So, You Want To Open A Restaurant

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: UH SBDC

Registration is no longer available.


What makes one restaurant thrive while another one barely survives?  It’s all in the details!  Increase your chances of restaurant success by attending this popular workshop, now in its 9th year. 
Learn from the pros how to:

  • Find the money you need to do it right
  • Select and design a distinctive menu
  • Locate quality suppliers and negotiate terms
  •  Plan and schedule your grand opening celebration
  • Keep things running smoothly once you’ve opened your doors

You’ll also take a field trip to a successful local restaurant where you’ll hear more tips and tricks of the trade direct from the owner.  Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the secrets of success from award-winning industry experts!


Chris Tripoli, owner, A'la Carte Foodservice Consulting Group

Brent Sloan, Associate, A'la Carte Foodservice Consulting Group


Please Note:

This workshop is 5 sessions for a total of 15 hours. The price includes all the sessions.

Workshop dates - each session is from 6:00-9:00 pm:

    1. Monday, April 26 
    2. Monday, May 3
    3. Monday, May 10
    4. Monday, May 17
    5. Monday, May 24 


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

Pay on-line and Save $20!

Pay at the door Price:   $149.00
On-Line You Save:         $20.00
Pay On-Line Price:         $129.00

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The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network is a business advising and training center serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network is a program of the UH Bauer College of Business and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and are available to individuals with disabilities. The University of Houston is an EEO/AA institution. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the SBDC at 713-752-8488 for accommodations.

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