Editor’s Blog: Apply praise liberally.

Happy New Year from Great Food Club. Are you making any changes for the year ahead? One of my resolutions for 2020 is to send more praise to restaurants, pubs, producers and retailers via quick emails and social media shout-outs.

Here’s why…

Few people go into food and drink for the cash – most are in it for the love. Therefore, love is the currency that drives them forward. If a front-of-house team member, an entrepreneur or a chef hears positive feedback, it can make a big difference. It may drive a youngster to greater things. It might draw a smile on a tough day. Or perhaps it will make someone decide to stay in the sector, rather than taking their talents elsewhere.

The hospitality industry faces many challenges in 2020. It needs supporting, so it makes good sense to focus on and amplify the positive by sending as much praise as possible, whenever it’s deserved.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.