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The Many As of Serving Soft Serve Ice Cream In Your Cafe.

The Many As of Serving Soft Serve Ice Cream In Your Cafe.

How about creating an Ace for your cafe business through soft serve ice creams? Appeal is definitely the case for having soft serve as part of your menu, whether you are a pure dessert shop, a buffet restaurant, casual or fine dining. Be honest here, who haven’t...
Back To The Future: When Selfish Love Reigns.

Back To The Future: When Selfish Love Reigns.

I will practise honesty today and admit that my business motivation was derived from selfish reasons. My kids were born with massive decay and allergy problems, prompting me to be really careful with their daily food and drink exposures; my Mother has high glucose...
Visualizing Malaysia Going from Fat to Thin

Visualizing Malaysia Going from Fat to Thin

Today is 1st of July. D-day for Sugar Tax in Malaysia. Here’s a synopsis on what we do at Ren’s Palate on this very significant day. Sugar Tax is the first step towards acting on the movement against toxic sugar, which is poisoning our lives and our loved...
Frozen Yoghurt Soft Serve Trends 2019

Frozen Yoghurt Soft Serve Trends 2019

Salivating over soft serves? Marry that with gut healthy yoghurt and instantly your dessert menus become the highlight of your cafe. Frozen Yoghurt Soft Serve Trend is getting more popular just as bubble tea is making its comeback in Malaysia. Why do we say that?...
Opening a Cafe in Malaysia is as easy as ABC.

Opening a Cafe in Malaysia is as easy as ABC.

We all have dreams, and what better dream is there than to open a place of our own, that we can decorate to our heart’s desire, provide food and drinks that warms the soul, be a place of vibes and energy. Cafe dreaming and research Well, that was one of my...
Food Labeling Trick or Treat?

Food Labeling Trick or Treat?

Don’t we all embrace the good feel of packaging taglines, nutrition claims and even celebrate in their valuable benefits? Yet how often do we check on the integrity of these food labels? Most people tend to think that there is a bigger force out there to keep...
Power of Emotions in Drinks

Power of Emotions in Drinks

How To Harness An Often Forgotten Power In Running Your Food Business Different Emotions to Create for Different Drinks Why do we spend energy to create different drinks all the time? What are we actually selling? Most food managers forget that drinking is all about...
Quaint Penang Cafes

Quaint Penang Cafes

In our daily work, we enjoy interacting with our cafes and find it a waste not to feature them in our blogs! Penang is very much a cafe town, with loads of interesting twists, flavours and colours to each of them. Let’s look at 5 of them today: 1.The Line...
Step 6: How do you leverage on Bingsu to drive up profits?

Step 6: How do you leverage on Bingsu to drive up profits?

When you have Steps 1-5 in place, next effort is to look at leveraging on this Korean Bingsu business to drive up profit margins. Few ways to do it: Are you able to make use of non-peak hours to attract new customers? For example, if your outlet is at office blocks,...
STEP 5: Planning Daily Sales Forecasts

STEP 5: Planning Daily Sales Forecasts

5. How do you plan the numbers for daily sales of Bingsu dessert? From our experience in forecasting sales numbers with our customers, 20-30 bowls per day seems to be the magic answer. Naturally, all F&B operations are keen to have a number as high as possible....
Step 4: Setting your Selling Price for Bingsu

Step 4: Setting your Selling Price for Bingsu

If you have been following our earlier posts on how to calculate food cost to check on viability of your new Bingsu dessert business in Malaysia, you would have derived the cost of making one simple Bingsu dessert by now. Step 4. The key to success is in your selling...