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Portobello Business Centre

Saturday, 3 June 2017 at 10:00 - Thursday, 29 June 2017 at 21:00 (BST)

Starting a Restaurant, Cafe or Food Business

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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:-

 

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 -  Evelyn 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 (Streetdots.co.uk), 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 EXPERTSRobert 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? 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 - Thursday, 29 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 www.pbc.co.uk 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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