We all want to be seen as an expert in what we do. It doesn’t matter what type of business you run, knowing that you are a go to place for advice, or for service, is a pretty great feeling.

When it comes to food, this is no different. As a restaurant, there is a good chance that you want to be the local authority on all things food. But the trouble is, where do you start? It is great to have all the knowledge, but you need to find a way to show others what you know.

We are here to help and we have put together some of the best ways that you can look like the local authority on food.

Create a strong brand that shouts professionalism

Now, this one may sound strange, but in order to be seen as a professional, you need to look like a professional business. No-one is going to see you as a go to place if you don’t look like the kind of place that people what to go to. This runs deeper then just your premises, you need to make sure that everything about you as a whole shouts out professionalism. Your brand, your website, your social media. All of these things need to paint you in the light of a business who knows what they are talking about.

Tell people why you know what you are talking about

It might seem like a bit of a brag, but if you know what you are talking about when it comes to your business, then you need to tell other people this. One great way to do this is to have an about us page on your website. This can dive in to not only the type of restaurant you are, but also your background and experience too.

Run workshops

People are much more likely to see you as an expert if you can showcase to them what you know. There are plenty of restaurants out there that have cooking workshops alongside their usual type of business. Whilst these are not designed to give away any secrets, they are a great opportunity to give your customers a chance to see that you know exactly what you are doing and that you are confident enough to teach others.

Get out there

It can be tempting sometimes to settle for simply spending your time running a restaurant and providing great food. Whilst this is the main aim of any restaurant, you should also remember that you can be more than that. There is a good chance that there will be plenty of local events that you can attend. Perhaps running a stall or providing the catering. These are great ways to not only show what you can offer, but also get yourself seen as a part of the community too.

As you can see there are a number of ways that you can make sure that you are the go to place. All you need to do now is make sure that you have the food and service to match all those things that you say you can do!