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How To Open a Restaurant: A Complete 6-Session Intensive Program

The Yard: Space to Work

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
*EARLY BIRD SPECIAL* Full Session = 5 classes + Pitch Party on Wednesdays 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 Ended $175.00 $10.62
Full Session = 5 classes + Pitch Party on Wednesdays 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6 Ended $255.00 $15.02
Single Ticket - Session I - Business Planning and Finance Ended $55.00 $4.02
Single Ticket - Session II - Sourcing Food & Developing a Menu Ended $55.00 $4.02
Single Ticket - Session III - Space, Design & Brand Ended $55.00 $4.02
Single Ticket - Session IV - Operations, Management & Customer Service Ended $55.00 $4.02
Single Ticket - Session V - Marketing & Public Relations Ended $55.00 $4.02
Single Ticket - Session VI - Pizza & Pitch Party Ended $55.00 $4.02

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How To Open a Restaurant: A Complete 6-Session Intensive Program

Holly Howard, Operations Consultant & Special Guests


Session I: Wednesday, January 30 at 7:05pm - 9:00pm

Session II: Wednesday, February 6 at 7:05pm - 9:00pm

Session III: Wednesday, February 13 at 7:05pm - 9:00pm

Session IV: Wednesday, February 20 at 7:05pm - 9:00pm

Session V: Wednesday, February 27 at 7:05pm - 9:00pm

Session VI: Wednesday, March 6 at 7:05pm - 9:00pm



Course Description:

From financing to design, sourcing to management, marketing to customer service, each of these six sessions focuses on a specific aspect of the restaurant industry in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the business.

Each session features a local specialist on the coresponding session topic as a guest speaker to discuss his or her own personal experiences, give advice, and answer questions.

Lead by Holly Howard, Operations Consultant, this cohort of aspiring restaurateurs will not only learn the ins and outs of the restaurant industry but also the stories of local, successful restaurateurs.

 

 


Session I - Business Planning & Finance (1/30)

Special Guest: Daniel Gonzalez of Brooklyn Coop & Erica Dorn of Accion


  • Overview of restaurant business plans
  • Financing for restaurants
  • Resources for opening your own restaurant

 


Session II - Sourcing Food & Developing a Menu (2/6)

Special Guest: Ken Wiss, Chef de Cuisine at Marlow and Sons


  • How to source local, organic foods
  • Considerations for creating your restaurant's menu
  • Drafting seasonal and specialty menus

 


Session III - Space, Design & Brand (2/13)

Special Guest: Joseph Foglia of Joseph Foglia Designs (Parish Hall, Dressler, DuMont)

  • Finding and leasing your space
  • Designing your restaurant to fit your vision
  • Build-out and the construction process

Session IV - Operations, Management & Customer Service (2/20)

  • Staffing and training employees
  • Creating systems and day-to-day operations
  • Leadership and management

 

Session V - Marketing & Public Relations (2/27)

Special Guest: Michael Chernow, co-owner of The Meatball Shop

  • Identifying your ideal customer
  • Developing your brand message
  • How to get the word out and get customers in
 
 

Session VI - Pizza & Pitch Party (3/6)

  • Local pizza and drinks
  • Students pitch their business concepts to professional panel for feeback

 


 

 

 

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33 Nassau Ave
2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM


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