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For more about me click on About.
I also write an occassional Blog when the mood takes. You can click on the menu above for details or see the one titled "What's the Rush" which is about why our ambitions fail to materialise if you click here.
What We Do?
We can advise on current practice on hygiene standard.
Bespoke Licensing training and advice.
Current Health & Safety and Risk Assessment Advice.
Create and write training programmes and qualifications.
Practical day to day running of your venue
Recriutment, onboarding and training advice.
Pubs in UK
Restaurants in UK
I am delighted to now be regularly working with the Club Managers Training Course & ChairNetwork.
Get Golfing is a charity set up to support golf facilities and stem the flow of course and club closures.
Over a 3 hour session at the EBS International conference in Spain we looked at how people learn, are our current methods of training effective?
I'm currently working on an exciting new qualification for bartenders. Watch this space for something amazing!
So many challenges, not enough time? Getting a work/life balance has never been more challenging to those in hospitality than before.
With a never-ending employee shortage & prices skyrocketing for everything needed to deliver hospitality, a rethink is needed to keep both you and your business afloat.
Be enterprising with the new opportunities placed in front of us, think outside the boundaries of what your business currently does, what could you still do? Be open to opportunities.
Could you collaborate with local businesses, schools or nurseries etc. for purchasing in bulk for supplies. Could you be their caterer on a daily, weekly, special occasion basis to develop new revenue streams whilst also reducing costs?
Consider opening later &/or closing earlier as evidence suggests customers are preferring to eat earlier post pandemic than previously. Consider not operating seven days a week. Reducing your opening days could have many benefits, staff knowing their set days off becomes very attractive when recruiting & retaining employees. This could also reduce your total head count requirement, a reduction in operating costs, and helping you achieve that work/life balance so important to your health.
Meet Our Team
David Foskett Associates
Suzanne Weekes is a highly experienced hospitality educator and trainer . She is an established hospitality author whose books are used internationally . Highly respected by employers for her inspiration passion and dedication from all sectors of industry.
Hospitality and Butler Trainer
Suzanne is a an experienced and knowledgeable hospitality professional with many years of industrial and training expertise. Many hospitality professionals will testify that they owe the progression in their hospitality career to Suzanne with her dedicated expertise and enthusiasm.
Head Chef Parker’s Tavern
Having Suzanne in to train our staff was a sheer delight. She engaged the staff with her focused and driven training sessions where on entering her training sessions they were employees and staff, but they left as a team better prepared to help each other, leading to better customer focused employees and a well-oiled business.
Group Head of Events
Throughout the time Suzanne worked on Sommelier of the Year with me on the technical side of competition management for the regional heats, semi-finals and finals in London, she showed professionalism, attention to detail and a warm sense of humour which enabled all who worked with her and the competitors to feel supported and at ease in a very pressurised situation.
University of West London
Suzanne taught for several years on the courses that I have led at the University of West London and Westminster Kingsway College. Bringing a wealth of professional experience to her teaching from her roles in the hospitality industry she brings the industry to life through the use of contextualised examples whilst maintaining rigorous academic standards, ensuring student engagement which is so important for retention and progression on the courses.
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