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Portobello Business Centre

Saturday, 3 June 2017 at 10:00 - Tuesday, 27 June 2017 at 21:00 (BST)

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Starting a Restaurant, Cafe or Food Business

If it has been a dream of yours to open your own restaurant or small cafe or even just own a food cart then this course is for you.

Experienced professionals, who have been in the business for decades, invite you to start your own food/cafe business, avoid the mistakes that could be your downfall, save money and time creating the right systems and hire the best staff – this course will teach you how to open and run a successful operation and build your own Brand. #SYOR #SYOC


Through our lectures we will make you able to create a compelling vision and help you through the operational minefield. Provide management insights and help you create your dream become a reality.

The Course will be over 4 days details below:-


Saturday 3rd June 10-4pm


 Setting the Scene   10am – 12.30 LUNCH 1.30 – 2.30pm  Lecturer - James Breslaw, Neds Noodle Bar


  •           Introduction session
  •          Overview of the market
  •          What does it take to succeed
  •          Adapting while in Business
  •          Branding


 Human Resources 2.30 – 4pm LecturerEszter Szabo, Neds Noodle Bar 


  •            Recruiting staff
  •            casual staff
  •            rota plans
  •            training


Tuesday 6th June 10-4pm


Legal Requirements  10am – 12.30  Lunch - Lecturer – Euan MacAuslan


  •      Health & Safety
  •      Licensing
  •      Human Resources (HR)


Pricing and Purchasing 1.30pm – 3pm - Lecturer - Roberto Marroni, Neds Noodle Bar


  •     Pricing/cost of food and preparation
  •     Storage and purchasing
  •     Menu Strategy


 3pm – 4pm Visit to ‘Parlour Kensal’ to see a working kitchen


Tuesday 13th June 6pm-9pm


Marketing & Social Media  6pm – 9pm Lecturer -  Eveleen Rooney (Westminster library) & David Taylor


  •            Market Research– Evelyn 6pm – 6.40pm
  •            Market Overview
  •            Marketing and Social Media 
  •            Branding
  •           Creating Your Own Strategy


Thursday 15th June 6pm-9pm


Finance & Purchasing 6pm – 9pm Lecturer - Massimo Di Paola, MDP Consultancy


  •            Legal status how to decide what’s best
  •            Understanding Business Accounts
  •            P & L and Cashflow
  •            Getting to grips with VAT and TAX
  •            Purchasing Hard Goods


Thursday 22nd  June 6pm-9pm


Routes to Market 6pm-9pm-  Panel chaired by James Breslaw

  •  Pop Up
  •  Street Food, festivals
  •  Street Market
  •  Catering
  •  Restaurant/Café Premises

Meet the Experts: Chaired by James Breslaw


POPUP Expert Tara (Kitchen Table Project), Nigel Parsons (, Olivia Sibony (Grub Club), Lou Scott (Scotties Coffee) Mark Atkinson  (Markets Development Portobello Road)


Tuesday 27th June 6pm-9pm


Funding  6pm-9pm - Panel


  •    Crowdfunding
  •    Loan Schemes
  •    Traditional Funding

Panel of EXPERTS: Robert Foster (Redochre) Isidro Garcia (Banking) Elsa Caleb (Start-Up Loans)


COST OF COURSE £450.  You may be eligible for a discount if you live in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (proof of address will be required).  IF YOU LIVE IN RBKC, PLEASE CONTACT JENNI BEFORE BOOKING TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT CODE.  

All sessions will be held at Portobello Business Centre, Canalside House,383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA.  However the PBC reserves the right to make changes to lecturers or locations should the need require.

Here are some of the comments from previous participants

“Extremely beneficial course, James and the other lectuerers, were the best, excellent, this has helped us on our way.” Ace Fusion

“I have found this course absolutely invaluable, both in terms of providing a thorough introduction to self -employment  but also giving me the confidence to take my business forward.”

Do you have questions about Starting a Restaurant, Cafe or Food Business - June 2017? Contact Portobello Business Centre

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Portobello Business Centre
383 Ladbroke Grove
6 Canalside House
W10 5AA London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 3 June 2017 at 10:00 - Tuesday, 27 June 2017 at 21:00 (BST)

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Portobello Business Centre

Welcome to the award winning business development agency described as ‘the best in London’.

We offer a wide range of services for people who want to set up on their own and for already established business planning to expand.

Look through our website to find out about the courses, business advice and consultancy that we offer.

To find out more, call 020 7460 5050 or email us

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