A day in the life of a Paint Pinot Partner
How you can manage your Art Café and have work/life balance
So, you’re thinking about becoming a Paint Pinot Partner?
But you’re wondering what a day in the life of a franchise partner would look like?.
Due to the flexibility of the business model ,a day in your life as a Paint Pinot Partner could vary considerably from another business owner’s.
It all comes down to whether you decide to employ people within the business.
You might hire an artist to facilitate the painting aspect of each session. You might also hire someone to handle food and beverage preparation.
Does that mean you’re off the hook and have nothing at all to do?
Business ownership is never that easy and you need to be prepared to put in the work and act as a role model for your staff.
Being a Paint Pinot Partner is not all hard work!
There’s a very social aspect to your role. And if you love people, you’ll enjoy mingling with guests, chatting and making sure they’re satisfied with everything.
You get to see people at their happiest and that happiness is infectious. There’s lots of warm fuzziness that comes with the job. So, while you’ll have to work hard, we think there’s a lot of fun to be had in the process.
You’ll also have flexible work hours. You’ll mainly work on weekends and evenings and this gives you freedom during the day to do your own thing.
If you’re a parent, it might mean you can make it to school assemblies and school events.
And once you have trained your staff and are confident that they can do their jobs without supervision, you may not even have to stay for the entirety of each session.
But what would you actually need to do each day?
Let’s take a closer look at what you would do on a typical day if you had an artist and someone to make the food and drinks on staff.
The following tasks are not mandatory for you to do at every event. We would however encourage you to do all of these tasks to begin with and down the track your staff should be able to complete the tasks independently whilst you supervise.
1. You get to fling open the doors to your very own Art Café when you have events scheduled. You own the keys to the kingdom so to speak and it’s a pretty empowering feeling.
2. You’ll need to switch a few things on so that they are ready for use when your team arrive. For example, you might need to warm up the coffee machine, water heater and oven. You’ll need to switch on the lights and ice machine. These tasks are crucial to running a successful event with satisfied guests.
3. You will need to keep an eye on stocks of food, beverages and art supplies and order them in a timely manner when they reach a particular level. Once that stock is delivered, you need to be there to receive it and check that you’ve been sent the right things and that they’re in good condition.
4. You’ll need to check how many guests are coming to your event and set up their art materials. This saves a lot of time wasting at the beginning of a session and makes your Paint Pinot Art Café look highly organised and professional. This includes setting up easels, canvases, palettes, brushes, beakers with water, napkins, any photocopies needed and a copy of the painting to be done during that event. Your nominated artist who will be facilitating the art portion of the event will be responsible for placing the right colour paints on palettes.
5. Cleanliness is important in any business where food and drinks are being served. You’ll need to check tables, food preparation areas and floors to ensure they’re clean and act when they’re not.
6. As guests start to arrive you have the pleasure of greeting them with a smile. Remember you’re setting the tone of the event from the very first moment of contact with guests. Once guests feel welcome, you can seat them and advise them to order their foods and drinks.
7. Once the event starts you can mingle with guests and take photos (with their permission) of their painting in progress or snap pictures of them enjoying enticing food and drinks. These photos are brilliant for marketing your business on social media, but be aware, you must have the guests’ permission before you post photos of them.
8. During the event, you can help your staff as needed. For example, you might help prepare drinks when there has been an onslaught of orders or you might change the water in the beakers when required. You will keep an eye on the small details as you know they make a difference. Each and every Paint Pinot guest needs to walk away an amazing and memorable experience.
9. At the end of the event, you farewell your guests. This should be done with the same amount of enthusiasm and friendliness as the greeting. You want guests to remember their evening fondly and leave with a smile on their face.
10. Once guests leave you can help staff to clean up and prepare for the next event. You may hold a debriefing at the end of the event to determine what was done well and areas for improvement. Our guests experience is always at the forefront of our minds and is our reason for existing.
11. When you have some down time, you can attend to administrative duties.
And that’s it. Pretty simple really, isn’t it?
Compare these tasks to your current job role responsibilities. We believe that running a Paint Pinot Art Café is easier than many other jobs like teaching, being a head chef or trying to make a living selling your artworks.
What could be better than spending time with happy relaxed people, who are having a fantastic experience because of the work you and your staff have put in?
Simple straightforward tasks make for a less stressful life and in time, greater work life balance.
So, what are you waiting for? If you can see yourself living the day in the life of a Paint Pinot franchise partner, get in touch and let’s talk.