I’ve been hand crafting WordPress themes for restaurants since 2010, but I’ve never been more excited to introduce a theme than I am with Mise En Place. In French Mise En Place means “put in place” and carries the idea of a chef having everything they need in place before they begin cooking. My Mise En Place theme is designed with that same philosophy so that you will have what you need before you as you create your site.
This is our third WordPress theme to use the excellent Page Builder plugin. I spent weeks looking through dozens of WordPress page builders and found this one to be the best option. It works with widgets that all WordPress users already know how to use. On top of that simple foundation, it adds the ability to insert rows with columns of widgets into any page.
For Mise En Place that means you can easily create amazing looking menus that match your creativity. Want to recreate the home page of our Moonrise theme? You can do that. Want your contact page to have that same layout? You can make that happen too. Create as many pages with custom layouts as you want.
Mobile Friendly Design
More than most businesses, mobile is not optional for restaurants. Your customers will be searching for places to eat on their smartphones and your site must look amazing, communicate clearly and let them find you in order to gain their business.
Mise En Place is fully responsive so your content will work on small screens, large screens and ones in-between too.
Want to add e-commerce support to your site? Mise En Place + WooCommerce are a great solution. When this excellent e-commerce plugin is activated additional options are unlocked for your restaurant to turn it into a highly capable e-commerce site.
You can create online ordering menus so your visitors can order take out right from their computers or phones. Want to sell your branded apparel through your website? You can create a “shop” section using WooCommerce and allow your visitors to make purchases and ship them to their homes. Offer catering? You can let catering orders make purchases online all with this great plugin. Need all three of those examples? You guessed it, you could create online ordering, an apparel shop and catering store all on the same site if you’d like to.
Simple flexibility is a goal I always strive for in creating WordPress themes and I believe Mise En Place hits that goal nicely. I hope you enjoy creating your next restaurant site with it 🙂