Owner Portal

Welcome to the Owner Portal, dedicated to serving our current and prospective restaurant partners. You’ll find information on the benefits of working with TastePro, as well as a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

TastePro was designed with you, the restaurant owner, in mind. We know you'll find us to be a simple, risk-free way to boost your business.

Ready to sign up?

Email info@TastePro.com or go to our signup page.



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What is TastePro?

TastePro creates customized, self-guided food tours for guests to experience the best of a community’s food scene

Simple for Guests

Search and book, just like on any other restaurant finder

Repeat step one as needed, then pay up front, tax and tip included

Enjoy a tasting menu at each stop on the tour

Simple for Restaurants

Set your own hours, prices, policies and menu items

Automatic payouts

Free to join, free to stay, no out-of-pocket expenses

Our Goals for Our Restaurant Partners

Boost your traffic and sales, especially during your off-hours

Increase your customer base and exposure

Have you see zero risk and minimal effort the whole way through


How it Works for Restaurant Owners

TastePro creates customized, self-guided food tours for guests to experience the best of a community’s food scene

The Guest

1. Browses restaurants

2. Adds you to their tour

3. Books and pays

4. Visits you

Your Restaurant

1. Tasting menu, photos, price and other basic info displayed on a standard listing page

2. Reservation made for a set date/time, typically during a low-traffic period

3. Payment sent and confirmation email delivered

4. Host/cashier verifies confirmation number, guests order from the tasting menu you listed

You Have Complete Control

Create a tasting menu: Signature items in smaller portions, or standard portions...whatever is easiest

Set your availability: Boost traffic during your off-hours without affecting your busy periods

Make it easy: Allow your staff to receive booking confirmations directly


Incredible Partnership Benefits

Enjoy a risk-free way to maximize occupancy and sales, increase customer reach and attract new loyalists

Elevated Revenue

Boost traffic during off-hours: Accept guests during your low periods, block off peak traffic times

Upsell when desired: Sell additional drinks and other standard menu items to TastePro guests

Effortless Marketing

Lower the barrier for prospective guests: Hook them with a taste so they come back for a full meal

Gain exposure to a new customer base: Bring in guests that would have never discovered your restaurant otherwise

Seize the Opportunity

Offer lower prices without discounting: Smaller portions naturally come at lower prices

Attract foot traffic: Fill your restaurant to convey an in-demand atmosphere for anyone passing by


The Perfect Guests

TastePro attracts the fun-loving foodies that restaurants love. TastePro guests are...

Motivated

In it for the experience, not the deal: TastePro isn't a discount service, so we don't appeal to bargain hunters

Very excited about your food: Your listing paints a genuine picture up front, so guests have already gotten a great first impression

Well-Mannered

Prone to coming back as loyalists: As avid foodies, they're more likely to return and experience your full menu

A mix of locals and tourists: Whether visiting from across the country or across the street, they're perfect for promoting your restaurant at home and away

Find Out More

Learn more about how TastePro brings in the types of guests that every restaurant loves


Why Guests Love TastePro

TastePro creates the Ultimate Foodie Experience. Guests love to step away from traditional dining and use TastePro because it's...

Innovative

Fun: Informal food tours spice things up and allow guests to experience multiple spots all in one go

Easy: Guests plan, book and pay all at once, then enjoy worry-free

Transparent: Guests know exactly what they'll be eating, drinking and paying beforehand

Transformative

Customizeable: Building personalized food tours allows guests to get exactly what they want  

Adventurous: Guests experience multiple restaurants to best explore a city's food scene

Consistent: New restaurants, same smooth experience every time

Are you Ready?

Drive traffic. Quick setup. Free to join, free to stay.

Sounds like a pretty good deal!



List Your Restaurant on TastePro

Signing up is easy. Here’s what the process looks like:

  1. Fill out the form below. You can also email us at Info@TastePro.com
  2. We will respond by email ASAP, where you will be able to submit additional information to complete your listing
  3. We will create your listing page and send it to you for approval
  4. Your listing will go live and you’ll be able to start welcoming TastePro guests!
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Owner FAQ's

TastePro allows guests to create customized, self-guided food tours—Guests travel from restaurant to restaurant, trying tasting-size portions of signature items at each place. If you’ve ever been on a food tour, or gone to/participated in a food festival, TastePro allows restaurants an outlet to provide this kind of experience anytime.

TastePro will increase your revenue, traffic, and reach without eating into your current business:

  • - Boost traffic during off-hours
  • - Convert more prospective guests into visiting guests
  • - Convert more guests into return visitors
  • - Gain exposure to desirable guests who wouldn’t have found you otherwise
  • - Increase word-of-mouth marketing
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  • The power is always in your hands: Accept TastePro guests when you want, serve and charge what you want, and manage policies to prevent late-comers, no-shows and any other pain points you may have.
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  • TastePro is free to join, with no membership fees, subscription fees or any other out-of-pocket costs. Our main goal is to boost your business without changing anything you’re already doing.
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We hope to form an incredible partnership with you! Please read on to find out more about how it works.

TastePro works largely in the same way as any standard reservation platform, with the goal of bringing you more guests without eating into your current traffic or disrupting any of your normal operations. It just take a few minutes to sign up and requires almost no time or maintenance after that…just an easy way to bring in new guests.

Here’s how the process works:

  1. - Sign up for free and create a profile page for your restaurant, similar to creating a Facebook, Yelp or Tripadvisor page
  2. - Create a tasting menu—typically tasting-size portions of a few of your signature items. This can be a preset menu or a list of options guests can choose
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  4. - Guests typically book 3 – 4 stops on a tour, so most tasting menus are ~1/3 the size of a full meal.
  5. - List your price, including tax and tip—Guests pre-pay for their tours on TastePro, and TastePro pays you when they visit.
  6. - List the days and hours you’d like to accept TastePro guests. You can avoid peak meal times if you’re already full at those times
  7. - List any other policies you want to put in place: Cancellations, pets, kids, etc. to get the exact crowd you’re looking for and avoid latecomers/no-shows
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  9. You’re notified of guest bookings, and your staff will be able to verify guests easily and efficiently when they arrive. From there, guests finalize their tasting menu selections and are served in the same way as standard restaurant guests.
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  11. When guests leave, you have the option to send a follow-up offer that encourages them to return for a full visit in the future.
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  13. This, of course, is a broad overview of how TastePro works for restaurants. We encourage you to read on for more details.

TastePro aims to bring in tasteful, well-mannered guests to fill tables that wouldn’t otherwise be filled, without requiring you to do anything out of the ordinary.

All that’s required on your end is taking a few minutes to sign up, then selecting a few menu items to serve on a tasting menu, perhaps in smaller-than-normal portions. TastePro is completely free to use.

If you didn’t see them before, here are a few benefits of listing on TastePro:

  • - Boost traffic during off-hours
  • - Convert more prospective guests into visiting guests
  • - Convert more guests into return visitors
  • - Gain exposure to desirable guests who wouldn’t have found you otherwise
  • - Increase word-of-mouth marketing

TastePro is completely free to join. There are no membership fees, subscription fees, or any other out-of-pocket expenses.

We work on a commission-only basis, so we only stay in business by bringing you more business. We strive to make our commission extremely competitive for our restaurant partners, part of our goal to create a risk-free way for you to boost traffic and sales, and ultimately increase your bottom line.

When planning food tours, guests typically look for restaurants within walking distance of one another. The more restaurants that appear in a given area, the more likely guests are to book tours in that area.

We understand that your neighbors are typically your closest competitors, but with TastePro they’re your best friends. The real competition is restaurant clusters in other neighborhoods.

We encourage you to get your restaurant neighbors to sign up on TastePro. Thank you for your support!

TastePro closely resembles a standard dining experience—guests select your restaurant based on some research of their own, make reservations and arrive, then order on site. But while standard guests will be at your restaurant for a full meal, TastePro guests are likely dining with you as part of a 3 – 4-stop self-guided food tour that they planned themselves.

Here are some more key differences between TastePro and standard dining:

  • - Guests order from a tasting menu that you set, which is typically a preset or limited menu with smaller-size items
  • - Guests pre-pay for their meal, tax and tip included, at a price you set. This price will typically be lower than your average check, since you’re serving smaller portions. TastePro pays you out when guests visit
  • - Guests will typically spend less time at your restaurant, since they are likely en route to another stop afterwards
  • - You can set time limits for TastePro guests, minimizing risk of guests lingering into your peak hours
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You’re also able to sell regular menu items to guests during their visit, if desired.

First, to be TastePro is NOT a discount service. We take great pride in delivering The Ultimate Foodie Experience for guests that make great food and drink their focus, not bargain hunters that search for the lowest price.

We ask restaurants to create tasting menus that equate to about 1/3 of a full meal, since guests are encouraged to book 3 – 4 stops on a tour. These smaller portions typically entail lower prices. This actually allows you to offer lower prices without discounting—a rare way to bring in more guests while keeping your restaurant’s true value intact.

Most tasting menus are ‘menu blind,’ where guests can find the item they’re eating on the standard menu, but not priced out to match the smaller portion size. However, if you’re a small plates restaurant or want to serve standard menu items on your tasting menu, there’s no need to discount those items, unless you want to do so.

TastePro guests are foodies at heart with a fun sense of adventure. They are kind, respectful people who are genuinely excited about your food and already thinking about coming back for a full visit in the future.

TastePro guests are a mix of tourists and locals. The tourists want to make the most of their visit, experiencing as much of a community’s food scene as possible in the limited meals they have, and deciding where to go back on their next trip. The locals are either looking to explore a new neighborhood, or have often thought about going to your restaurant, but perhaps didn’t want to commit to a full meal.

TastePro guests prioritize great food and drink, not price. They will gladly pay full price for your restaurant—TastePro is their way of going on a test drive beforehand.

No, TastePro is designed to bring in new guests without eating into your existing business.

TastePro allows you to set the days and hours where you wish to accept TastePro guests. If your restaurant is packed every night from 6 – 9, you can accept TastePro guests before 6 and after 9. If you’re busy Friday – Sunday, you can accept TastePro guests during the week only. Your days/hours are completely flexible and you can always change them at any time.

In the same way that TastePro seeks to deliver The Ultimate Foodie Experience for guests, we seek to provide an easy, risk-free way for restaurants to fill seats that would otherwise be left empty. You get to set your prices, and we encourage you to price your tasting menu so that you profit from TastePro guests.

Serving smaller portions at lower prices makes it easier for guests to try you out the first time without the need for discounting. Since your food costs will be lower and all of your fixed costs are already in place—servers, chefs, etc.—TastePro allows you to make the most of your operating hours. Of course, there’s also the added benefit of these guests coming back to your restaurant for a full visit.

You will always be able to sell items from your standard menu to TastePro guests, so that upsell opportunity provides further revenue potential.

Listing a restaurant is quick and simple. To get started, email us at Info@TastePro.com

We will get back to you as soon as possible, and encourage you to have the following items ready. You will be able to adjust them at any time.

  • A photo of your restaurant’s interior
  • - Tasting menu items and photos of each item
  • - Your restaurant’s address, website and any social media information you wish to share*
  • - Health inspection letter grade, business license number, seller’s permit number, public health permit number
  • - Your restaurant’s bank or PayPal information, so we can pay you directly**
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  • We will also work with you to customize your listing to best suit your needs. You can change these items at any time as well.
  • - Days/times you wish to accept TastePro guests
  • - Listing price, as well as any peak prices
  • - Capacities and group size limits
  • - Cancellation policy, kid policy, pet policy and dress code
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  • Once we have this information, we will create your listing page for you to review and approve. Once approved, you’ll be able to start welcoming TastePro guests. You’re in complete control of your listing information, and can change anything at any time.

*We will never spam you

**Your information is completely safe, and we can collect this information over the phone if you’d prefer

Yes, you can list any and all restaurants that you own/operate. Simply follow repeat the signup process for each restaurant. It starts with emailing us at Info@TastePro.com

If you seek to list the same restaurant across multiple locations, we can easily apply the settings from one listing to each location. If you need to change your listing’s availability, price, menu, etc. at any time, you can do so on an individual basis or for any combination of listings at once.

Yes, we encourage you to share listing access with your staff so that managers, hosts, cashiers and others can handle day-to-day operations.

To share listing access, send us the email addresses for all staff members that you’d like to have included in your listing communication. These members will receive booking notifications, as well as have the ability to modify your listing settings.

You can edit any detail about your listing at any time. To make edits to your listing, email us at Info@TastePro.com with any information you’d like us to change.

You will be able to keep your same account, even if your restaurant moves locations or changes its name. Please email us at Info@TastePro.com to inform us if either of these events take place.

TastePro is designed to be extremely quick and simple every step of the way. Anytime a guest books your restaurant as part of their tour, you will get an email notification that outlines the date, time, party size and confirmation number. Simply pass this information along to your manager, host and/or cashier so they can verify these guests upon arrival.

To save time, you can also allow TastePro to email your staff directly when guests book.

If guests cancel or modify their reservation, you will get an email that reflects these changes. Remember, you are also able to set your own cancellation policy to minimize no-shows and last-minute changes.

To pause your listing, please email us at Info@TastePro.com and provide a start and end date for your listing to be deactivated. You don’t have to provide an end date, and you will be able to reactivate your listing at any time, regardless of whether or not you submit an end date.

To cancel your listing, please email us at Info@TastePro.com. We only suggest cancelling your account if your restaurant closes. Otherwise, if you are experiencing difficulties, you can always pause your listing and reactivate later.

Please note that you will be responsible for any pre-existing bookings prior to changing your listing status.

TastePro has the ability and reserves the rights to deactivate listings, but of course we prefer not to do so. Generally, the only way we would deactivate a listing is if the restaurant has been found to be in violation of one or more of our policies.

Examples that could warrant deactivation include:

  • - Submitting false or fraudulent licenses, health grades and/or contact information
  • - False or misleading photos, amenities, menu items or information on restaurant listing page
  • - Not honoring guest arrival times
  • - Unequal treatment toward TastePro guests compared to standard guests
  • - Discrimination toward guests based on race, gender, age or any other distinguishing factor

A tasting menu is a preset or limited menu that should feature a restaurant’s signature and/or top-selling item(s), often in smaller-than-normal portions. Tasting menus can include drinks, but drinks are not required.

TastePro tours are meant to showcase the best of a community’s food scene, similar to traditional food tours or food festivals. Tasting menus should live up to their name—give guests the best taste of each restaurant they visit.

Guests typically book 3 – 4 stops on a tour, so a tasting menu should amount to about 1/3 of a meal. With less food served, tasting menus are also often priced lower than the restaurant’s average check. Restaurants can also sell items from their standard menu to guests on TastePro tours, if desired.

You have complete control of what you’d like to serve on your tasting menu, as well as how to price your tasting menu. Because guests pay for their tours up front and TastePro pays you, you should include tax, tip and any related in your listing price. You can change your tasting menu item(s) and price as any time.  

You should also include a photo of each tasting menu item—one item per photo. This will allow guests to see exactly what they will be eating while planning their tours.

Setting up your tasting menu takes place when you sign up on TastePro. To do this, email us at Info@TastePro.com

Creating your tasting menu is simple. We will ask you to send the following information for each item:

  • - Item name and description
  • - Whether item can be modified to accommodate common allergies/dietary needs
  • - Item photo(s)
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  • If you'd like to allow guests to choose from a limited menu rather than provide a completely preset menu, you can choose to group items together. For example, you can group a chicken slider and a beef slider together so that guests will be able to choose one or the other, but not both.

 

You can edit any tasting menu item at any time.

TastePro tours are meant to span across multiple restaurants, so it’s not expected that you would serve a full-size portion on your tasting menu. We recommend that guests book 3 – 4 stops on a tour, so tasting menus should be about 1/3 of a full meal.

TastePro guests should expect smaller-size portions at each restaurant they visit. We explain as clearly and frequently as possible that 3 – 4 restaurants equates to a full meal, and booking fewer than three stops will lead to a less-desirable experience.

Additionally, we explain as clearly and frequently as possible that a 3 – 4 stop tour should cost about the same as a restaurant of equal caliber, and that the lower prices posted are reflective of the smaller portions served.

TastePro guests will place their orders from the table in the same manner as standard guests, so any allergies and dietary restrictions can be addressed in the same way as with standard guests.

On your listing, you can also note your ability to modify tasting menu items to meet various allergy and dietary needs.

Tasting menu photos are valuable tools that guests use to assess each restaurant when booking tours. Appetizing photos are critical for making a great first impression to prospective guests. Photos should accurately represent exactly what each tasting menu item will look like when served, so that guests aren’t thrown for any surprises upon arrival.

We recommend the following guidelines for your tasting menu photos:

  • - One photo for each menu item, as opposed to a photo that contains multiple menu items. If your tasting menu contains a main dish and sides on the same plate, then it’s perfectly fine to photograph the main dish and sides on one plate
  • - If you are serving a limited menu where guests can choose between items, rather than a present menu, you should still upload one photo for each item
  • - Each photo should show one serving of the item, plated exactly as it will be served to guests, against a plain background in good light
  • - Photos should accurately reflect the portion sizes served
  • - Try to avoid unnecessary décor around the menu item, as this will distract from the food

While every restaurant on TastePro must create a tasting menu, this doesn’t mean that every tasting menu has to be completely preset, nor does it mean you have to prepare any items differently than you normally would. We understand that some restaurants may have a more difficult time preparing smaller versions of desired items, so you have the freedom to create a tasting menu that minimizes any burdens on your staff.

You are welcome to use standard menu items in your tasting menu. You can also allow guests to choose from multiple items instead of serve a completely preset menu.

Here are some examples of what a tasting menu could look like:

  • - If a standard taco entrée includes two tacos with beans and rice, a preset tasting menu could be one chicken taco with a half serving of beans and rice
  • - Using the example above, a limited menu would allow guests to choose betweena chicken or a fish taco, with a half serving of beans and rice
  • - If you want guests to choose from multiple items in multiple categories, the tasting menu could be a choice of one of three available entrees, two of four available side items, and any drink under on the menu under $10
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  • There is no better or worse option, just whatever works best for your restaurant.

Yes, you can absolutely serve drinks on your tasting menu, whether alcoholic or nonalcoholic.

Yes, guests can order from your standard menu while on a TastePro tour. Guests know they will be financially responsible for any items they order that are not included on the tasting menu. This includes premium add-ons and/or substitutions to tasting menu items.

While we understand your desire to encourage guests to order items from the standard menu, we kindly ask you to keep upsell attempts in moderation and good taste.

TastePro doesn’t currently integrate with standard reservations platforms or POS systems. Since TastePro is meant to boost your traffic during off-hours, however, we expect that you will find it quite convenient to use TastePro as a supplement to your standard reservation system.

When guests arrive, they present their booking receipt to the host or cashier. This document will clearly display their confirmation number, party size and arrival time.

You will receive guest booking confirmations as soon as they’re made, so you will have the ability to pass these confirmations along to your managers, hosts and/or cashiers to verify TastePro guests. TastePro can also send these confirmations directly to designated staff.

When a guest books your restaurant on TastePro, you’ll get an email that contains their reservation date and time, party size and confirmation number. You can pass these confirmations along to your managers, hosts and/or cashiers to verify TastePro guests. TastePro can also send these confirmations directly to designated staff.

When a TastePro guest arrives, they should present the host/cashier with the confirmation they received upon booking, which clearly displays their confirmation number, party size and arrival date/time. Your staff should be able to easily verify that the information matches on both confirmations.

When a guest books your restaurant on TastePro, you’ll get an email that contains their reservation date and time, party size and confirmation number. This email will come immediately upon booking, so please be sure to note this reservation for your records.

You can pass these confirmations along to your managers, hosts and/or cashiers to verify TastePro guests. TastePro can also send these confirmations directly to designated staff.

We want to bring you more business without impeding on any crowds you already have coming in. TastePro guests are naturally inclined to spend less time at each restaurant, since they likely have another stop to make after yours. While we don’t anticipate TastePro guests lingering long enough to spill into your busy periods, we’ve still created a time limit policy that you can set for TastePro guests.

Time limits place a maximum amount of time that guests can spend at your restaurant during their TastePro tour. Your time limit should always be longer than your expected duration, so guests should never feel rushed. Time limits are clearly posted on your listing page. You will be responsible for enforcing your time limit in the unlikely event that a TastePro guest lingers for too long.

If you are still worried about lingering guests, we recommend setting your available arrival times for TastePro guests to end well before your rush typically starts.

TastePro allows you set a cancellation policy to minimize risk of cancellations. If a guest no-shows or cancels prior to arrival, they will be subject to your cancellation policy. Any refund given to guests will depend on your cancellation policy and how far out the guest cancels.

Your calendar is the tool that manages your availability, price and capacity on any given day. You set up your calendar during the signup process on TastePro, and guests can start booking immediately afterward. To sign up, please email us at Info@TastePro.com

Your have complete control of your calendar, and you can change your calendar settings at any time, for any particular day or group of days.

You will be able to control the following items on your calendar:

  • - Price
  • - Available days and times
  • - Capacity
  • - Min/max group size

You will be able to control the following items on your calendar:

Price

The price you will charge TastePro guests for your tasting menu. This should include tax and tip, since guests pre-pay for their tours. TastePro takes payment from guests and issues payment to restaurants at the end of the day of the guests’ tours.

Available days and times

The times of day that you will accept TastePro guests. This can be all in one block, or spread across multiple blocks. For example, you can accept TastePro guests from 3 – 6pm, or 3 – 6pm and 9 – 10pm, or even 3 – 10pm.

Capacity

The maximum number of guests you can accommodate during any given 15-minute period. You should determine your capacity in the same way you would for a standard reservation platform.

Min/max group size

The minimum and maximum size for any party that books on TastePro.

You can adjust any of these at any time.

Yes, you can set different prices on different days, such as peak pricing on weekends. You can also change your availability and capacity for different days of the week. You’ll find that the calendar is extremely flexible to meet your needs.

Yes, you can change your calendar settings anytime. All you need to do is email Info@TastePro.com and we will implement your changes immediately.

Please note that if you make any changes to your calendar, any guests that booked prior to those changes will be grandfathered into the settings that existed at the time of their booking. For example, if you raised your price from $15 to $18 on August 11, any guests that booked a tour prior to August 11 would pay $15. If you change your availability from 3 – 6pm to 3 – 5pm on August 11, any guest who booked a 5:30pm arrival time prior to August 11 would be entitled to arrive at 5:30pm.

If you make any changes to your calendar, any guests that booked prior to those changes will be grandfathered into the settings that existed at the time of their booking.

For example, if you raised your price from $15 to $18 on August 11, any guests that booked a tour prior to August 11 would pay $15. Guests who book after August 11 would pay $18.

If you change your availability from 3 – 6pm to 3 – 5pm on August 11, any guest who booked a 5:30pm arrival time prior to August 11 would be entitled to arrive at 5:30pm. Guests who book after August 11 would only be able to choose an arrival time from 3 – 5pm.

If you are unable to accommodate a guest for any reason, please email us at Info@TastePro.com

If your restaurant is routinely closed on a certain day(s), just let us know by emailing Info@TastePro.com and we will block off those days on your listing page.

If your restaurant is ever closed for a holiday or other special event, let us know by emailing Info@TastePro.com and we will block off those days on your listing page.

If a guest booked on a day before you closed it off, please email us at Info@TastePro.com.

In an effort to minimize cancellations and no-shows, we’ve given you the option to impose penalties on guests who book your restaurant on their tour but cancel later on. A strict cancellation policy isn’t required, but you can set one at any time. Cancellation policies are set during the sign-up process. To list your restaurant, email us at Info@TastePro.com.

You can currently choose from one of two cancellation policies:

Flexible

Full refund for guests who book but don’t show up for their reservation. This is the standard policy at most restaurants and serves as the default cancellation policy for all restaurants on TastePro.

Strict

Full refund for guests who cancel up to 24 hours before their arrival time. No refund given if cancellation takes place less than 24 hours in advance. If a guest books a same-day reservation, then will not be entitled to a refund if they cancel or no-show.

A strict cancellation policy should minimize no-shows. If guests no-show or cancel last-minute with a strict cancellation policy in place, you will still be paid out.

Kid policies allow restaurants to place age minimums on TastePro groups. Kid policies aren’t required, but you can set one at any time. You will be responsible for enforcement if a group arrives with guests that violate your kid policy. Kid policies are set during the sign-up process. To list your restaurant, email us at Info@TastePro.com.

You can choose from a wide range of kid policies:

All ages: All ages welcome. This is the default policy for all restaurants on TastePro.

Youths and up: Children ages 3+ allowed

Pre-teens and up: Children ages 8+ allowed

Teens and up: Children ages 12+ allowed

Adults only: 18+ allowed

21+ only: 21+ allowed

Custom: Specify minimum age requirement and any other conditions

Pet policies allow restaurants to place animal restrictions on TastePro groups. Pet policies aren’t required, but you can set one at any time. You will be responsible for enforcement if a group arrives with any animals that violate your pet policy. Pet policies are set during the sign-up process. To list your restaurant, email us at Info@TastePro.com.

You can choose from a wide range of pet policies:

No pets allowed

No animals permitted, with the exception of registered service animals. Owner may be responsible for providing proof of service animal registration upon arrival. This is the default policy for all restaurants on TastePro.

Quiet dogs only

Dogs allowed under the condition that they don’t bark, bite or create any kind of disturbance to other guests or staff. Registered service animals permitted.

Most pets allowed

Most traditional household pets allowed, provided that they are well-trained. Contact restaurant for special circumstances.

Custom

Specify pet requirements and other conditions

While the typical TastePro guest is loved by every restaurant they enter, dress codes allow you to ensure that clothing standards are met on TastePro tours. Dress codes aren’t required, but you can set one at any time. You will be responsible for enforcement if a group arrives wearing anything that violates your dress code. Dress codes are set during the sign-up process. To list your restaurant, email us at Info@TastePro.com.

You can choose from a wide range of dress codes:

Super Casual:Shorts, tank tops, flip-flops and related attire okay. Shirt and shoes required.

Casual: Shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops okay. Sleeves encouraged for men and appropriate coverage encouraged for women. This is the default policy for all restaurants on TastePro.

Smart Casual: Long pants and collared shirt or tasteful t-shirt encouraged for men. Long pants or casual dress/skirt encouraged for women. Pants to be clean with no holes. Open-toed shoes okay.

Semiformal: Slacks or nice jeans, collared shirt, dress shoes for men. Nice jeans or semiformal dress/skirt for women.

Formal: Coat, dress shirt, slacks and dress shoes for men. Formal dress or top/bottom equivalent for women.

Custom: Specify dress code and other conditions

Expected duration is the average amount of time that guests will spend at your restaurant during their TastePro tour. This mostly includes time to get seated, place orders, enjoy the tasting menu and linger a little while after finishing. No expected duration is too long or too short—it just needs to accurately reflect how much time you think TastePro guests will spend at your restaurant.

Expected duration will be displayed on your listing page, and is an important tool that guest use to set the pace for their tour. While TastePro guests tend to spend less time at each restaurant than standard guests, we encourage you to factor in a few extra minutes in your expected duration to prevent guests from booking stops that are too close together. This will minimize guests showing up late to their reservations.

While we don’t anticipate TastePro guests lingering long enough to spill into your busy periods, we’ve still created a time limit policy that you can set for TastePro guests. Time limits place a maximum amount of time that guests can spend at that restaurant during their TastePro tour.

Your time limit should always be longer than your expected duration, so guests should never feel rushed. You will be responsible for enforcing your time limit in the unlikely event that a TastePro guest lingers for too long.

If you are still worried about lingering guests, we recommend setting your available arrival times for TastePro guests to end comfortably before your rush typically starts.

Guest pay for their tours upon booking. TastePro handles payment from guests, and then pays restaurants directly. You will be paid out as soon as the guest books their tour.

You will be paid out by direct deposit or by PayPal. You will be able to select your desired option as well as enter your account information when you sign up for TastePro. Your information is completely safe and you can change it at any time.

TastePro can send payouts to restaurants in the following ways:

Direct Deposit

Enter your business account information when listing your restaurant on TastePro. Every time a guest booking is confirmed, we will send their payment directly into your account.

Paypal

Enter your PayPal email when listing your restaurant on TastePro, and then allow TastePro to send money to your PayPal account. Every time a guest booking is confirmed, we will send their payment directly into your PayPal account.

Your information is completely safe, and you can change your payout option and/or information at any time. You can only select one payout method at a time.

Guests pre-pay for their tours, so you should factor tax, tip and any other fees you typically add to your check into the price you list on TastePro. Costs unrelated to your tasting menu, such as valet charges or additional items ordered, will come at the guests’ expense.  

You are in complete control of the tip amount that you factor into your price listed on TastePro. We suggest that you calculate what you feel is a fair tip based on the price of the food and drink on your tasting menu.

You will be responsible for issuing TastePro tip money to the appropriate staff members after you are paid out.

You are in complete control of the price you post on TastePro, and can change your price at any time. We recommend charging less than your average check, since most tasting menus serve smaller-than-normal portions. Remember to factor tax and tip into your price, since guests will be paying when they book on TastePro and not when they dine at your restaurant.

We suggest that guests book 3 – 4 stops on a tour for a full meal, and that a 3 – 4 stop tour should cost about the same as a full meal at a restaurant of equal caliber. We recommend that you base your portions and pricing to align with this methodology.

Every time a guest books your restaurant on TastePro, you will be paid out as soon as their booking is confirmed. You will be paid out through your chosen payout method, direct deposit or PayPal.

If a guest cancels their reservation, and that cancellation follows your refund policy, their payment will be credited back to them. If a guest cancels their reservation, and that cancellation doesn’t follow your refund policy, you will still be paid out.

TastePro requires no out-of-pocket costs for restaurants. It’s free to sign up and work with TastePro for as long as you want. We operate on a commission-only basis, so we only stay in business by bringing you more business.

We love our restaurant partners, and want to make sure that we can stay in business while allowing restaurants to make the most on the new business we help bring in. TastePro’s commission structure starts out extremely competitive, and becomes more and more advantageous for restaurants that bring in more business on TastePro.

Currently, TastePro’s commission is 10%, which we hope you’ll find to be extremely competitive. As we continue to expand, we aim to make our commission structure even more advantageous for our restaurant partners. Of course, we take zero commission for any standard menu items you sell to TastePro guests while they’re on their tours.

You can factor our commission into the price you list on TastePro as much or as little as you want. Ultimately it’s up to you to determine the balance between accounting for our commission and offering a competitive price for guests.

When a guest books your restaurant on TastePro, your payout amount will be displayed on the booking confirmation. Calculating your payout amount manually is simple as well. Just subtract 10% from your listing price, then multiply that by the number of people booking.

Yes, your financial information is completely safe. TastePro follows the same stringent security procedures as many of the online retailers that you already trust with your account information.