Christmas Party dilemma solved!
- Date Posted: Monday 29th November 2010 Return to News Listings
It's that familiar nightmare of office Christmas parties. Everyone's pre-ordered their starters and main courses from the menu and promptly forgotten their choices on the night. Result? Chaos for the party goers and panic in the restaurant kitchens.
But now, thanks to an online party booking system designed especially for a group of south west restaurants, the problem has been neatly solved, with booking and menu choices all sorted in a few simple clicks.
Web design studio Createanet of Torquay who recently won the marketing contract for the Lifestyle Hospitality Group's burgeoning empire of themed restaurants in the south west, have installed the easy to use system on all of the Group's restaurant websites in time for the all important Christmas bookings.
Lifestyle Hospitality Group own the popular Cafe Mambos in Torquay, Minehead and Taunton, the Apple and Parrot cider bar and Hooks Bar and Grill in Torquay, Tiger Bill's and Bombay Bills in Exeter and the Gissons Hotel near Exeter.
As an ex chef, Createanet's owner Kevin King knows all about chaos in the kitchen at Christmas. 'You always had to prepare far more dishes because people always forget their choices, or see something that looked more enticing than the thing they'd ordered. By creating an online system for the group, it saves a huge amount of time, food and grief on the night.'
Lifestyle Hospitality Group Managing director James Eyre said 'we unveiled the scheme to all our managers and they immediately saw the advantages of it. We want our Christmas diners to have a great time and that includes getting the dishes they ordered, with efficient and speedy delivery. It's one of those great ideas that make you wonder why you never thought of it before.
'We're continually striving to improve our customer experience and this is another great step forward in that quest. It also makes life easier for our kitchen staff too who want to deliver what the customer wants - and what he or she actually ordered!'