There are several definitions and descriptions about the word gastronomy, and basically it is defined as the art and science of good food, and further described as an activity that shows knowledge in the preparation and appreciation of good food, with a hint of connectivity between culture and 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. Today’s concept of gastronomy is not anymore restricted to just beautifying the methods of consumption but also it defines the ability in appreciating and understanding the several methods of cooking and into food production.
With the new techniques of cooking and equipment nowadays, gastronomy aficionados are preferred to have the understanding of agriculture and aquaculture in relation to these new technology.
It is noticed today that gastronomy aficionado are also joining into the bandwagon of being entrepreneurs, meaning they are also inclined to put up a restaurant of their own after learning the craft of food preparation.
Note that there are several factors to make a restaurant business a success, and so a person has to learn these before plunging into opening and administrating a restaurant business.
The chances of success for a restaurant business to succeed is higher if the one managing it has the formal training or experience to administer it, as compared to the one who does not have an formal training and hoping for luck.
Having good money management skills will come in handy when running a restaurant especially when it comes to cash handling and budgeting expenses.
Having a creative talent would be a plus also for a person who will handle the administration of the restaurant, and even if he or she has creative people in the persons of the chef and interior decorators, having a say on a unique and workable restaurant conditions like dining room decoration, or designing the menu, or having a workable restaurant concept, will be a big help.
If you want to be the administrator of a restaurant, it is best to ask yourself if you can face long hours of working and spend a good deal of time away from your family. Another important key to succeed in your restaurant business if you are to manage it is to have full support of your family and spouse.
A restaurant manager or administrator is preferred to be a people person who can relate well and communicate effectively to different kinds of people to achieve productivity in the workplace, and has the personality to know many of the guests and mingle with them on the dining floor.