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Breakfast Possibilities for the Guesthouse A lot of people like making their own options from a selection of starters at breakfast-time, so you should aim to provide within your guesthouse loads of options which include cereals, fruit (fresh or stewed), fruit juices, yoghurt, and muesli (home-made for those who can manage it). If your assortment of starters is extensive enough you may find that guests normally consume less with the major course. Youngsters will normally only go for cereal and fruit.

On the other hand, from practical experience most bed and breakfast Secunda owners say that their visitors, unless they're on a diet plan just about invariably do choose a complete English breakfast. A regular complete English breakfast will generally comprise of such products as grilled bacon, sausage, and fried or scrambled eggs. If your price range allows you must aim to put on as a lot of extra extras as you can, examples are mushrooms, tomatoes, fried bread, kidneys, black pudding and baked beans. It can be worth remembering that when you've got visitors staying a longer period of time they may come to be bored with the breakfast that you simply have on supply so look at alternatives for example omelettes, smoked haddock, kedgeree, kippers, mackerel, porridge and cream, fishcakes and Arbroath Smokies from Scotland. These selections not surprisingly come with an extra price so use them sparingly. It will be a true treat for visitors for your b&b in the event you can offer you free range eggs, home-baked bread, and your own jams and marmalade or honey. The impression created on visitors by home-made bread and hot breakfast rolls (including good wholemeal should you can master how to bake it) are quite out of proportion to the extra work involved. As with any other dwelling produce eggs, milk, cream, and fruit you can afford be generous for the sake of a good impression, as there is a limit to how much anyone can eat of them. When you yourself have no time to make preserves (jam and marmalade) or bread, a local person could be willing (the Women's Institute might be able to put you in touch with someone). Well done if your orange juice is freshly squeezed and should you can offer you a choice of teas, (earl grey and Indian are 2 examples) as well as really top-quality coffee, (never instant as it creates a poor impression). Most of the people prefer hot milk with their coffee so take into consideration putting a jug in the dining room although it will need to be checked periodically to ensure it stays hot. Keeping a coffee maker and toaster in the breakfast room, and encouraging guests to help themselves, will certainly reduce your workload in the kitchen at a busy breakfast time

There are arguments for and against the one portion packs of butter or margarine. On the plus side there is less waste and better hygiene, on the minus side there is a higher price per item, it can be fiddly for guests to open and presents a cafeteria image. It really is not difficult to slice a half pound pack of butter in to small pats and put them on iced plates on the breakfast room tables. I can think of nothing in favour of one portion packs of marmalade when compared with a generous part of good quality preserve. Some hosts require all their visitors to take breakfast at a fixed time. Others are more flexible (it is easy to cook each breakfast if guests do not all come down once), asking guests the previous night


when breakfast is wanted (within a fixed time band) and what they want to consume is a good idea as this will cut down on waste and obviously reduce costs.

It is actually a good idea to do some breakfast preparation the night before, particularly when you have to cater for early risers catching planes with business appointments; laying tables, setting out cereals and preserves, and generally preparing the kitchen to be able to make a quick start on breakfast the following morning.

It costs nothing to lay out your personal morning newspaper, or even ordering a choice for the guests to read. Alternatively you are able to place televisions in the dining room to allow guests to watch breakfast news programs. We have always found this to be very popular.

Breakfast Possibilities for the Guesthouse  

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