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CHEF WANTED FOR NEW POP-UP RESTAURANT IN LONDON

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Looking for a talented, creative and passionate chef to work on a pop-up restaurant starting in May. You would play a significant role in developing the menu and would be in charge of the kitchen. This is a great opportunity for any ambitious chefs with a dream of stepping out on their own and becoming part of, and helping to grow, an exciting new project. It is likely to run over the summer for 3 months or more, with the ambition of securing investment for a permanent home and expansion.The concept is my own, which I have been developing for the last year or so. It is a scalable concept backed up by a fully developed business plan with projections for opening three restaurants in 5 years. My background is advertising and marketing so i bring to the table skills and expertise in brand building, advertising and communication strategy. If anyone is interested or knows a chef that might be, please get in touch with me through this thread. Thanks, James.

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 My background is advertising and marketing so i bring to the table skills and expertise in brand building, advertising and communication strategy.

Those are definitely good skills to bring to the table. Besides a chef, what other experts are you looking to bring on board? Who developed your business plan and what is their background?

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Those are definitely good skills to bring to the table. Besides a chef, what other experts are you looking to bring on board? Who developed your business plan and what is their background?

 

I developed the business plan myself but with the help and guidance of a good and very patient friend who is an accountant with over 15 years experience. I have also been using a family friend who is a retired venture capitalist to help fine tune and iron out the creases. 

 

With respect to other experts, I have a strong connect with a very established and reliable supplier of the key ingredient behind the concept. I am also looking to bring in a specialist of that key ingredient to help with sourcing and selecting, as well as preparing. It is hard to say too much without giving the game away! :) I would also like to bring in a strong front of house person. While the concept is casual dining much relies on the experience of the customer and the attention to detail of the staff serving them. I need a strong character to lead by example. 

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Accountants and venture capitalists can definitely provide valuable insight when developing a business plan. Do either of them have restaurant specific experience?

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The Venture Capitalist has some restaurant experience but the accountant not. I have also involved a close friend who is running the kitchen of one of London's top restaurants, who has provided some valuable insights and knowledge. He has also offered backing as an investor and through endorsements - sadly he is too busy with his day job to get fully involved!

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