The Benefits of a Bilingual Kitchen

As we begin a new year, many business owners are going over last year’s profits and numbers, looking for ways to improve or sustain their growth. In the competitive and sometimes harsh restaurant industry, it’s vital to stay ahead of trends and think about the future. Determining how to achieve these goals is usually where the anxiety resides.

That’s where NCCO comes in. We made it our goal to help the restaurant industry run a little smoother, and we do that by providing affordable products to aid restaurant owners and managers. Consider us your behind-the-scenes support. If you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve and create an efficient and inclusive restaurant, one of the best ways is to have a bilingual kitchen.

The benefits of hiring bilingual employees explained

As technology and social media continue to connect cultures globally, having bilingual employees will become even more beneficial. When your customer base and staff members continue to become increasingly bilingual, balancing that in a kitchen will be even more important. When you create an atmosphere that promotes inclusivity and collaboration, your outcome will be positive.

What’s more, an efficient kitchen requires teamwork, and teamwork requires communication. Bilingual employees benefit your kitchen’s level of communication by acting as a bridge between English-speaking and non-English-speaking employees. They also help improve adherence to established rules and kitchen safety procedures by ensuring instructions aren’t lost in translation.  

The benefits of a bilingual kitchen extend well beyond the finances. Your staff, customers, investors, or anyone else involved in or visiting your restaurant will notice the difference in comradery and the value you place on your employees. You’ll see an increase in efficiency and quality in your kitchen, and it’s hard to place a value on that.

Bilingual staff? How about a bilingual labeling system?

Ensuring that your food prep and rotation systems are up to code and that your staff has a clear understanding of health codes is a task all on its own. When the labeling system you use already has bilingual options, you’ll save yourself plenty of hassle, and your staff will feel more respected.

If you have more extensive labeling needs, consider looking into the DateCodeGenie® automated labeling system. With its multi-lingual capabilities, the DateCodeGenie allows you and your team members to print consistent, accurate custom labels on-demand within seconds.

Find out more about the DateCodeGenie and industry insights on the NCCO blog. Or, browse our website to find more practical, affordable solutions to everyday foodservice challenges.