If you have always had a passion for food and are a good cook, then the idea of setting up your own restaurant has probably crossed your mind a few times. As the restrictions on social distancing and businesses end, now is a great time to go ahead with a new business if that is what you want to do – but what is involved in starting up a restaurant of your own?
Well, the first thing that you will need to do is think about the sort of food that you will make. This will also influence other things such as the branding and décor of the restaurant. Think about menus too – you might want to alter these seasonally, but have a selection of dishes, including options for people who eat a gluten free or vegan diet.
There are also things that need to be in place legally to ensure that you can safely serve food. A Food Hygiene Check will be needed, and it is worth reading up on any legal things that may be required, for example if you are going to be serving alcohol you will need a license for this.
As with any business, you will also need to write a business plan. This is not only a helpful guide for you, but if you need to get funding form a bank for example it is also something that you will need to show to them before they agree to lend you any money.
Once you have done this, you can find the right property to set up within and start to put all those ideas on paper into reality!