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Is a diploma mandatory to open a restaurant ?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello,

My question is about the legislation in different countries in Europe :

Germany ?

Spain ?

Netherlands ?

Italy ?

Belgium ?

Sweden ?

 

Many many thanks

post #2 of 11

I doubt it very much.  All you need is money, probably some kind of food safety training, and the ability to manage.  Good food is a plus.

post #3 of 11
I've opened several restaurants here in Sweden and all you really need is money and a good credit rating.

To open a successful restaurant you may need a few additional skills. 😀
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank you ! Other testimonies ?

It appears that a diploma is not recquired in any country of Europe, isn'it ?

post #5 of 11
I wouldn't think so, which is surprising considering what the EU constitution looks like. 😕
post #6 of 11

While I can't say for certain about European nations, to open a business, any business doesn't really require any type of diploma that I know of, at least here in the US.  Now the people you have working in those businesses is a whole other matter.  Now, if you are also going to be a manager in that place you may need some sort of certification.  Here in the US, most  areas require that at least 1 person is on premise during all operating hours who has a non-expired Servsafe certification or the equivalent, but that doesn't necessarily need to be the owner.  There may be other laws also in regards to serving alcohol and having bartenders having taken certification courses, but again that doesn't pertain to the owner if he/she isn't behind the bar serving drinks.

post #7 of 11
While Switzerland wasn't in your list, you do need a "Wirte prufung" to operate, or at least you did in the '90's. Pretty sure Germany is the same. This is a course and subsequant battery of tests, usually about 4-5 mths full time. Everything from building materials to civil law is covered, with heavy emphasis on book keeping. Its no mickey-mouse course.

Since this website is frequented mostly by N.Americans, it is not the most ideal place to ask this question.
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post #8 of 11
In Germany (most EU countries will be similar) you need an alcohol license, for which you'll have to submit a food safety certificate (obtained through a half-day course) and a health certificate (another 4-hour course). That's pretty much it.
post #9 of 11

In Germany you need to be a certified Master Chef but only if you want to have cooks apprentices learning in your restaurant. .

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Every smoker quits smoking sooner or later!

Only the smart ones are doing it while they are still alive.

Wer den Pfennig nicht ehrt,

Ist des Talers nicht wehrt !

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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by berndy View Post
 

In Germany you need to be a certified Master Chef but only if you want to have cooks apprentices learning in your restaurant. .


This is no longer necessary.

post #11 of 11

shhhhh....

The industry has been regulated into the poorhouse already.

Don't give anyone any ideas for more....

:laser:

 

mimi

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