2- Day Food Business Course – Start or Grow Your Own Successful Restaurant, Cafe, Food product, Street Food…

(For new or existing businesses)

Our popular Food Business Course is coming up again on 21st and 23rd April 2020 at Canalside House!

Experienced professionals, who have been in the business for decades, invite you to start or grow your own food/cafe business, avoid the mistakes that could be your downfall, save money and time creating the right systems and hire the best staff.

This course will teach you how to open, run and grow a successful operation.

Our lectures, we enable you to create a compelling vision and help you through the operational minefield. They will also provide management insights and help your dream to become a reality.

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The 2-Day course will cover:


Tuesday 21st April 2020, 10:00am – 4:00pm:


10:00am – 12:30pm

Business Planning Maria Stammers, Portobello Business Centre

  •      Business planning
  •      Cash flow

(Lunch break 1:00pm – 2:00pm)


1:30pm – 4:00pm

Intro To Food Industry,  Lecturer – James Breslaw, Neds Noodle Bar

  •      Overview of the market
  •      What does it take to succeed (type of food business, competitors, goals, USP, target audience, price point, location)


Thursday 23rd April 2020, 10:00am – 4:00pm:


10:00am – 12:00pm

Pricing and Purchasing – Roberto Marroni, Neds Noodle Bar


  •     Pricing/cost of food and preparation
  •     Storage and purchasing
  •     Menu Strategy


12:00pm – 2:30pm (Lunch break 1:00pm – 2:00pm)

Routes to Market –  Nick Kasic  (Market Manager Portobello Road), Ravinder Dhanjal (WestWay) & Sam Westgate (Streetdots)

  •      Pop Up
  •      Street Food, festivals
  •      Street Market
  •      Pods
  •      Catering
  •      Restaurant/Café Premises


2:30pm – 4:00pm

Legal Requirements – Euan MacAuslan, RBKC

  •       Health & Safety
  •       Licensing
  •       Food Safety

Book your place online now or contact us for any further details 020 7460 5050


£150 including VAT.

If you book your place and then refer a friend who booked it as well, then we offer £15 cashback* to you and your friend. For installments please contact us 020 7460 5050, or email us info@pbc.co.uk.

You may be eligible for a 25% discount if you live in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (proof of address will be required).  IF YOU LIVE IN RBKC, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE BOOKING TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT CODE.



All sessions will be held at Portobello Business Centre, Canalside House,383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA. However, the PBC reserves the right to make changes to lecturers, programme or location should the need require.

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Here are some of the comments from previous participants

“Very amazing & helpful people. Friendly, Educational, Interesting. Many thanks for your kind support and beautiful hospitality. Very professional advice”  – Y. G.

“I would recommend PBC to anyone that have an idea & want to put forward. It is a great place with amazing people with great knowledge. I felt really comfortable to speak and exchange ideas.” – G. A.

“I found the course very useful. The welcoming and friendly nature of all of the people involved has been incredibly striking. The knowledge shared was just what I needed and I have much more confidence in knowing where to start as well as knowing I will have support. Really well done.” – A. J.

“Every session was beyond informative.  Every speaker went above and beyond for us all and knowing that we can contact them after the course is an added big bonus. I just wanted to say thank you for setting up such a professional course. It was worth every penny from the very first day. I would advise everyone thinking of stepping into the world of food to attend this course first!” – N. W.

“It was a great course” – F. M.

“Really enjoyable, informative & inspiring. Gained a lot of insight and positivity into the business and really want to say a big thank you to the PBC staff.Thank you so much, excellent course! Really enjoyed this very much awaited course. Very informative, the speakers were excellent especially Ned’s Noodle bar team. For their unconditional support advice!” – P.H.

“Extremely beneficial course, James and the other lecturers, were the best, excellent, this has helped us on our way.” A. F.

Refund Policy

Please note – once confirmed, 30 days notice is required for a full-refund or transfer to another course if available (last day is on Monday 23rd March 2020 at 10:00am). No refunds, transfers or date changes will be made within the last 30 days of the course start date (the 30 days period starts on Monday 23rd March at 10:01am).  A £5 admin fee has been charged and is non-refundable.

* The referral fee will only be credited to your account following the first session of the course



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