Hello Everyone. I am new to the site so hopefully this message finds everyone well and is in the correct place.
My name is Matthew and I have always had two passions in life; Cooking and Business. I am currently a Business Student in my final year of my undergraduate degree. I have had some professionally culinary training, but have been side tracked lately with the business passion of my life. I am working on a business plan that is a Restaurant Incubator of sort.
Basically the idea is that four restaurant would operate in one building. Each chef/owner would get to rent out a quadrant of the shared kitchen (to cut costs) and would receive one separated dining room. To the end consumer/diner, it would appear as if they were in any other restaurant in this great country. For monthly rent and a percentage of gross sales, eager chefs would get the chance to run their own small restaurant.
I myself have the goals of owning my own restaurant one day, but realize the cost and the 'less than optimistic' new venture failure rates make this difficult. This idea is just something I have been thinking about in order to give a chef some practice, proof of concept, and additional management training, as there would be a staff available with tons of industry expertise to fight the "lack of managerial experience" many chefs unfortunately don't have.
Anyways I just wanted to float the idea by some of you and see what you think as well as make some friendships. If you have time I've attached a brief survey as well where you can help me with some input. It shouldn't take more than 2 minutes.
Thank you all so much, and God Bless!