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Starting a Restaurant Business Basics
September 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pmFree
Are you passionate about food and dreaming of owning your own restaurant? Join us for an informative and hands-on workshop led by local restaurateur Ben Arrona, who will guide you through the essential steps of launching a successful restaurant business.
In this comprehensive workshop, Ben will share his expertise gained from years of experience in the restaurant industry. Whether you’re a seasoned chef looking to venture into entrepreneurship or an aspiring restaurateur, this workshop is designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge needed to turn your culinary dreams into a thriving reality.
- Defining Your Business Model: Discover the various business models available for restaurants and learn how to choose the one that aligns best with your vision. We will delve into key considerations such as dine-in, takeout, catering, and more.
- Navigating Licensing and Regulations: Obtaining the necessary licenses and approvals is crucial for any restaurant. Learn how to navigate local government regulations, ensuring that your business operates within legal boundaries.
- Manager’s Food Handlers Certificate: Gain insights into the importance of food safety and hygiene. We will guide you through the process of studying for and obtaining a manager’s food handlers certificate, a crucial credential for running a food establishment.
- Designing Your Kitchen Space: The heart of any restaurant is its kitchen. Learn about the different types of kitchen layouts and equipment needed for your restaurant concept, all while optimizing efficiency and functionality.
- Sourcing Food and Vendors: Discover the basics of establishing relationships with food suppliers and vendors. We will share strategies for efficient ordering, maintaining inventory, and ensuring the quality of ingredients.
- Advertising and Promotion Essentials: A successful restaurant needs effective marketing strategies. Learn the basics of advertising, promotion, and building a brand presence that resonates with your target audience.
- Economics of Restaurant Operations: Running a restaurant involves financial considerations. We will provide an overview of the economic aspects, including cost management, pricing strategies, and revenue generation.