“I can taste the love in the food”
I was fascinated as I listened to this restaurateur describe how he knows when the dynamic is right between the team at his restaurant. He reckons having a happy team who enjoy working together is essential to producing great tasting food.
He tells me he can taste “the love” in the food when it exists with the team and even more importantly he tells me he can taste it when the love is not there.
The ingredients are exactly the same, the preparation is exactly the same but when things aren’t 100% with his team the food just doesn’t taste as good as it should.
For this reason he works hard at talking to his team, having fun with them, listening to their issues, eliminating any issues or strains quickly and generally devoting a lot of his energy to making sure the spirit is as good as it can be.
Is it enough that your team turns up and punches in their time, is it enough that they execute their roles efficiently and professionally?
Without love that food just won’t taste as good as it should.
How does your food taste?