If you own or manage a country club, then you know that keeping your members happy while keeping your club's bottom line in mind is important. If you are thinking of revamping your food and beverage offerings or adding additional food and beverage options to help provide your club members additional dining and catering options, then you likely know that you have a huge task on your hands. However, you can simplify that task by outsourcing your food and beverage service to a food service management service.
Read on to learn three of the many advantages to outsourcing your country club food and beverage services.
1. You Won't Have to Hire a New Food and Beverage Manager
If you currently have one manager who handles the entire club or are that manager, then you likely realize that managing all of your club's food and beverage operations is too large of a task for a club GM to handle alone. Most country clubs with extensive dining and catering offerings have dedicated food and beverage managers who handle menu planning, ordering supplies, training staff, and overseeing staff.
When you outsource your food service management, you won't have to hire a food and beverage manager who will likely demand a hefty salary and benefits. This can protect your club's bottom line.
2. You Can Try Out Additional Food Service Options With No Commitment
Do you already have an indoor dining facility, but are thinking of adding a concession stand outdoors near the pool, tennis courts, and golf course, yet don't know whether adding these options will really help your club earn more money and keep your members satisfied? Or are you considering offering catering in your party room, but just aren't sure how often members will use the service? You can try out the additional food and beverage options you are considering offering your members with no commitments when you outsource their operations to a food management service.
Then, if you realize in six months that members love the concession stand near the golf course, yet rarely dine at the pool concession stand, you can simply update your contract with the food management service instead of having to worry about laying off new club employees you or a food and beverage manager hired to work in the pool concession stand.
In addition, if you determine that all of your new food and beverage options are thriving, then you can consider moving the operations in-house in the future once your contract with the food service management service expires.
If you want to offer new food and beverage options to your country club patrons, yet don't want to hire a dedicated food and service manager and additional dining staff when you don't yet know whether your members will embrace the new dining options or not, then consider outsourcing them to a food service management service. Talk to services like New Horizon Foods for more information.