We are new restaurant and have just passed our 1 yr birthday. It has been a very good first year. It is coming time for employee reviews. The employees see the business doing well, but do not take in to account all the start-up cost and building cost that we are still paying off.
I guess if feel that they (mainly my sous chefs) should get some kind of raise, but what? Anything to big my hurt us. What about a cost of living raise and an putting them on a bonus plan? What would be good things for a bonus plan? Labor cost%, food cost%? I have those in pretty good shape. What else could I do and how should they be structured?
Any advise would be great.