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Portobello Business Centre

Thursday, 30 March 2017 at 10:00 - Thursday, 13 April 2017 at 16:30 (BST)

Starting a Restaurant, Cafe or Food Business

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Restaurant/Cafe/Street Food   more info 28 Mar 2017 £450.00 £0.00 £90.00

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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. Put together by the PBC with the help of experienced professionals who have been in the business for decades, come and learn how to do it and how to avoid the mistakes that could be your downfall. Save money and energy creating the right systems and hire the best staff - this course will teach you not only to open a successful operation but also how to create a brand.

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:-

Setting the Scene   10am—1pm 30/3/17

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

 Lecturer - James Breslaw


Marketing & Social Media  1.45—4.30pm 30/3/17

  • Market Overview
  • Market Research
  • Marketing and Social Media 
  • Branding
  • Creating Your Own Strategy 

Lecturer - James Breslaw and David Taylor, 2010Media Consultant


Pricing and Purchasing10am—1pm  4/4/17

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

Lecturer - Roberto Marroni, Neds Noodles

Lecturer - Massimo Di Paola, MDP Consultancy

Visit ‘Dock Kitchen’—Steve Parle group


Finance  1.45—4.30pm 4/4/17

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

Lecturer - Massimo Di Paola, MDP Consultancy

**plus accountant

Legal Requirements  10am—1pm 6/4/17

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

Lecturer Euan MacAuslan

Lecturer—James Breslaw

Visit to ‘Parlour Kensal’ to see a working kitchen

Routes to Market  1.45—4.30pm  6/4/17

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

Meet the Experts: Chaired by James Breslaw

Pop up expert, Street/Festival Trading expert, Olivia Sibony (Grub Club), Lou Scott (Scotties Coffee) Mark Atkinson  (Markets DevelopmentPortobello Road) 

Customer Service   10am—1pm 13/4/17

  • Front and back of house
  • Functions
  • Customers
  • Employee communication/hierarchy.

 LecturerNigel Stowe MD of The Club Café 


Funding & Wine Tasting  1.45—4.30pm  13/4/17

  • Crowdfunding
  • Loan Schemes
  • Traditional Funding
  • Wine Tasting

Panel of EXPERTS

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? Contact Portobello Business Centre

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

Thursday, 30 March 2017 at 10:00 - Thursday, 13 April 2017 at 16:30 (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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