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The relationship between cuisine and culture

2021-11-22T12:33:13+00:00

I didn’t know there is a strong relationship between cuisine and culture until I did my work experience at a restaurant. External/industry environment analysis: The Hibiscus Tree is a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, Adelaide CBD. More specifically, it is a Sichuan restaurant which promotes the cuisine and culture of Sichuan Province, the People’s Republic of China. According to Porter’s Five Forces model, the following analysis is provided below. In the first place, there is indeed a threat of new entrants. More exactly, there have been more Sichuan restaurants in Chinatown recently, as a growing number of business owners have realized that [...]

The relationship between cuisine and culture2021-11-22T12:33:13+00:00

What I’ve learned from the hospitality and tourism industry this year

2021-11-15T08:23:20+00:00

I’d like to carefully discuss and analyze what I have observed, experienced and learned during the placement at the Hibiscus Tree, a Chinese restaurant based in the city of Adelaide since 21st May, 2021. The final report will analyze the external / industry environment according to Porter’s Five Forces model, and a political, economic, social & technological (PEST) analysis will be provided as well. In addition, this report will offer an internal organization analysis, including organizational diagnosis, organizational structure & interpretation as well as reflections on the initial goals that I set. Furthermore, there is a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats [...]

What I’ve learned from the hospitality and tourism industry this year2021-11-15T08:23:20+00:00

An international student who is also an international traveler

2021-11-08T11:15:02+00:00

Studying overseas means I am also an international traveler. During the internship, I’ve learned so much information, inspiration and insights into life and work. My unedited journal entries: 26th April 2021: I consulted with Iris Huang (the director of the Hibiscus Tree) who recommended LinkedIn Learning to me so that I can hone my technical skills such as customer service as well as food and beverage service. There are also many marketing courses on LinkedIn Learning, so I will study these online programs and improve my technical skills. 3rd May 2021: I consulted with my mentor at university who recommended Marie [...]

An international student who is also an international traveler2021-11-08T11:15:02+00:00

How The Hibiscus Tree achieved their success in the tourism and hospitality industry

2021-11-01T11:12:38+00:00

Because the business owner of the Hibiscus Tree uses Xero as the bookkeeping and accounting software, the financial performance of this organization is automatically measured. At the end of each month, the business owner checks the accounting software to find out the numbers. For example, if the profit in May is higher than the profit in April, the business owner would identify the employees that contributed the most to the organization and give them some kind of reward. In psychology, this strategy is called ‘positive reinforcement’. Note that this only happens when the profit is higher (not when the revenue is [...]

How The Hibiscus Tree achieved their success in the tourism and hospitality industry2021-11-01T11:12:38+00:00
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