The general definition of gastronomy is that it is the art and science of good eating, but further described as the activity and knowhow involved in appreciating and preparing good food, and somewhat give connection of culture to the food.
Gastronomy today is already viewed as an interdisciplinary activity comparable to other exact sciences like mathematics, physics and so on, and the area of fine arts like dancing, painting, sculpture, music and so on. The definition of gastronomy nowadays is not anymore limited to making the ritual of consumption inviting and nice but also there is already a suggestion of the ability to appreciate and understand how food production and cooking are done in the new ways.
And so today, those gastronomy aficionados have to have a good understanding of the technology, agriculture and aquaculture together with the updated cooking methods and equipment.
After learning the craft of food preparation, gastronomy aficionados nowadays are beginning to realize that they can make business out of the skill they learned about food, and so they start to go into the restaurant business too.
But before deciding to go into the opening of a restaurant, there are some factors that you have to consider in the administration and managing restaurant business in order for it to be successful.
Experience and formal training are factors to increase your chances of success in managing your own restaurant against one who does not have any formal training or experience at all and who could perhaps be just relying on luck.
If you take on the administration of a restaurant, it is preferable that you have good money management skills because this will be critical when cash is being handled and in budgeting for the expenses of the restaurant.
Having a creative talent would be a plus also for a person who will handle the administration of the restaurant, and even if he or she has creative people in the persons of the chef and interior decorators, having a say on a unique and workable restaurant conditions like dining room decoration, or designing the menu, or having a workable restaurant concept, will be a big help.
Running a restaurant business would entail long hours of work and being away from your family, and so it is suggested that you clear your decision about this matter. Needless to say then that you have to have the full support of your spouse and family if you are starting a restaurant business in order for you to succeed.
A quality of a good and successful restaurant administrator is one who is a people person, meaning he or she can relate well and communicate effectively to various types of personality that would maximize productivity in the business, plus he or she has the personality to mingle with the guests and to draw customers.