Author :chef ssentongo Geoffrey
Blog<Restaurant owner Roadmap>
Opening a restaurant is a dream for so many cooks and chefs. Being able to call the shorts and share your own food vision with your community is truly special. A restaurant has more “moving parts” than many other types of culinary entrepreneurship, so both food and business education will be key ingredients in your success.
* BECOMING A RESTAURANT OWNER
1 – Create a business plan
* who are you serving and where?
* what kind of food will you make?
* what gap are you filling in your local market?
* How profitable do you think you can be?
You’ll need to answer all of these questions before you can start building out your concept.
2 – Secure Funding
Most entrepreneurs can’t start a restaurant without any outside funding.
3 – Find and outfit your space
Once you’ve signed that lease, it all gets real! You’ll need restaurant furniture, kitchen equipment and glassware, working utensils-the works! Make a checklist so you don’t forget anything.
You’ll need to hire your managers, kitchen team and service staff in advance, so they can be well trained on the menu and service style.
4 – Have a grand opening
When the menu is ready, and the restaurant looks like a restaurant, it’s time to welcome the public. Promote your grand opening on social media and in the local press to make sure it’s a hit.