The 4th annual Wine & Food Tourism Conference took place at Spier in Stellenbosch this year and the speakers gave inspiring and practical advice too industry role players.
On the speaker's list was Fortunato Mazzone the owner of the award winning restaurant Forti Grill and Bar in Pretoria.
His no-holds-barred talk was entitled "Starting a new restaurant in tough times" but his advice was insightful for anyone in the restaurant business.
Mazzone offers these tips for anyone at the helm of a restaurant in SA and especially when operating in tough economic times.
Speak to your landlord