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.
It is noticed today that gastronomy aficionado are also joining into the bandwagon of being entrepreneurs, meaning they are also inclined to put up a restaurant of their own after learning the craft of food preparation.
However, it is advisable for a chef to consider some restaurant success factors before jumping into opening a restaurant and managing it.
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.
Having good money management skills will come in handy when running a restaurant especially when it comes to cash handling and budgeting expenses.
You may have creative talents in your restaurant like the chefs and interior decorators, but it will also be helpful if you yourself is creative, like in creating a unique and workable restaurant concepts, menu design, dining room decoration, and so on.
Note that when you run a restaurant, spending a good deal of time away from the family will be required, and so it is best to answer or decide if you can face long working hours. Another important key to succeed in your restaurant business if you are to manage it is to have full support of your family and spouse.
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.