I’ve started several independent restaurants from scratch including planning, permitting, construction, and opening, all on a shoestring budget. (I’ve done it the expensive way too, which I don’t recommend.) As a result, I’m often approached by independent restaurant operators and those just getting started, looking for help with the process. I enjoy helping people build great spaces and great restaurants, and can provide any or all of the following services at an hourly rate.
- Pre-lease evaluation
- Kitchen and restaurant design
- Drafting plans and preparing submittals for permitting
- Equipment specification and purchase
- Assistance obtaining permits
- Project management and co-ordination of buildout
- Assistance with pro formas, business plan development, marketing plans, and operational plans.