Recipe for Success
3 October 2019
Considerations to ensure your kitchen is cost-effective, with or without a contractor.
Portion control, expense management and appropriate staffing are three critical elements that all clubs must consider in order to be profitable.
When it comes to kitchen profits, why do some clubs excel while others struggle to break even? There are a number of factors involved here, including the perennial question regarding in-house versus contact catering.
Food safety: New tools for food rules
12 September 2019
If you run a business that grows, makes, sells, stores or transports food, there are food safety requirements you must meet. New Zealand Food Safety, a business group of the Ministry for Primary Industries, has worked with food businesses, councils and verifiers to develop three new tools to help you understand and meet the food rules for your business.
Food for thought
1 August 2018
The appointment of a contract caterer is a very important matter for any club. The committee and management need to decide what it wants from the appointment. For example, how will the contract caterer fit in with other club activities such as function and other special events?
19 April 2018
As the hospitality industry grows and businesses continue to compete for customer spend, the question for clubs is how to produce customer experiences that appeal to a modern society where emotional resonance is so highly valued.
2 November 2017
While your gaming floor offering, decor, location, layout and employees are all important factors contributing to attracting new customers and retaining regular patrons, there's one other pressing factor that should not be overlooked; your food. With tastes, trends and demographics constantly changing venues need to find ways to spruce up their menu to capture different target markets, increase profitability and improve a venue's overall appeal.
Invitation to special food safety workshop - win a free promotional video
20 October 2017
MPI warmly invites all clubs who sell food to a free workshop on 30 October to help create and test food safety resources.
MPI is developing a ‘Toolbox’ filled with resources to make it easy for food businesses to understand and meet food safety rules.
New Food Act applies to clubs
28 September 2017
Changes to the Food Act 2014 apply this year to unlicensed clubs that serve and sell food, or provide food as part of a fee. If this sounds like you, you’ll need to register under the Food Act before March 2018. If you don’t need to register, you’ll need to keep making food that’s safe and suitable.
Register for the Food Act now
7 June 2017
By now, any clubs that provide meals, and have a liquor licence, should have applied to register for the new Food Act. If you haven’t yet applied, please register before 30 June – this is the last deadline for registering, before formal action will be taken.