51 days ago

Do you have a dream to open your own food business?

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

This course looks at how to turn your dream into reality and understand better, how to work methodically through the requirements.

First, we look at the foundations of establishing a successful hospitality business -
- the concept
- the important sales to ingredient cost rations
- staffing levels
- profitability behind these costs

SETTING UP
We look at key information regarding the physical setup of a business. Starting with important information from Auckland Council, or your local council, about zoning for a location and approvals for alterations to a building, formulating a food control plan, getting approval for an alcohol licence.
We then look at the equipment you may need to use and commercial kitchen food safety requirements - from refrigeration and extraction systems to types of ovens and coffee machines, flooring and much more.

HOW TO COST
We will discuss look models of how to calculate what you should sell your product for - the retail margins, as well as the cost breakdown as well, has how you are going to pay your self.
Lots to think about and learn in this one day workshop.
Celia Hay, director of the New Zealand School of Food and Wine and hospitality entrepreneur having established 10 different business and has a wealth of knowledge about how to establish and then grow a business. In 2020, Celia Hay and the New Zealand School of Food and Wine will celebrate their 25th Anniversary.
The seminar includes Celia Hay’s book How to Grow your hospitality business - a guide for owners and managers.

When: Saturday, 29 Feb from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

Catrin Owen Reporter from Auckland Stuff

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Anyone else staggered by Phil Goff's commitment to stick with a 3.5% rate rise?. It's like he has his head in the sand, hasn't been briefed on C19 global financial shock, or alternatively doesn't give a hoot about ratepayers and residents. Surely Phil understands the implications for ratepayers when treasury forecasts up to 30% unemployment as a consequence of C19 lockdown (s), and similarly appreciates that now is the time to back off some of those grand plans for auckland central that will no longer have tourists to use them, to defer support for an America's Cup that wont happen until 2022 and insist upon deferral of all other non essential projects plus implement a wage reduction across council of 20% (himself included). I encourage all ratepayers and workers to directly express concern to the mayor and his leadership team for this bizarre commitment to rates rises. The mayor can be contacted at following email address phil.goff@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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