One of the best things to come from this blog is the relationship I have built with local business owners. Unlike other groups, I will NEVER charge a restaurant to be a part of my group or any of my promotions. Any support they choose to give is greatly appreciated but never expected.
How Does Venice Foodies Support Restaurant Owners?
As a restaurant owner, it’s hard enough to be a small business in this day and age. I want to help connect you with the community that you are serving! I want our community to see who you are as people and be able to share with the rest of the group about their experiences in your restaurant.
How Do You Handle Negative Reviews?
Negative reviews are bound to happen, we all make mistakes. In the event that a negative review is posted on the group, first, I will make sure that it is done is a constructive, respectful way. Then, I will tag you on the post so that you have the opportunity to answer the review. Once there is some resolution to the problem, I’ll close the thread to other comments, stopping the review from being brought back up over and over again.
Do You Require Payment to Promote Restaurants?
Absolutely not. I love sharing your promotions and helping your business grow. When it comes to the activities on Facebook, I don’t allow my personal bias to influence things like poll results (for example, the top 10 restaurants, best burger, etc.). I truly let the people speak for themselves!
However, I do have ad blocks available here on my website if you would like to be featured on the website’s homepage or you can also offer a unique special for me to post on the website as an exclusive for my readers.
I also offer social media management services through Sassy Content Creation, which is my local virtual assistant business.
Host A Venice Foodies Event!
We have been so privileged to be a part of several events around Venice. My main business is called Sassy Content Creation, and I maintain brand management for small businesses. This includes social media management, virtual assistant duties, and reputation management.
One service she offers for Venice area restaurants exclusively is marketing event management! If your restaurant is interested in hosting a Foodies event to introduce your menu to the community.
Previous Foodies Events
From small lunch meet-up events to large scale private events, we customize each event to suit that restaurant’s needs and wants. You can contact us today to set up one for your restaurant.
Read about our incredible event at Blu Island Bistro.
Large Scale Events
We also participated in the Taste of Venice Event during it’s first year. This event had over 20 local restaurants and vendors inside Hotel Venezia’s ballroom. Tickets were sold in advance and at the door. Included in the ticket price was a sample from each restaurant as a taste of what their menu offered.
Here are some pictures from the event:
We have also done events at:
- Off The Wagon
- Tikka Indian Cuisine
- Cucina Gloria
and also at venues that are now closed:
- Popi’s On The Island
- Night Owl’s Eatery
- Caffe Panini
Interested in Hosting?
Here is a sample menu from our event at Tikka Indian Cuisine. They were still relatively new to our area and many were unfamiliar with Indian food. This menu was designed to introduce small portions of a variety of items at a set price to entice our members to attend. The way this tasting was arranged was very well received and is the option I recommend the most to be successful.
This event was done on a day the restaurant was closed to the public. It ended up being so popular we had to add a second seating! Our total headcount for the night was 70!