On your checklist, it might be quite a long one at this time, is going to be a contact list. This list, perhaps it is also quite long at this stage, must include your restaurant supply chain, also quite extensive at this time. But surely having such long lists to mind map your way around is going to keep you up all night for who knows how long. And how long will it then take to open up your first restaurant, bistro or coffee shop? The same question applies if you’ve decided on a catering business. But perhaps then, if you’ve done a bit of catering from your own home kitchen, you’ve begun to break down and shorten that extensive list of yours.
That’s a good thing, and as you’ve encountered, it comes with experience. But as for the rest of you, it is still quite overwhelming. This leads to confusion. Perhaps you’ve been feeling that way lately about how you’d like to start up your first downtown eatery, delicatessen or hometown catering business. You know what they always say about working smartly with your financial resources; don’t put all your eggs in one basket, if you’ll pardon the food expression here. But in this case, in your chosen line a highly competitive but ultimately rewarding one wouldn’t it be better to do just that.
Place all your fresh, organic eggs in one basket. Go with one source supplier that will be able to give you every bit of what you need to stock up with. And see how quickly that list of yours can be shortened. On the internet, they like to talk about narrowing down your choices, and so it will be, you’ll be doing just that. Narrow down your choices until you are well and truly satisfied that you’ve come up with one source supplier that not only meets all your immediate inventory needs but is commensurate with your business plan.
This will, however, go quite a long way towards helping you to build a strong and solid foundation for business this early in the game. It is ideal to work with a restaurant and catering business handler that’s had a number of years experience in this hectic trade. It also helps to know that you’ll be working with a restaurant and catering supplier of inventory goods and services that already has a strong reputation. You’ll need to go beyond the internet to see how this works in your favor. And for this, you’ll need to do quite a bit of footwork while you’re networking with your fellow competitors.
But how to put this? How much discretion will you need to exercise when approaching an established restaurateur for the first time? Well, this much can be said about the business. If you’ve done your homework really well, you’ve been down that alley and you’ve composed your first menu that is nothing like what’s currently being served.