The general definition of gastronomy is that it is the art and science of good eating, but further described as the activity and knowhow involved in appreciating and preparing good food, and somewhat give connection of culture to the food.
Today, gastronomy is described as an interdisciplinary activity that combines the fine arts of dancing, painting, dramatic arts, sculpture, architecture and music just like the other exact sciences like mathematics, chemistry, and so on. The idea of gastronomy therefore is not anymore limited to making the ritual of consumption beautiful, but also implies one’s ability to appreciate and understand the many ways of cooking and food preparation.
Today, it is also a requisite for a gastronomy aficionado to understand the relationship of technology and culture of both agriculture and aquaculture.
It is observed today that gastronomy aficionados are beginning to realize of the potential of making money from the food preparation skills they gathered, and so we can see several restaurants of famous chefs having their own establishments.
But before deciding to go into the opening of a restaurant, there are some factors that you have to consider in the administration and managing restaurant business in order for it to be successful.
Experience and formal training are factors to increase your chances of success in managing your own restaurant against one who does not have any formal training or experience at all and who could perhaps be just relying on luck.
It is also advisable that the one who is doing the administration of the restaurant has some general business management skills especially when it comes to handling cash and budgeting money for the operation.
You may have creative talents in your restaurant like the chefs and interior decorators, but it will also be helpful if you yourself is creative, like in creating a unique and workable restaurant concepts, menu design, dining room decoration, and so on.
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. Needless to say then that you have to have the full support of your spouse and family if you are starting a restaurant business in order for you to succeed.
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.