
be high at first.

Once you've got all positions staffed, I recommend you get an employee
scheduling software that can automate shifts,rosters and schedules.
Since budget is always a concern for a new business, I think you might
benefit from DRoster employee scheduling software by Kappix. You can
download a free fully functional copy on Kappix's website. This will
help you plan your schedules and print them out easily for your staff.

Good luck with your Deli!

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