Despite the tireless efforts of technology to replace employees restaurants, according to the latest experiment performed, it seems that at the moment this is not possible.
Let us place ourselves in the city of Amsterdam, specifically in the square Hugo de Grootplein, he restaurant in question is called Foodsy, apparently quite normal, but quickly we appreciate that there is a significant difference, no cooks, or waiters, nor any employee inside the restaurant, nobody serves customers.
The aim of this restaurant is that you have to do all the functions of employees of hospitality. Actually you rent the property for a few hours and you can experience the feeling of becoming a chef, a waiter, freganchín a bartender or cleaning the dishes in the kitchen. Apparently a distinctive and interesting idea.
In the restaurant you find everything you need to make simple dishes that do not require much experience, as soups and prepared heat or roast meat baked, with explanations through posters distributed throughout the property.
This new idea has been driven by Erwin Sander one chef who has worked on some of the best restaurants in the world as rent Y Arzak. In recent years he has initiated several projects and thought about creating a restaurant where there were no staff and also the dinner price was reduced by one-third than usual.
The initiative aroused great interest, receiving many emails from people wanting to book, especially Business They are seeking a different activity for your employees, performing the functions of a restaurant.
As well, all this “movie” it was a experiment promoted by the FNV Horeca, which it is the union of employees in the hospitality sector Holland, to show that the restaurant staff, day by day, It is absolutely imperative.
Apparently, is the way they have chosen to claim that for over two years negotiating an collective agreement which have not yet been able to sign. The last salary increase dates back to 2013, while sales in the hospitality industry have risen for eight consecutive quarters.
Industry tourism It is the worst paid sector in the Netherlands, The president of the FNV, I Francooy, “Many professionals who work with passion and pride in the hospitality industry feels frustrated because of what they are underpaid.”
Working in industry hostelry It is becoming less attractive due to the difficult working conditions, short-term contracts and low wages, and all this is causing many employees migrate to other sectors, reiterates the union.
Returning to the restaurant in question, the customer experience was terrible, a huge chaos generated, a they bother to others, the food was of poor quality, there were some fires at the kitchen, many plates and broken glasses, customers were not cleaned and even some left without paying.
In the following video you have recorded images hidden cameras scattered throughout the course restaurant that demonstrate the enormous chaos that was formed and ultimately the need for professional staff and trained for everything to work properly in a restaurant.
By this action the union wanted to draw attention to try to improve the working conditions of the employees of restaurants. We join the Claim this interesting initiative and hopefully I can also have an impact on other countries.