Ingredients for Success: How to Launch and Operate a Restaurant in DC

Think Local First DCDeveloping a food business requires the right ingredients for success.  The WDCEP is partnering with Think Local First DC on an upcoming program designed to help aspiring restaurant owners gather the critical knowledge needed to succeed in this demanding space. With the expertise from the Think Local First Board of Directors and special guest Keith Sellars, President & CEO of the WDCEP, participants can expect a lively, engaging, and thought provoking day that will equip them with solid skills and connections to help bolster DC’s sustainable local business community.

Register now for the Tuesday, April 3, 2012 event.


8:30-9 |  Networking/Registration

9 | Welcome from TLF- Nizam Ali/Stacey

9:20-10:30 |  Nuts and Bolts of Getting Started Concept, Location, Operator

10:30-11:30 | Financing, Leases and Build Out

11:30-12:30 | Creating, Branding and Marketing Creative Concepts

12:30 | Lunch/Break

12:45-1:45 | Greening Your Restaurant Plan- On and Off the Plate

1:45-2:45 | The Food: Where You Get It and Who Cooks It

2:45-3:45 | How to Hire the Attract and Retain the Right Staff

3:45-4:45 | Doing Business Locally

4:45 | Closing Remarks

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