This Guardian Masterclass is run in association with Shortlist.
If you've ever dreamed of starting your own culinary business, then this masterclass will give you the skills and knowledge to make it a success. Over the past few years the UK has seen an explosion in gourmet food vans, occasional dining clubs and pop-up restaurants, proving that it no longer takes millions to make something work – rather a combination of business savvy, hard work and great ideas.
This course will cover every aspect of launching a food start-up: from the nuts and bolts of licensing and hygiene, through managing costs and suppliers, to marketing and expanding.
All the tutors and speakers have launched their own successful food businesses, and will share their personal insight and professional experience to ensure you leave the course with a fully-formed plan for your tasty new venture.
Disappointed by the poor standard of Mexican food available at the average festival, lead tutor Simon Luard bought a van and started his own street food venture Luardos (luardos.co.uk). The iconic green Luardos van can regularly be found at London's Whitecross Street market, while its pink sister can be found at festivals up and down the country.
Additional tutors to be confirmed.
Dates: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February 2013
Location: The Guardian, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9GU
Maximum class size: 15
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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.