If you are great in the kitchen and enjoy creating delicious dishes for family and friends, starting up your own restaurant may well be a dream of yours. In order to turn that dream into a reality, there are a few things that you need to do…
First things first as with any new business, you will need to create a business plan. This is something that you can use to detail how you see your business progressing, and it is also something that will be needed if you are planning to take out a business loan as the bank will ask to see that this is something you have thought through.
You also need to think of things that make your restaurant safe as well as legal – things like a Food Hygiene Check as well as a license to serve alcohol on the premises are both things that will be required so make sure you factor this in. It is important that you meet the legal standards as you will be serving food to the public.
Choose a premises for the restaurant and think about how you will lay it out, the type of food that you will serve and your menu. This can all affect how you do your branding for the restaurant, and it is important when you are creating a menu to make sure that you have options for vegetarians, vegans and people who eat a special diet such as gluten free, and mark this on your menu accordingly.