CentralPlanner gastro blog

We're writing about gastro, food and the online reservation software CentralPlanner.

How to spot a good restaurant

To spot a good restaurant at first glance is not always easy. In many cases it takes the guest until the main course to know that they do not want to frequent the restaurant again. There are a few clues, though, that can indicate a lack of quality.

The boom of organic and local products in gastronomy

Few industries are as „trendy“ as the gastronomy. One trendy and cool drink follows another. Concerning the meals, new trends appear: 2012, a strong trend towards healthy food is clearly visible since three of the Top Trends of the gastronomy are aimed at living a healthier life.

Gastronomes, seek for honest criticism!

„Did you enjoy your meal?“ This question is mandatory while the service staff clears the table. Most of the time this will be answered with nods or a simple “All good”. Are the guests telling the truth, though? Be honest – how often do you actually criticize anything?

Why viral marketing is important to the gastronomy

Nothing is more authentic than recommendations by friends, acquaintances or relatives. If people advertise voluntarily, it means that they found a product, the service or the company to be good. This principle is the same in the gastronomy: If a guest likes the food, service or ambiance, he will surely recommend the restaurant to others.

Creating the perfect ambiance at your restaurant

Interior is an important topic that many restaurateurs have problems with. Just thinking about it brings never-ending questions. Are the table settings still modern enough? Are renovation works needed? If so, should the rooms be changed altogether? Going through all of those questions, one more important factor is often left out: the ambiance.