General Restaurant Segment Overview
The Restaurant Industry is categorized based on the level and kind of services customers receive.
Understanding your market will help you decide what service style to adopt. It is equally needful to start a business you are genuinely interested in and have strong passion for, as a business not driven by passion becomes a burden in the long run.
Below is a summary on the major segments of the restaurant industry in Nigeria:
- FULL SERVICE / FINE DINING
- CASUAL DINING
- FAST CASUAL
- FAST FOOD
6) Chef Service
A Chef is a trained professional cook who is proficient and highly skilled in food preparation. A Chef usually focuses on a particular cuisine. They direct, head or supervise commercial or private standard kitchens. Chefs can receive formal training from an institution or technical training from an experienced chef. They can offer their service to any of the restaurant segment listed above.
We have also noticed a trend of Chefs offering private dining services hence, the inclusion.
Characteristics of a Chef
- Chefs are very diverse and can plug into any service related to the Food industry e.g. They can open any restaurant or run catering services
- Chefs can prepare or develop recipes, run the operations and manage a kitchen.