Is your Hospitality Business prepared for the Commonwealth Games?

By Jarrad

The Gold Coast will be the place to be for sports fans and celebrity spotters alike in April 2018 when the Commonwealth Games come to town.  It’s anticipated to be the best games ever and we want to prepare hospitality businesses to open their doors with confidence to welcome the visitors, the goodwill and the profits that come with it.

To make the most of the influx of visitors to the region cafes, restaurants, clubs and pubs need to be prepared and they need to start now.In an article by the bulletin in 2015 it was anticipated that 690,000 unique visitors will arrive on the Gold Coast in April 2018.  http://bit.ly/2yWx0A0  These figures have been revised up and down and there are different numbers getting thrown around as to the real figures.

Whatever the numbers, key areas on the Coast and in Brisbane will be reaping the benefits of local and international visitors, so what do you as a hospitality business, need to do to be ready.  Below are a few strategies that can make a difference:

*Conduct a health check of your kitchen equipment

  • Is it doing the job for your current number of covers
  • Will it cope with added demand over the games period
  • Are there single pieces that you can upgrade that will help the overall kitchen

Dining area

  • Can you increase your dining area – do you need to go to council to do this
  • Can you make better use of the area you have
  • This reconfiguration can be temporary
  • Do you need more tables and chairs


  • Conduct a stocktake of your glassware, cutlery, crockery
  • Do you have the room to stock extra paper, chemicals, glasses


  • Start NOW
  • Make sure your Facebook and Instagram pages are up to date and you are posting regularly
  • Visitors will be researching and making plans of where to go and what to eat – make sure you are visible
  • Ensure your locations details, opening hours and menus are updated
  • Consider opening at different times – are you open for breakfast and lunch only – what about opening for dinner during the games

Whether you are a small or large hospitality business, be prepared to enjoy the lead up and the Commonwealth Games and reap the rewards that it brings!

To get a Health Check on your business and be Commonwealth Games ready – contact Paul Terzis at Commercial Kitchen Company on 0401 600 250.

Written by:  Jodie Terzis


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