Welcome back to Soupfly!
As you are all either getting ready for, or in full swing of, New Years celebrations-(depending on where in the world you live) I wanted to take a few moments-(I’ll try to make it short) to offer my reflection through the eyes of Soupfly, on the year that was-2014. Six months ago, Soupfly had not even been born yet. After much planning, contemplating and telling myself and others that I was going to start a Service and Hospitality focused blog-finally, on July 8 of this year, Soupfly was born! I did it, wrote my first post-When the World Brings You Soup and there’s a Fly in it. It was very encouraging that, from the beginning, there has been support and an audience for the content that I seek to provide here on Soupfly. If you’ve not ever read our inaugural post-I invite you to read it here:
We also started a Facebook page for Soupfly and that first post quickly garnered 49 Facebook Likes and over 100 blog hits in the first 48 hours! How exciting! We are just 9 short Likes away from having 200 Soupfly Facebook Likes. If you are a reader of Soupfly-I invite you to help us with this goal and Like our Soupfly Facebook page:
I am so grateful for the following of Soupfly that has grown in less than 6 months, to readers from nearly 60 Countries!! That is mind-blowing and very humbling to me. Thank you all who read and share my blog. I hope that you are gaining value from what I bring to you. My original and main focus has always been to cater to and serve people working in the Service and Hospitality industry-no matter where you work or what position you hold. I also know that I have many, many readers, who do not work in the Service and Hospitality industry-however, the principles, ideas and concepts that Soupfly has to offer, are applicable to most any work environment-whether one is dealing with, serving, or selling to guests, customers, clients, patrons or even employees. My intention and desire is to motivate, encourage and inspire you to provide the very best service possible to those people that you serve. At the same time I want to provide practical principles that you can use in your work place to up your game.
With that in mind, many of you know that I have been working on my book,
Getting to WOW! Everybody WINS with 5 Star Service for a long time and NOW IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. Actually, today is the very last day to get it at the introductory price of only $20.00! Books will be in hand in a few short days and the price is going up. Go here to pre-order your copy today:
If you pre-order today-You will receive a signed copy-by the author-that’s me! Getting to WOW! Has already been endorsed by such industry luminaries as Chef Alex Stratta, Chef Rick Moonen, Chef Kim Canteenwalla and others!
Over this past year, I have been privileged to meet some wonderful Service and Hospitality professionals. We have traveled to and met people in Santa Barbara, California; Loveland and Denver, Colorado; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri and of course in our home area of Las Vegas. It is a joy to meet Service Professionals that truly have a passion for service and the business. We have also met and been served by individuals who may need a little more guidance and instruction on how to truly provide exceptional/WOW! service.
Earlier this year, I started my company-ASPIRE Enterprises, a Service and Hospitality focused, consulting and training company. The company name-ASPIRE is actually an acronym for: Advancing Service Performance, Inspiring Restaurant Excellence. It is my intention to serve the industry on a greater scale this year, through my book, Getting to WOW! Everybody WINS with 5 Star Service, providing training seminars, consulting and speaking at Food Service and Hospitality Conventions around the country. This is a fantastic industry to be a part of and just like any industry-continual training and on-going education is a foundational key to success.
2014 has been a fantastic year-a year of many new beginnings. I am truly grateful to all of you have been a part of it in someway. You are blessed, loved and very special to me. Thank you.
2015 now is ready to greet us and I welcome it with open arms, an attitude of excitement and and anticipation of all the Amazing things it holds in store. I wish you all a positively, wild and wonderful ride in 2015-only the best, only great success in all areas of your life. If you are in the Service industry in any capacity-I pray that 2015 is the year that you really elevate your Service and Hospitality and become one that consistently WOWS your guests. If that is indeed your desire and intention-I would love to be a part of that, serving you, in helping you to reach that goal.
Thank you, God Bless you all and…
Raise a Glass to 2015 -Make it Your Best Year Ever!
Christoff J. Weihman
Las Vegas, NV