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An introduction to food startups

Guardian Masterclasses

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

An introduction to food startups

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Anyone with enough drive and desire can launch their own foodie haven, be it a food van, supper club or pop-up restaurant. This day-long event features practical advice from inspiring entrepreneurs and covers everything you need to know to get your kitchen up and running, from creating a unique concept and planning a menu to securing financing and licensing, and recruiting, training and managing staff.

The course is curated and hosted by pop-up pioneer Stuart Langley, the brains behind the critically lauded Disappearing Dining Club, who will share his personal insight and professional experience to ensure you leave the course with a fully-formed plan for your delicious new venture.

Speaker profiles

Stuart Langley

Stuart founded Disappearing Dining Club in 2010 after 15 years of running bars, restaurants and members clubs in London and overseas. The Club aims to bring "like-minded people together to enjoy great food, drink and good company in reclaimed or unusual private spaces in London." Alongside dinner dances and pop-up events, Stuart launched Back in 5 Minutes on Brick Lane in summer 2013.

Rosie French is one half of French & Grace, an independent food business which started life in 2009 as a blog called Salad Club, recipes and stories written by good friends Rosie and Ellie who won an Observer Food Monthly award for their writing in 2010. Rosie and Ellie's Brixton supper club of the same name picked up a loyal following and due to popular demand they expanded to become part of the London street food scene - bringing their now ubiquitous über wraps to the city streets and to various UK festivals and events. Keen to lay down some roots back in Brixton, French & Grace the restaurant opened it's doors in the Autumn of 2011 and soon after the girls celebrated publication of their debut cookbook Kitchen & Co: Colourful Home Cooking Through the Seasons. In 2013, after an epic street food season, French & Grace expanded to a second takeaway site in Camden Lock Market.

Bash Redford started Forza Win after growing disillusioned with his marketing job. After 5 years working for brands, festivals and other people's awesome sounding events, he decided it was time to create his own. Teaming up with London's street food darlings, The Pizza Pilgrims; London's first rooftop pizzeria was opened in the summer of 2012. The shut down three weeks later… Forza Win now boasts 6 sell out events and a reputation for exceptional Italian fare in really exceptional spaces. Bash continues to sail the good ship Forza as well as starting other projects in other places, spaces and industries.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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