The general definition of gastronomy is that it is the art and science of good eating, but further described as the activity and knowhow involved in appreciating and preparing good food, and somewhat give connection of culture to the food.
Nowadays, gastronomy can be compared to other interdisciplinary activities of fine arts from dancing, painting, dramatics, architecture, music and so on, and also to the exact sciences like physics, mathematics, music and others. The idea of gastronomy therefore is not anymore limited to making the ritual of consumption beautiful, but also implies one’s ability to appreciate and understand the many ways of cooking and food preparation.
And so today, those gastronomy aficionados have to have a good understanding of the technology, agriculture and aquaculture together with the updated cooking methods and equipment.
It is observed today that gastronomy aficionados are beginning to realize of the potential of making money from the food preparation skills they gathered, and so we can see several restaurants of famous chefs having their own establishments.
But before deciding to go into the opening of a restaurant, there are some factors that you have to consider in the administration and managing restaurant business in order for it to be successful.
Although one may be lucky to succeed in the restaurant business even without formal training, but the chances of succeeding is higher if he or she has some kind of formal training or experience.
Having good money management skills will come in handy when running a restaurant especially when it comes to cash handling and budgeting expenses.
You may have creative talents in your restaurant like the chefs and interior decorators, but it will also be helpful if you yourself is creative, like in creating a unique and workable restaurant concepts, menu design, dining room decoration, and so on.
Note that when you run a restaurant, spending a good deal of time away from the family will be required, and so it is best to answer or decide if you can face long working hours. For a start, the full support of a spouse or family will play a big role in the success of managing your own restaurant business.
A quality of a good and successful restaurant administrator is one who is a people person, meaning he or she can relate well and communicate effectively to various types of personality that would maximize productivity in the business, plus he or she has the personality to mingle with the guests and to draw customers.