News of restaurants, hospitality and travel in Tasmania and beyond… Yes, we're merging Hotplate into Just the Sizzle.
We have grown, and are morphing Just the Sizzle into a big, supportive industry site, with an exciting new product coming up that will revolutionise the dining and restaurant experience.
- High performance,
- Better bottom line, and
- Happy, settled staff when you create the best team.
Our content is easy, inspiring, and dramatically makes a difference. We talk to the best in the business, and distill their wisdom.
"The entire process has been groundbreaking and revelatory. Thank you both so much." Michelle Brennan, former COO of award winning RTO, Industry Link.
What is our all new Just the Sizzle?
Just the Sizzle is an industry 'bible' where we interview who's who in the zoo, the big and small players, all of whom have years of experience and wisdom to share. Join us and get the best and most innovative solutions to the myriad of problems in the business.
You'll never need another resource. And if you have something to share, tell us! We're always happy to interview and share your secret sauce.
Ask us - we can make a difference for you, your business, your workplace.
Christine’s brilliant memoir Theatre of War is available now!
A rollicking trip through 9 restaurants and the Chefs, thieves and rogues she duelled with daily… Buckle up, it’s a rough ride. “Laugh out loud! A terrific read!”
WHY OFF THE HOTPLATE?
"I had 10 successful restaurants as owner/chef and 25 years in blasting hot kitchens. Burn out became a boomerang and I fell out of love with cooking, and the industry.
Then I started seeing the suicide rate, the burn out rate, the collateral damage of high pressure on families and society as a whole and decided we needed a solution. Mental health and emotional intelligence need more than just talk lines or questions with no answers. People need real solutions - teaching people those emotional management skills that are tragically missing in everyone's education.
Just the Sizzle was born, and I was reborn with a drive to bring this to an industry and people who deserve better. And working in other industries since, I saw they could all benefit from this. After all, it's about people. Simple." ~ Christine Matheson Green - for more on Christine on Linked In click here:
INSPIRATION FROM THE BEST
The Sunday Roast: Burnout
The restaurant world is big. International. Even in Hobart, new venues open every week. What’s the result? Burnout. And the bar has never been higher. In Australia, if not the world, there’s a chronic shortage of chefs, cooks, floor staff. Too many venues. Not enough staff. What can we do? If anything? There’s one word…
Papering over the Storm
Is this your life? Just how long will the thin veneer of paper last with that storm when it hits? And hit it will. Surely as day follows night. So many people are talking about chef suicides, the burn rate, the churn rate, the cut and run rate, but no one seems to have stepped up…
5 Tools to Turn Your Work Life Around
We’re all in this together. You’re really stuck in a collaborative environment, in Hospitality, so if you’re a lone wolf, it’s going to be tough – for you and everyone around you. Want to prosper? Not just survive? Here’s 5 things that will help you get there. But then, you have to do the hard…
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