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Spotlight on Brent Aitken

By |2019-02-14T03:07:33+00:00February 14th, 2019|Blog|

  For this week's staff profile we sat down with Brent Aitken to receive insight into his experience working for Octopus Hospitality for the last 16 years, his role as a Chef, and some ... You may have recognized Brent from our new promotional photos!    Name: Brent Aitken   What is your role at [...]

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A Skills Shortage is predicted to hit Australia

By |2019-02-14T03:05:15+00:00February 14th, 2019|Blog|

What you need to know about the predicted skills shortage to hit Australia next year Similar to weather, market trends are difficult to predict, vary across platforms, and are intended to support decision making. While forecasts of any sort are meant to be reassuring the market trends forecast for 2020 is anything but. [...]

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Candidate of the Month: Anthony Perrone

By |2019-01-31T05:14:33+00:00January 31st, 2019|Blog|

January 2019 This week we chatted with one of our superstar all-rounder, Anthony Perrone. With a constant overflow of positive feedback on Mr. Perronnes’ work as a food and beverage attendant and hosting manager, Anthony was the clear candidate to nominate for Octopus Hospitality’s employee of the month.   Name:  Anthony Perrone Role: Food & [...]

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Sapphire Care Foundation

By |2019-02-14T02:51:33+00:00January 18th, 2019|Blog|

Acronyms like CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and SLO (Social Licence to Operate) are new aged phenomena that have done their due diligence by shining light on a company’s ability, and responsibility, to give back to the community in which they operate. At Octopus Hospitality, we whole-heartedly understand the value of a strong, thriving community. [...]

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The FWO and Hospitality Compliance

By |2018-12-27T18:11:38+00:00December 27th, 2018|Blog|

We need to talk about the lack of compliance in the hospitality industry. The last few years the hospitality industry has fallen into unfavorable light since the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) implanted audits on compliance standards, setting off a landslide of complaints from employees that listed the shortcomings of their employers To catch you up: [...]

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Melbourne: Australias Hospitality Hotspot – A Year in Review

By |2018-12-26T22:12:44+00:00December 26th, 2018|Blog|

Often referred to as the ‘culture capital of Australia’ Melbourne has a certain reputation to maintain when it comes to hospitality. In our city, being the best, doesn’t mean just having fantastic food and drink, it’s about the whole experience; service, restaurant design, plating, and keeping up with ethical guidelines and trends are all crucial. [...]

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Summer Ceviche

By |2018-11-29T02:06:52+00:00November 29th, 2018|Blog|

Octopus x Matilda 159 Domain With the holidays just around the bend, we decided to pair up with Chef Zac Saunders from Matilda 159 Domain, to bring you an essential summer dish; Ceviche. After working at Michelin star-restaurants in New York, Denmark, UK, and Italy, it comes to our surprise that Chef Zac’s summer staple [...]

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How to Host a Holiday Party Like a Pro

By |2018-11-23T03:44:19+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Blog|

Octopus Hospitality's tips and tricks on hosting a holiday party like a pro It’s that time of year again; lists to Santa are being drafted, prawns and iced coffee are abundant, the smell of sunscreen fills the air, and Michael Bubblé is probably defrosting as we speak. Some of the best memories come from the [...]

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What you need to know about workplace behaviour

By |2019-02-14T02:50:06+00:00November 13th, 2018|Blog|

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and seeing as harassment has become a buzz word around the world, we at Octopus Hospitality believe that it is important to revisit what harassment is and how to deal with it. Before we get down into the nitty gritty of workplace bullying and harassment read this: Nine out [...]

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The Illusive Work/Life Balance

By |2018-11-21T01:18:12+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog|

3 tips to help you find a better work/life balance Whether you’re in hospitality or not, finding a work life balance has proven to be a perennial problem for office dwellers, tradespersons, students and shift workers alike. Personally, every winter I find myself falling into the same routine after work; dinner, Bachelor, bed. While the [...]

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