Table for Ten - Restaurant Start-Up: What You Need to Know

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC

Registration is no longer available.

Join us for lunch and a round table discussion as our award-winning restaurant consultant walks you through your many options for food service start-up.  He’ll explain alternatives such as buying an existing restaurant, buying into a franchise, taking over a failed location, and even operating a completely mobile location such as a food truck or “pop-up” location. You will have plenty of time to get answers to all your burning questions! 

  • How to properly research your idea
  • What things should really cost when opening
  • How long should the whole process take
  • Key items to look for when selecting your location
  • How to build your first budget

Lunch included.


Chris Tripoli, FCSI, Hospitality Specialist

Please Note:

The Houston Center SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class if sufficient enrollment is not met.  

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.

If you choose to pay at the door please add $20 to the registration fee.