The Doing Business Better program includes a number of informal educational programs and seminars, covering topical and on-trend areas of interest to our members. Resources, presentations and interactive sessions range from key trends influencing food, wine, service and fit outs through to social media, technology and consumer activation strategies and innovations. Programs including Cellar Reserve, R&CA Buying Group, and Digital Business Kits have been developed to increase innovation and efficiency and reduce overhead costs within member businesses.
R&CA Guide for navigating the online food delivery industry
Today brings the launch of the R&CA Navigating the online food delivery industry guide for restaurants, food and beverage retailers. Developed in collaboration with major delivery providers including R&CA Gold Association Partner Menulog, the guide provides a one-stop-shop for information on the industry, the opportunity for all types of businesses as well as considerations for restaurants either pursuing a new online business stream or already working with an online delivery solution. Please click below to access the guide and supporting documents:
Take a look at the Event Calendar today to see what Doing Business Better (DBB) seminars are running in your state.
- Current Trends
- Sharing best practice initiatives and innovations
- Social Media and Marketing Advice for your business
- Profitability & Sustainability
- Staff education and networking opportunities
Some DBB seminars incorporate a networking drinks or dining experience if you would like to host an event and showcase your restaurant please contact your State Membership Manager to discuss the opportunity.
Australia is now attracting more than six million international visitors a year and the rapidly growing China market is sitting at the forefront of this growth. Now our second largest market by volume and number one for yield, China is an enormously valuable part of your market mix. To capitalise on the importance of Chinese visitation, R&CA together with China Ready & Accredited have co-developed the R&CA CHINA READY Welcome Program. This is the only authoritative and tailored CHINA READY Program for the Australian restaurant and catering industry. Find out more here.
Digital Business Kit
The aim of the Digital Business Kit (DBK) is to provide tailored and industry specific information and resources to assist small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and not-for-profit organisations (NfPs) use digital and Internet-enabled platforms to improve their restaurant, cafe and/or catering businesses.
The kit, which will include five video episodes, will help build the restaurant, cafe and catering industry’s skills and knowledge to effectively engage in the digital economy and gain a competitive advantage by having a successful online presence. Find out more here. To watch the DBK videos click here.
Australian restaurants now have access to exclusive wine deals at the click of the button. R&CA has launched Cellar Reserve to match restaurants with wineries that have small amount of stock specific for on premise distribution. The Cellar Reserve website at www.cellarreserve.com.au is the first online marketplace of its kind, which aims to make it simple and cost effective for restaurants across the country to showcase Australian wine. Find out more here.
Restaurant & Catering Buying Group
The Restaurant & Catering Buying Group (RCBG) is designed to support your bottom line & ensure you are not paying too much for key products. R&CA knows restaurants, cafes and caterers spend tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on products, services and equipment each year. Based on this knowledge R&CA have launched the RCBG to help produce the savings our members need!
The RCBG is a members-only sales referral network designed to assist members’ research, select and transact with a broad range of key foodservice industry suppliers. RCBG is a free service provided as a general benefit to any R&CA financial member. Find out more here.