Is the holiday season turning into a seasonal crunch in your life? New Jersey’s finest restaurant professionals know this all too well, as we hustle and bustle to get our customers the meals they want, the catering orders they place, and the customer service they have grown to count on. At the same time, those of us in the restaurant industry have our own homes, lives, families, and to-do lists. How do we keep up with it all? Check out these time-saving secrets from the food industry!
Plan Ahead For Holiday Events
One of the best tools that restaurant professionals use to keep up with the holiday stress is to plan ahead! In the restaurant industry, this translates to prepping dinner ingredients before breakfast even starts, preparing large batches of things that get better with time, and taking reservations for our busiest days. At home, this translates to placing your catering order well in advance, planning your holiday gatherings and off-time, and knocking some items off your to-do list in advance.
Take Time For Yourself
The staff at Iachetti’s Kitchen get their regular breaks, not just because it’s the law, but because we know that our people are better when they get a little time to themselves! While you may not have a coworker to “cover” for you when you need a break (especially if you have kids to wrangle), you can make time for yourself by skipping dinner prep and ordering takeout a few nights per week, scheduling some “planning” days off from work, or treating yourself to your favorite dessert!
Get Some Extra Helpers!
When our restaurant gets too busy, we hire extra help! You probably can’t hire more family members, but you can definitely recruit them to help out with this very busy season! Have young kids “help” by picking up toys, sweeping, or carrying, engage older kids in meal-planning and supervised cooking, or get the adults in the house to do whatever you’d like!
If you want to make your holiday season a little easier, skip the big meal prep and order catering from Iachetti’s Kitchen! Our holiday meals are just like you’d make at home, but without the dishes, cook time, and hassle.