Gisela Alesbrook prepares chicken curry at Hotal Colombo – a staff-only dish that led to the opening of the Sri Lankan restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong Gisela Alesbrook prepares chicken curry at Hotal Colombo – a staff-only dish that led to the opening of the Sri Lankan restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Gisela Alesbrook prepares chicken curry at Hotal Colombo – a staff-only dish that led to the opening of the Sri Lankan restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong

How family-style staff meals at restaurants help teams bond and give everyone, not just chefs, a chance to show their cooking skills

  • The daily staff meal, or family meal, at a restaurant is generally made by members of the team in turn, meaning even cleaners can show off their cooking skills
  • A staff meal of Sri Lankan chicken curry led to the opening of Hotal Colombo in Hong Kong, while a staff-made sandwich made it onto the regular menu at Écriture

Topic |   Food and Drinks
Gisela Alesbrook prepares chicken curry at Hotal Colombo – a staff-only dish that led to the opening of the Sri Lankan restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong Gisela Alesbrook prepares chicken curry at Hotal Colombo – a staff-only dish that led to the opening of the Sri Lankan restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Gisela Alesbrook prepares chicken curry at Hotal Colombo – a staff-only dish that led to the opening of the Sri Lankan restaurant. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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