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Wednesday, 30 July 2014 19:28

What To Do With A Blank Canvas

Sometimes you need a splash of colour to decorate to house so why not do it yourself? Unleash the creativity on a blank canvas.|

Below are some examples of what you can do with a blank canvas. You can purchase a blank canvas at Teloman here: http://www.teloman.com/Graphic-Supplies/JOURNAL-PADS-CANVAS/CANVAS.html

 

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Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:55

How To Create A Restaurant Menu

Sketch a mock-up of basic layout

As this is just a mockup of the layout, just limit yourself to categories, section titles, and relevant graphics.

  • Decide on a size, how many pages to view and how many pages will be fixed into the folder (ring binding? Cord fix or screw fix?) See more here: http://www.teloman.com/Menu-Cover.html
  • Choose a colour scheme to the restaurant style. A high-end restaurant usually uses dark colours, which portray seriousness and professionalism. A casual restaurant may use warm, muted colours, which look appropriately inviting. Bright colours are mostly used for restaurants with young clientele.
  • Order you menu logically: Your menu should be in the order in which people eat the dishes. Traditionally, simple drinks are listed last; speciality drinks are usually on a separate list or an insert.
  • Put your menu into sections: Break up your categories of food using large, simple headings. If you offer a large variety of foods, you may need main sections (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and subsections (fish, poultry, vegetarian, pasta, salads).

List food items and their prices

Write your food items/dishes and prices into columns. Food item/dish, description and price. Make sure it’s clear which item belongs to which description or price, especially if the font is small and the rows are hard to follow.

  • Consider offering diet-specific dishes. Items specifically for vegetarians, vegans, kids, or people on low-calorie or heart healthy diets.
  • Offer specials during happy hour
  • Look for variation in pricing for add-ons or special preparations. E.g. “Replace the baked potato with other side for an extra £1.50.”

Describe each of your dishes

The food items themselves should have descriptive titles. Ex: “Burger” doesn’t sound like much, but “Juicy Burger with Arugula and Horseradish Aioli” will get your readers’ attention. After that, include a brief description of all the ingredients in the dish. Ex: “Quarter-pound all-beef patty with arugula, creamy aioli, grilled mushrooms, ripe tomatoes, and pepper jack or Swiss cheese on a brioche bun.”

Work out the finer details in a second round of mock-ups Focus on the font, margins, spacing and overall composition.

  • Simple, readable fonts. Do not use more than 3 font types as it will make your menu look very busy
  • Use larger, simple fonts for restaurants with a large elderly clientele.
  • Menu’s with a very large selections often give dishes their own number
  • Try to visually balance each page. Draw a square around each area of content then look at their overall placement verses the remaining white space.

Select final layout and order menu covers

Gain approval from the restaurant owner if you are not the restaurant owner. You could also ask someone who isn’t part of the business to give you their thoughts; a fresh pair of eyes can always help spot things that might not be as obvious to someone who has been working on the menu.

Order your menu covers here: http://www.teloman.com/Menu-Cover.html

 

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Sunday, 27 July 2014 15:51

The B&B and Hotel Supplies Checklist

Here at Teloman, we understand that starting a B&B or running a hotel can be a daunting task so we’ve created a list of products, which we feel will help you to run a successful bed and breakfast.

  1. Guestbooks: One of the first things you get your guests to do, is sign a registration book or visitors book. Make a great impression with one of the books from our selection.
  2. Suggestion box: Show you care and value your guests opinions. The purpose is not just to have a suggestion box at the end of their stay but also at the beginning so they know you try and make their stay as enjoyable as possible.
  3. Welcome trays: After a long commute or a long day at work, provide refreshments to help your guests relax with a welcome tray with goodies.
  4. Electricals: From kettles to irons, we have supplies for all electricals for your guests.
  5. Luggage stand: Helps guests keep tidy rooms by providing space for their luggage with this luggage stand.
  6. Slippers: For that extra comfort, have luxurious slippers available.
  7. Hangers: Encourage guests to not live out of a luggage bag. Provide hangers in a wardrobe so all guests clothes are kept wrinkle-free!
  8. Door hanger: For a bit of privacy, make Do Not Disturb door hangers available, as well as Room Service requests.
  9. Desk accessories: For either the front desk, or for desks in guest rooms have some desk accessories for your pens and paper. An organised mind works on an organised desk.
  10. Tissue boxes: For the final touches, get some tissue box holders as guests notice the attention to detail no matter how big or small.

 

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