How to: Open A Restaurant, Or How Not To

What topics are covered by the course?

In this early-evening workshop, food-writer and former restaurateur Nicholas Lander – together with acclaimed chef Alastair Little (who’s opened fourteen restaurants), Itamar Srulovich (of Honey and Co), and Cynthia Shanmugalingam of Kitchenette – will all reveal their trade secrets.

Who should attend?

Outline who this course is aimed at and any pre-requisites a potential student should have.

What will I be able to do on completion?

life-skills, teaching, business start-up, open a restaurant, gastro-pub, good food, eating, chef, cook, cooking, the tabernacle, how to academy, how to, hospitality industry, sarit packer, Itamar Srulovich, l'escargot, Cynthia Shanmugalingam, Alistair Little, Nicholas Lander, entrepreneur, restaurant, food, business

How will I be assessed?

Nicholas Lander Previous owner of L'Escargot in Soho - one of the capital’s most renowned restaurants - turned food critic for the Financial Times, Nicholas Lander has been involved in some way in a huge amount of the capital's eateries, including the St Pancras Champagne Bar and St Pancras Grand; the British Museum; the Royal Albert Hall; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Somerset House and the Roundhouse.

Alistair Little Alistair Little is a self-taught cook whose bright minimalist design and Mediterranean-influence dishes rejuvenated British cooking in the 1980s. Before setting up his celebrated London restaurants in Soho and Notting Hill, he was head chef at 192 and l’Escargot. Alistair Little owns Tavola, a delicatessen shop in Westbourne Grove, and his Tasting Places school, based in Italy, runs classes around the world.

Cynthia Shanmugalingam Cynthia Shanmugalingam is the Chief Executive and founder of Kitchenette, London's first 'kitchen incubator', helping promising and talented entrepreneurs to get started. Modelled on tech incubators and similar models in the US, Kitchenette works by taking a 5-10% stake in start-up food businesses in exchange for a 12-week programme with access to some of London's top industry experts, best food markets in which to start selling, equipment and food business investors.

Itamar Srulovich Itamar Srulovich and his wife, Sarit Packer, were chefs at Ottolenghi before setting up Honey and Co, London’s wildly popular new street-food venture. Itamar grew up in an ethnically diverse Jerusalem neighborhood, with a father of Eastern European heritage and a mother from Egyptian and Yemenite stock, and Sarit trained at Butler’s Wharf.



Category: Learning

Artists / Speakers: Itamar Srulovich, Cynthia Shanmugalingam, Alistair Little, Nicholas Lander.

The Tabernacle, 34-35 Powis Square, off Portobello Road, London, W11 2AY, United Kingdom

Guide Price: £35

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Business & Management »
Duration: Thursday October 31, 2013 at 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm.

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