If you’re passionate about all things French, especially eating the pastries and sweets, as much as making them, then it’s time to open up your own pâtisserie and see what business success really means when you work with something you love. Pâtisseries have become quite the trend throughout Australia, that not just people with sweet tooth love to visit.
Of course, same as any other business, this one requires utmost dedication, meticulous planning, business registration, permits, and making the right investments. Sure, you’re going to do all this for the location, and buying a place (if you have the budget for it, that is), but it refers to the equipment too, in the likes of furniture, display units, utensils, as well as doughnut, croissant, cream and chocolate machines, pastry mixers, and convection ovens.
In other words, all the innovative and advanced equipment that would greatly improve your efficiency, and quality to perfection, while at the same time control your consistency, and reduce the labour costs. Anyone can see this is the sort of investment that’s valuable. Don’t forget to educate your staff on how to properly use all of the bits of equipment – it’s crucial for the business as a whole, as it would save you time and money, not worrying about accidents, or equipment damages.
There also has to be discipline given the fact this is the type of business that requires productivity since the early morning hours, and considering it’s a place with food, everyone has to have their share of taking care of hygiene, be that cleaning the floors, equipment, kitchen, and toilets.
It’s equally important to do your homework, find the right recipes, and ingredients because for instance, the type of chocolate machines you have is essential, but without the adequate recipes and ingredients you can’t count on the best outcome. Then again, speaking of ingredients, what you want is something fresh, and of quality, to give you the savoury delicacies – it’s all about looks, textures, and taste.
Planning a menu is as important as keeping track of what it is customers prefer most. Based on this, you can keep a step ahead of the competition by implementing recipe changes that customers would love, something they can’t find elsewhere. And, as a final step, make sure you invest in advertising. This can greatly help spread word around about your place, what you have to offer, and keep customers coming over to try your delicacies.