More than just PIC and ICV. Opening a restaurant is expensive – thankfully we have some government grants and subsidies that make it a little easier to bear.
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Targeting young and aspiring Singaporean F&B entrepreneurs, the F&B Entrepreneur Bootcamp offers training on essentials such as getting your National Environment Agency Food Shop Licence and financing options available for startups and their prerequisites.
One of the biggest problems F&B businesses face is manpower shortage. Hiring foreign workers has become a necessity, but it is increasingly hard to do so because of stricter quotas.
Pokémon Go! is finally in Singapore, and have you seen the increase in foot traffic? F&B operators, rejoice! Because after all, people do get hungry and thirsty, and most of all, tired. Smart F&B businesses should take advantage of this phenomenon while it lasts. But first, some basics:
You probably already have a Facebook page is for your restaurant. It’s essential – if people have heard of your restaurant, you can bet they’re checking online for reviews, promotions or even just opening hours. The Page shows also acts as a channel of communication. You can tell customers if you’re closed on a particular day for a private event and they can tell you what they love (or hate) about your restaurant.
iCHEF Club was created to connect F&B owners. We bring the community together by organising free monthly workshops on topics relevant to restaurant owners.