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Taking culinary to the next level

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I just finished culinary school and I'm not having a problem with jobs and that's how I planned it out so I can work hard gain experience and money to reach my goal as a business/ restaurant owner I'm thinking about going back to school for a business course in September is that a smart move? N will that help me with my goal??
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Of course this is my opinion, but I think business courses would be extremely helpful if you plan on opening a business. I also believe it is a smart idea to get years of experience in the kitchen before attempting such a big plan. Remember that your culinary education is never over, and use as many resources as you can to keep learning. Taking some business could very well help you be successful in your goals.

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When it comes to opening your own restaurant, the business side of it is almost as important, if not more important, than the food. Your ultimate goal is to turn a profit, and the owner is the one who has complete control of that. A business degree is definitely a necessity if your planning on opening a place.

 

As said before, get at the very least 5 years of experience under your belt. Being the owner does not mean you won't be needed behind the line on busy nights!

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I work with a lot of restaurant owners, and have for years. Two classes every owner I've ever met wishes they would have had before opening a restaurant are Accounting and Marketing. They help you perform two of the most important tasks in running a restaurant, measuring/comparing your performance, and getting customers.

Marketing is more important than anything you do in a restaurant, as an owner. If you can't get people through your door, it won't matter how good your food is because no one will know. "Word of mouth" is not a marketing plan.

Brandon O'Dell

 

Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service

www.friendthatcooks.com

O'Dell Restaurant Consulting

www.bodellconsulting.com

 

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Brandon O'Dell

 

Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service

www.friendthatcooks.com

O'Dell Restaurant Consulting

www.bodellconsulting.com

 

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