You are the General Manager at The Restaurant QAT at a Newmarket hotel, and you are meeting the Head Chef to discuss the financial quarterly budget (April – June) The previous budge /actuals from Jan – Mar (below) has been given to you, with the March totals yet to be entered. The financial controllers are expecting an increase of the January – March budget of 10% which is the increase that is expected in business and this increase percentage is to be the same for April to June budget. However, they are not aware of certain issues or circumstances regarding operations and you are to provide a memo to the financial controllers and the Head Chef regarding these issues. The issues are as follows; • Due to the weather the hotel occupancy bookings for the months of April – June is less 10% from last year, as it is colder than previous years, • The hotel is upgrading 15 rooms out of 50 so this will also impact on the occupancy rates as these renovations will take place in the April to June period. • As winter approaches some suppliers have indicated that their vegetable prices will increase, • There are 25% less conference bookings over the next three months, however two weddings have been booked in, with each wedding being 100 persons attending. • A new hotel (67 rooms) is due to open up in June, which has two restaurants opening up inside at the same time and they have opening specials in the first week of June.