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Course Description

The Restaurant Entrepreneurship Management Course by Enderun Colleges
The Restaurant Entrepreneurship Management Program is meticulously crafted to equip participants with the essential tools and knowledge needed to run a successful restaurant. The course commences with business plan mentorship, guiding students on how to develop restaurant concepts, gather necessary resources, create sellable products that are grounded in market realities and in tune with investor expectations.

Program Features
Human Resource Management
This module shall aid students in gaining insights into managing the most valuable resource of a restaurant: its people. The course encompasses key elements such as hiring, training, conflict resolution, team building, and maintaining a motivated staff.

Marketing Strategies
Students are shown how to forge a solid brand, identify their target market, and shape an impactful marketing strategy that not only draws customers but also fosters loyal patronage.

Kitchen Planning and Management
This module is crafted to transform participants into masters of their kitchen operations, guiding them through aspects of food cost control, inventory management, menu creation, and efficient kitchen layout.

Bar Planning and Beverage Management
This module takes students through the nuances of managing a profitable beverage program, including choosing the right suppliers, curating a beverage menu that complements the food offerings, and keeping pace with the latest trends in the beverage industry.

Restaurant Immersion
This activity will require students to visit a restaurant or two to examine best practices, operational and logistical activities, service performance, food and beverage products among others. The aim is for the students to be immersed in real work environments where the principles of restaurant management apply. It is a guided immersion wherein the mentor sits with the students as they experience what the chosen restaurant has to offer.

Mini Business Incubation Project
This final learning assessment is an intensive, immersive learning experience spread across 10 sessions in just 4 weeks. As the final, culminating activity, participants are given the opportunity to apply all the skills and knowledge they have learned by running their own pop-up restaurant. Enderun shall provide the students with partial funding to launch their pop-up restaurant as part of their course requirements. This hands-on experience, guided by expert mentors, provides invaluable real-world insights into the operational aspects of the restaurant industry.

Other Relevant Topics

• Getting Into The Restaurant Business
• Business Planning
• Finance, Management by Numbers
• Location Planning
• Restaurant Design

Practical Workshops

• Business Plan Creation & Implementation
• Food & Beverage Costing
• Profit & Loss Analysis
• 3-year Operational Budget Setting

Course Objectives

  • Extract actionable insights from interactions with successful restaurant owners.
  • Expand network within the restaurant industry for collaboration and learning opportunities.
  • Refine and solidify one’s restaurant concept through validation and planning.
  • Investigate prevailing restaurant operations and conceptual trends utilized by thriving establishments.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors contributing to restaurant success or failure.
  • Implement HR, marketing, and business development principles in establishing one’s own pop-up restaurant.
Module 1: Getting Into the Restaurant Business
This comprehensive course is designed to equip aspiring restaurateurs with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the intricacies of entering the restaurant industry. From concept development and business planning to location selection, menu creation, and financial management, participants will gain a holistic understanding of the restaurant business. The course delves into key aspects, including legal considerations, marketing strategies, kitchen and bar management, and customer service excellence.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop a foundational knowledge of the restaurant industry, including its history, various types of establishments, and key stakeholders, to grasp the unique dynamics of the business;
  2. create a comprehensive business plan for a restaurant, covering concept development, target market analysis, financial projections, and marketing strategies, to lay the groundwork for a successful venture;
  3. gain insights into the legal and regulatory aspects of opening and operating a restaurant, including licensing, permits, health and safety standards, and compliance with local and federal regulations;
  4. explore the intricacies of kitchen management, inventory control, menu development, and beverage management to optimize operational efficiency and profitability;
  5. develop customer service skills and strategies that meet and exceed customer expectations, ensuring a positive and memorable dining experience, and fostering customer loyalty.

Topic Outline:

  1. Business Planning and Concept Development:
  2. A. Crafting a Robust Business Plan
    B. Defining the Restaurant Concept and Niche
    C. Identifying the Target Audience and Conducting Comprehensive Market Research

  3. Legal and Regulatory Considerations:
  4. A. Navigating Local and State Regulations
    B. Acquiring Licenses and Permits
    C. Ensuring Adherence to Stringent Health and Safety Standards

  5. Financing and Budgeting:
  6. A. Procuring Funding and Capital
    B. Budgeting for Startup and Operational Expenditures
    C. Proficiently Managing Cash Flow and Accurate Financial Projections

  7. Restaurant Design and Layout:
  8. A. Incorporating Interior and Exterior Design Considerations
    B. Strategically Planning Kitchen Layout and Selecting Appropriate Equipment

  9. Menu Development and Culinary Considerations:
  10. A. Designing a Menu in Alignment with Your Concept
    B. Sourcing High-Quality Ingredients and Establishing Reliable Supplier Relationships
    C. Attracting and Managing a Competent Kitchen Staff

Module 2: Restaurant Business Plan & Marketing Strategies
This dynamic course provides a comprehensive understanding of the critical elements involved in crafting a successful restaurant business plan and implementing effective marketing strategies. Participants will learn how to develop a robust business plan that encompasses concept definition, market analysis, financial projections, and pricing strategies. Additionally, the course delves into marketing essentials, covering branding, digital and traditional marketing channels, customer engagement, and reputation management. Through real-world case studies and hands-on exercises, students will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to not only launch a restaurant but also establish a compelling brand presence and drive customer loyalty in a competitive culinary landscape.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. construct a comprehensive restaurant business plan, including concept development, market analysis, financial projections, and operational strategies, to establish a robust foundation for restaurant success;
  2. explore various marketing techniques, encompassing both traditional and digital methods, to formulate and execute a restaurant marketing plan that not only attracts and retains customers but also builds brand recognition and propels revenue growth;
  3. comprehend the significance of restaurant branding and positioning in establishing a distinctive and memorable identity, while also learning how to align marketing efforts with the restaurant’s brand image;
  4. discover strategies for setting menu prices that balance profitability with customer value, and delve into revenue management techniques designed to maximize earnings during peak and off-peak periods;
  5. remain attuned to evolving industry trends, shifts in customer preferences, and market dynamics, while also acquiring the skills to adapt restaurant business plans and marketing strategies accordingly to remain competitive and innovative in the ever-evolving restaurant landscape.

Topic Outline:

  1. Market Analysis and Target Audience:
  2. A. Conducting Comprehensive Market Research to Identify the Target Market
    B. Analyzing Competitors and Discerning Market Trends
    C. Defining the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) and Positioning of the Restaurant

  3. Financial Projections and Budgeting:
  4. A. Creating Detailed Financial Projections, including Income Statements and Cash Flow Statements
    B. Estimating Startup Costs and Ongoing Operational Expenses
    C. Formulating a Pricing Strategy and Revenue Projections

  5. Marketing and Promotion Plan:
  6. A. Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy and Promotional Tactics
    B. Establishing a Robust Online Presence through Websites and Social Media
    C. Implementing Advertising Campaigns, Both Online and Offline

  7. Menu Development and Culinary Strategy:
  8. A. Crafting a Menu Aligned with the Target Market and Concept
    B. Emphasizing Quality, Uniqueness, and Variety in Menu Offerings
    C. Addressing Dietary Preferences and Trends, Including Vegetarian or Gluten-Free Options

  9. Customer Experience and Service Standards:
  10. A. Defining the Desired Level of Service and Customer Experience
    B. Training Staff to Deliver Exceptional Service
    C. Implementing Feedback Mechanisms and Continuous Improvement Strategies to Enhance the Customer Experience

Module 3: Finance: Management by Numbers
This course provides an in-depth exploration of the financial principles and strategies essential for effective business management. Participants will gain proficiency in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and performance measurement, enabling them to make data-driven decisions that optimize profitability and operational efficiency. With a focus on interpreting financial statements, cash flow management, cost control, and return on investment analysis, this course equips restaurateurs/entrepreneurs with the numerical acumen needed to navigate complex financial landscapes confidently.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop the skills to interpret and analyze financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, to assess a company’s financial health and performance;
  2. create and manage budgets, forecast financial trends, and develop strategic financial plans that align with organizational goals, ensuring sound financial management;
  3. implement and explore cost containment techniques and strategies to identify and address areas of excessive spending, reduce operational costs, and enhance overall financial efficiency;
  4. gain proficiency in cash flow management, including monitoring cash inflows and outflows, optimizing working capital, and ensuring liquidity to meet financial obligations and support growth;
  5. evaluate Return on Investment (ROI) and apply them to assess the profitability of investments, projects, and initiatives, allowing for informed decision-making on resource allocation and investment priorities.

Topic Outline:

  1. Budgeting and Financial Planning:
  2. A. Creating a Detailed Budget Covering All Aspects of Restaurant Operations
    B. Allocating Funds for Various Expenses, Including Food Costs, Labor, Rent, and Marketing
    C. Developing a Financial Plan Outlining Revenue and Expenditure Projections

  3. Cost Control and Inventory Management:
  4. A. Implementing Strategies to Control Food and Beverage Costs
    B. Monitoring Inventory Levels and Optimizing Ordering Processes
    C. Identifying and Addressing Sources of Waste and Inefficiency

  5. Pricing Strategies and Menu Engineering:
  6. A. Setting Menu Prices That Ensure Profitability While Remaining Competitive
    B. Utilizing Menu Engineering Techniques to Highlight High-Margin Items
    C. Analyzing the Contribution Margin of Each Menu Item and Adjusting Offerings Accordingly

  7. Financial Statements and Analysis:
  8. A. Generating and Interpreting Financial Statements, Such as Profit and Loss (P&L) Statements
    B. Conducting Ratio Analysis to Assess the Restaurant’s Financial Health
    C. Using Financial Data to Make Informed Decisions and Identify Areas for Improvement

  9. Cash Flow Management and Forecasting:
  10. A. Monitoring Cash Flow to Ensure the Availability of Funds for Daily Operations
    B. Creating Cash Flow Forecasts to Anticipate Future Financial Needs
    C. Developing Strategies to Address Cash Flow Fluctuations and Maintain Liquidity

Module 4: Social Media/Influencer Marketing
This program delves into the strategies, tactics, and tools that drive success in the digital landscape. Participants will learn how to harness the power of social media platforms to engage and grow their audience, create compelling content, and build a strong online presence. Additionally, the course explores the art of influencer collaboration, offering insights into selecting, negotiating with, and managing partnerships with influencers to amplify brand visibility and credibility. By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped to develop and execute effective social media and influencer marketing campaigns that drive results and elevate your digital marketing game.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop a deep understanding of major social media platforms, including strategies for content creation, audience engagement, and brand building, to effectively leverage these platforms for marketing objectives;
  2. gain expertise in influencer marketing, from identifying suitable influencers and negotiating partnerships to managing influencer relationships and measuring campaign effectiveness, ensuring successful influencer collaborations;
  3. create high-quality, engaging content tailored to different social media platforms and audiences, utilizing a variety of media types, from text and images to videos and live streams;
  4. apply and use key metrics and analytics tools to assess the performance of social media and influencer marketing campaigns, and develop strategies for continuous improvement and ROI maximization;
  5. explore the ethical and legal aspects of social media and influencer marketing, including disclosure regulations, privacy concerns, and best practices for maintaining brand integrity and compliance with industry standards.

Topic Outline:

  1. Social Media Strategy Development:
  2. A. Creating a comprehensive social media marketing plan.
    B. Defining the restaurant’s social media goals and objectives.
    C. Identifying the target audience and selecting the appropriate social media platforms.

  3. Content Creation and Management:
  4. A. Developing engaging and visually appealing content.
    B. Maintaining a content calendar to ensure regular posting.
    C. Leveraging various content types, including photos, videos, stories, and user-generated content.

  5. Influencer Collaboration and Partnerships:
  6. A. Identifying and partnering with relevant social media influencers.
    B. Establishing mutually beneficial relationships with influencers.
    C. Coordinating influencer campaigns and measuring their effectiveness.

  7. Community Engagement and Customer Feedback:
  8. A. Interacting with followers, responding to comments, and fostering a sense of community.
    B. Encouraging user-generated content and customer reviews.
    C. Utilizing feedback from social media to improve restaurant offerings and service.

  9. Performance Analytics and ROI Measurement:
  10. A. Monitoring social media metrics such as engagement, reach, and conversion rates.
    B. Analyzing the impact of social media marketing on restaurant revenue.
    C. Adjusting strategies based on data-driven insights to maximize return on investment (ROI).

Module 5: Kitchen Management/Cost Control
This program provides essential insights and skills to effectively oversee kitchen operations while optimizing costs. Participants will explore kitchen layout and equipment selection for efficiency, inventory management techniques to minimize waste and control costs, menu engineering for profitability, and staff training and supervision for a well-run kitchen team. By the end of this course, participants will be equipped to manage a kitchen that delivers culinary excellence while maintaining financial sustainability, ensuring a successful and thriving culinary enterprise.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop the skills and knowledge necessary to optimize kitchen layout, workflow, and equipment selection, enhancing overall kitchen efficiency and productivity;
  2. design effective inventory management techniques to minimize food waste, control costs, and ensure freshness, resulting in improved profitability and sustainability;
  3. apply the principles of menu engineering and pricing strategies, enabling you to create and manage menus that maximize profitability while meeting customer expectations;
  4. develop the expertise to recruit, train, and supervise kitchen staff, fostering teamwork and maintaining high culinary standards;
  5. acquire financial management skills, including budgeting, cost analysis, and cost reduction strategies, to ensure sound financial practices in kitchen management while maintaining food quality.

Topic Outline:

  1. Inventory Management and Food Cost Control:
  2. A. Implementing Effective Inventory Tracking Systems for Restaurant Management.
    B. Monitoring and Managing Food Costs to Optimize Profitability in Restaurant Management.
    C. Reducing Food Waste Through Efficient Inventory Practices for Restaurant Management.

  3. Menu Engineering and Cost Analysis:
  4. A. Analyzing the Cost and Profitability of Menu Items within the Context of Restaurant Management.
    B. Identifying High-Margin and Low-Margin Dishes in the Restaurant Context.
    C. Adjusting the Menu to Improve Overall Profitability for Restaurant Management.

  5. Labor Management and Staffing Efficiency:
  6. A. Efficiently Scheduling Kitchen Staff Based on Demand in the Restaurant Context.
    B. Cross-Training Employees to Handle Multiple Roles within the Restaurant Management Framework.
    C. Implementing Time and Attendance Tracking Systems in Restaurant Management.

  7. Quality Control and Consistency:
  8. A. Establishing and Enforcing Food Preparation Standards within the Restaurant Management Framework.
    B. Regularly Inspecting Ingredients and Final Dishes for Quality within the Restaurant Management Context.
    C. Training Kitchen Staff to Maintain Consistency in Cooking Techniques and Portion Sizes within the Restaurant Management Framework.

  9. Waste Reduction and Sustainability Practices:
  10. A. Developing Sustainable Sourcing Practices for Restaurant Management.
    B. Minimizing Waste Through Portion Control and Recycling in the Restaurant Management Context.
    C. Implementing Energy-Efficient Equipment and Practices to Reduce Utility Costs for Restaurant Management.

Module 6: Beverage Management/Cost Control
This program delves into the intricacies of beverage selection, procurement, inventory management, and pricing strategies to optimize profitability. Participants will learn the art of crafting enticing beverage menus, mastering inventory control to minimize losses, and implementing cost-effective purchasing practices. With a focus on managing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, this course equips individuals with the expertise needed to create exceptional beverage programs, enhance customer experiences, and ensure financial sustainability within the hospitality industry.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop skills for sourcing and procuring a diverse range of beverages, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, while optimizing costs through supplier negotiations and selection;
  2. apply strategies to manage beverage inventory efficiently, including tracking, storage, and rotation, to minimize waste and reduce financial losses, ensuring optimal cost control;
  3. apply pricing principles and techniques to set competitive yet profitable beverage prices, considering factors such as cost, market demand, and pricing psychology;
  4. explore the art of crafting enticing beverage menus, including signature cocktails, wine lists, and non-alcoholic options, to enhance the overall dining or drinking experience and drive sales;
  5. develop strategies for delivering exceptional customer service in beverage service, including responsible alcohol service, pairing recommendations, and maintaining customer satisfaction, leading to increased customer loyalty and repeat business.

Topic Outline:

  1. Beverage Cost Analysis:
  2. A. Calculating the cost of beverage ingredients, including alcohol, non-alcoholic beverages, and mixers.
    B. Analyzing the cost percentage and markup for each beverage category.
    C. Identifying high-cost and low-cost beverages on the menu.

  3. Inventory Management and Ordering:
  4. A. Implementing inventory control systems for beverages.
    B. Establishing par levels and reorder points for beverage stock.
    C. Optimizing ordering practices to minimize overstock and stockouts.

  5. Pricing Strategies and Menu Engineering:
  6. A. Setting beverage prices that align with cost margins and market competitiveness.
    B. Utilizing menu engineering techniques to highlight profitable beverage items.
    C. Regularly reviewing and adjusting pricing based on demand and cost fluctuations.

  7. Waste Reduction and Loss Prevention:
  8. A. Implementing policies to reduce spillage, breakage, and theft of beverages.
    B. Training staff in proper pouring techniques and responsible beverage service.
    C. Monitoring and addressing sources of beverage loss.

  9. Beverage Program Development:
  10. A. Developing a well-curated beverage menu that complements the restaurant’s concept.
    B. Crafting signature cocktails and beverage offerings.
    C. Creating beverage promotions and pairings to boost sales and profitability.

Module 7: Mall Location vs Stand Alone
Designed for restaurateurs, property developers, and hospitality professionals, this program delves into the advantages and challenges of both location types. Participants will learn to analyze factors such as foot traffic, visibility, operational costs, and competition in-depth, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding the ideal setting for their restaurant concept. With real-world case studies and practical insights, this course equips individuals with the knowledge to assess which location best aligns with their business goals and target audience, ultimately paving the way for successful restaurant ventures in diverse settings.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop the ability to assess and compare the merits of mall locations and stand-alone sites by considering factors such as foot traffic, visibility, accessibility, and local demographics;
  2. conduct a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis for each location type, factoring in rent, operating costs, and potential revenue, to determine the financial viability of restaurant ventures;
  3. gain insights into researching and analyzing the competition within both mall and stand-alone settings, identifying opportunities and challenges associated with each;
  4. align restaurant concepts and marketing strategies with the preferences and behaviors of target customer segments specific to mall or stand-alone locations;
  5. develop decision-making skills to confidently select the most suitable location type based on a deep understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of mall locations and stand-alone sites, ensuring the restaurant’s long-term success and profitability.

Topic Outline:

  1. Foot Traffic and Visibility:
  2. A. Analyzing the foot traffic patterns in malls and stand-alone locations.
    B. Assessing the visibility of the restaurant to potential customers.
    C. Understanding how foot traffic and visibility impact customer acquisition.

  3. Rent and Operating Costs:
  4. A. Comparing the rental and operating costs of mall spaces versus stand-alone properties.
    B. Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of leasing in a mall vs. owning or renting a stand-alone building.
    C. Factoring in common area maintenance (CAM) fees in malls.

  5. Target Audience and Demographics:
  6. A. Identifying the target audience for the restaurant.
    B. Analyzing the demographics and preferences of mall-goers vs. stand-alone location customers.
    C. Tailoring the menu and marketing strategies to match the customer base.

  7. Competition and Market Saturation:
  8. A. Assessing the level of competition in the mall or stand-alone location.
    B. Researching similar restaurants in the vicinity.
    C. Understanding how market saturation can affect business prospects.

  9. Operational Considerations and Amenities:
  10. A. Evaluating the amenities and infrastructure available in malls, such as shared seating, parking, and security
    B. Considering logistical challenges, such as deliveries and access, in both mall and stand-alone locations.
    C. Identifying operational advantages and disadvantages of each location type.

Module 8: The Lease Contract
This program delves into the fundamentals of lease contract negotiation, drafting, and management across various industries, including commercial and residential real estate, retail, and hospitality. Participants will explore key contract terms, legal considerations, and negotiation strategies, enabling them to create and manage lease agreements effectively. With practical exercises and real-world case studies, this course empowers individuals to navigate lease negotiations, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance, whether they are landlords, tenants, or professionals involved in lease transactions.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. gain a deep understanding of the essential elements of lease agreements, including terms and conditions, rent structures, and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants, enabling you to create and negotiate effective lease contracts;
  2. navigate the complex legal landscape of lease agreements, including relevant laws, regulations, and compliance requirements specific to your industry and location, to ensure contract legality and enforceability;
  3. develop negotiation techniques and conflict resolution strategies to facilitate mutually beneficial lease negotiations, manage disputes, and maintain positive landlord-tenant relationships;
  4. identify potential risks associated with lease contracts and learn to implement risk mitigation strategies, including clauses and contingencies, to protect the interests of both parties involved;
  5. acquire practical skills in lease administration, including rent collection, maintenance requests, lease renewal procedures, and record-keeping, to ensure smooth and compliant lease management throughout the contract’s duration.

Topic Outline:

  1. Lease Terms and Duration:
  2. A. Reviewing the lease term, including the start and end dates.
    B. Understanding any renewal options and termination clauses.
    C. Negotiating favorable lease terms that align with the restaurant’s business plan.

  3. Rent and Payment Structure:
  4. A. Clarifying the monthly rent amount and any additional charges (e.g., common area maintenance fees).
    B. Determining the payment schedule, due dates, and acceptable payment methods.
    C. Budgeting for rent and related expenses within the restaurant’s financial plan.

  5. Space and Usage Restrictions:
  6. A. Defining the specific space allocated for the restaurant within the property.
    B. Understanding any restrictions on the use of the leased space.
    C. Ensuring compliance with zoning laws, health codes, and building regulations.

  7. Maintenance and Repairs:
  8. A. Identifying responsibilities for maintenance and repairs, including structural, plumbing, and electrical issues.
    B. Negotiating terms related to property improvements, such as renovations or upgrades.
    C. Clarifying the landlord’s and tenant’s obligations for upkeep and repairs.

  9. Termination and Exit Strategy:
  10. A. Outlining the conditions and process for lease termination.
    B. Understanding the notice period required for both parties.
    C. Negotiating favorable terms in case of early termination or lease renewal.

Module 9: The Franchise Business Model/Franchisee Franchisor Relations
Tailored for entrepreneurs, business professionals, and franchising enthusiasts, this program explores the intricacies of franchising, from the inception of a franchise concept to franchisee selection, onboarding, and ongoing support. Participants will gain insights into franchise legal frameworks, franchise operations manuals, and best practices for maintaining harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships between franchisors and franchisees. With real-world case studies and interactive discussions, this course empowers individuals to understand the nuances of the franchise industry.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop a deep understanding of the franchise business model, its history, and its key components, including franchisor responsibilities, franchisee obligations, and the legal and regulatory frameworks that govern franchising;
  2. select and onboard franchisees effectively, including franchisee evaluation criteria, onboarding processes, and the establishment of clear expectations and communication channels;
  3. explore strategies for fostering positive relationships between franchisors and franchisees, addressing disputes, and maintaining open and productive lines of communication to ensure the long-term success of franchise systems;
  4. gain insights into the legal and regulatory aspects of franchising, including franchise disclosure documents, contract negotiation, and franchisee support in navigating legal requirements, promoting ethical franchising practices;
  5. create operations manuals, training programs, and apply quality control, and brand consistency in franchising, enabling both franchisors and franchisees to maintain high standards of service and product quality.

Topic Outline:

  1. Franchise Agreement and Terms:
  2. A. Understanding the terms and conditions outlined in the franchise agreement.
    B. Reviewing the duration of the franchise agreement and renewal options.
    C. Analyzing the fees, royalties, and other financial obligations.

  3. Training and Support:
  4. A. Assessing the training and support provided by the franchisor.
    B. Evaluating the onboarding process for new franchisees.
    C. Understanding the ongoing assistance, including marketing, operations, and training.

  5. Brand Compliance and Quality Control:
  6. A. Adhering to brand standards, including menu offerings, branding, and decor.
    B. Ensuring consistent quality across all franchise locations.
    C. Addressing quality control and monitoring mechanisms.

  7. Franchise Fees and Financial Performance:
  8. A. Analyzing the financial aspects, including initial franchise fees and ongoing royalties.
    B. Assessing the franchise’s financial performance and profitability.
    C. Evaluating the franchisor’s financial transparency and reporting.

  9. Franchisee-Franchisor Communication and Conflict Resolution:
  10. A. Establishing effective communication channels between franchisees and the franchisor.
    B. Addressing conflict resolution mechanisms and dispute resolution procedures.
    C. Nurturing a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship between franchisees and the franchisor.

Module 10: Restaurant Design
This program explores the multifaceted world of restaurant aesthetics, encompassing interior layout, decor, lighting, acoustics, and functionality. Participants will master the art of creating immersive dining experiences that resonate with a restaurant’s concept, brand, and target audience, while adhering to industry standards and regulatory requirements. Through case studies, hands-on design projects, and practical insights, this course empowers individuals to translate creative visions into functional and visually stunning restaurant spaces.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. acquire skills in designing efficient restaurant layouts that optimize seating capacity, traffic flow, and operational functionality while adhering to accessibility and safety standards;
  2. navigate relevant building codes, health and safety regulations, and zoning laws to ensure that restaurant designs meet legal requirements and pass inspections seamlessly;
  3. explore sustainable design practices and eco-friendly materials to create environmentally conscious restaurant spaces that reduce ecological impact while offering a unique dining experience;
  4. gain insights into the legal and regulatory aspects of franchising, including franchise disclosure documents, contract negotiation, and franchisee support in navigating legal requirements, promoting ethical franchising practices;
  5. develop effective communication and project management skills to collaborate with restaurant owners, chefs, and contractors, ensuring that design concepts are brought to life on time and within budget.

Topic Outline:

  1. Interior Layout and Space Planning:
  2. A. Designing the restaurant’s interior layout to maximize seating capacity and flow.
    B. Ensuring efficient space planning for kitchen, dining area, bar, and waiting areas.
    C. Incorporating accessible and comfortable seating arrangements.

  3. Aesthetics and Atmosphere:
  4. A. Creating a cohesive design theme and ambiance that aligns with the restaurant’s concept.
    B. Selecting appropriate color schemes, lighting, and decor to enhance the overall atmosphere.
    C. Utilizing interior design elements to evoke desired emotions and impressions in diners.

  5. Functional Kitchen Design:
  6. A. Planning an efficient kitchen layout to optimize workflow and productivity.
    B. Selecting appropriate kitchen equipment and appliances.
    C. Ensuring food safety and hygiene through proper kitchen design.

  7. Furniture and Seating Selection:
  8. A. Choosing furniture that complements the restaurant’s theme and provides comfort to diners.
    B. Deciding on seating types, such as booths, banquettes, and bar stools.
    C. Ensuring flexibility in seating arrangements to accommodate different group sizes.

  9. Accessibility and Compliance:
  10. A. Ensuring compliance with local building codes, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations, and health and safety standards.
    B. Incorporating accessibility features such as ramps, wider doorways, and accessible restrooms.
    C. Working with architects and designers who are knowledgeable about restaurant design regulations.

Module 11: Negotiation Skills & Strategies/Active Listening/Communication
This program provides a holistic approach to effective negotiation, emphasizing essential skills such as active listening, empathy, and persuasive communication. Participants will learn to navigate complex negotiations, resolve conflicts, and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Through real-world scenarios, role-playing exercises, and in-depth discussions, this course empowers individuals to master negotiation techniques, build trust, and enhance their interpersonal communication skills.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop advanced negotiation skills and strategies, including principled negotiation, win-win solutions, and effective bargaining techniques, to achieve favorable outcomes in complex business and personal negotiations;
  2. cultivate active listening skills to better understand the perspectives and needs of others, fostering empathy and building stronger relationships in both professional and personal interactions;
  3. enhance verbal and non-verbal communication abilities, including persuasive communication, body language awareness, and clarity in expressing ideas, to effectively convey messages and influence positive outcomes;
  4. develop conflict resolution techniques that leverage active listening and effective communication, enabling you to mediate disputes, manage conflicts, and promote harmonious relationships in diverse settings;
  5. explore ethical considerations in negotiations and develop cultural sensitivity to navigate negotiations and communications effectively in diverse, global contexts while respecting different cultural norms and values.

Topic Outline:

  1. Vendor Negotiations for Ingredient Procurement:
  2. A. Strategies for negotiating prices and terms with food and beverage suppliers.
    B. Active listening to understand supplier offerings and requirements.
    C. Effective communication to establish mutually beneficial partnerships with vendors.

  3. Lease Negotiations with Landlords:
  4. A. Negotiating lease terms, rent, and lease duration for restaurant spaces.
    B. Active listening to address landlord concerns and expectations.
    C. Clear and transparent communication to finalize lease agreements.

  5. Employee Relations and Staff Management:
  6. A. Negotiating employment contracts and compensation packages with staff.
    B. Active listening to employee feedback and concerns.
    C. Communication strategies for managing and motivating restaurant teams.

  7. Customer Feedback and Service Recovery:
  8. A. Handling customer complaints and feedback through effective communication.
    B. Active listening to understand customer grievances and expectations.
    C. Implementing service recovery strategies to resolve issues and retain customer loyalty.

  9. Partnerships and Collaborations:
  10. A. Negotiating collaborations with local businesses, influencers, or event organizers.
    B. Active listening to identify partnership opportunities and goals.
    C. Communication skills for coordinating joint marketing efforts or special events.

Module 12: The Business Entity From a Legal Angle
This program offers a deep dive into various business structures, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations, exploring their formation, governance, and legal implications. Participants will gain a nuanced understanding of liability protection, tax considerations, and regulatory compliance, empowering them to make informed decisions about the most suitable business entity for their ventures. Through real-world case studies and practical legal insights, this course equips individuals with the knowledge to navigate the legal landscape of business entities confidently.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop expertise in evaluating and selecting the most appropriate legal structure for various business ventures, considering factors such as liability protection, taxation, and management flexibility;
  2. comply with the legal requirements and governance responsibilities associated with different business entities, ensuring adherence to regulatory frameworks and best practices;
  3. apply strategies for mitigating legal and financial risks associated with specific business entity choices, including strategies for asset protection and liability management;
  4. gain insights into the tax implications of different business entities and explore financial planning strategies to optimize tax efficiency and profitability;
  5. explore the processes and legal considerations involved in entity conversions, mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring, enabling you to adapt business structures to evolving needs and circumstances.

Topic Outline:

  1. Business Entity Selection:
  2. A. Choosing the most suitable legal structure for the restaurant, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation.
    B. Understanding the legal implications and tax considerations associated with each entity type.

  3. Business Registration and Licensing:
  4. A. Registering the restaurant with the appropriate government authorities.
    B. Obtaining necessary licenses and permits, including food service, alcohol, and health permits.

  5. Contractual Agreements and Lease Contracts:
  6. A. Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, including lease agreements for the restaurant space.
    B. Ensuring legal compliance and protecting the restaurant’s interests in contractual relationships.

  7. Intellectual Property Protection:
  8. A. Safeguarding restaurant trademarks, branding, and proprietary recipes.
    B. Understanding intellectual property laws and taking steps to prevent infringement.

  9. Employment and Labor Laws:
  10. A. Complying with employment laws, including wage and hour regulations, worker safety, and anti-discrimination laws.
    B. Creating and maintaining employee handbooks and policies that adhere to legal standards.

Module 13: Human Resources
This program covers the full spectrum of HR functions, from recruitment and talent management to employee relations, training and development, and compliance with labor laws and regulations. Participants will gain expertise in creating inclusive and diverse workplace cultures, effective performance management, and conflict resolution. With real-world case studies, practical exercises, and discussions on emerging HR trends, this course empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of human resources, foster a productive and engaged workforce, and drive organizational success.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the module, the participants should be able to:

  1. develop the skills to attract, select, and onboard top talent by mastering recruitment strategies, interview techniques, and effective onboarding practices;
  2. gain expertise in fostering positive workplace cultures, resolving conflicts, and promoting open and respectful communication to maintain a harmonious and productive work environment;
  3. design and implement training and development programs that enhance employee skills, boost morale, and align with organizational goals;
  4. explore performance management techniques, including goal setting, performance appraisals, and feedback mechanisms, to drive employee excellence and professional growth;
  5. recognize the legal landscape of labor laws and regulations, ensuring full compliance in areas such as wage and hour laws, workplace safety, and anti-discrimination practices, to protect both employees and the organization.

Topic Outline:

  1. Recruitment and Staffing:
  2. A. Developing effective recruitment strategies to attract and hire skilled and reliable kitchen and front-of-house staff.
    B. Conducting interviews, reference checks, and skills assessments.
    C. Onboarding and training new employees to ensure a seamless integration into the team.

  3. Employee Training and Development:
  4. A. Providing ongoing training programs to enhance employee skills and knowledge.
    B. Implementing cross-training initiatives to enable staff to handle various roles.
    C. Career development opportunities and advancement pathways within the restaurant.

  5. Employee Relations and Conflict Resolution:
  6. A. Fostering positive workplace culture and employee morale.
    B. Addressing workplace conflicts, grievances, and employee concerns.
    C. Ensuring compliance with labor laws and regulations, including minimum wage and working hours.

  7. Performance Management and Feedback:
  8. A. stablishing performance evaluation systems and providing regular feedback to employees.
    B. Recognizing and rewarding outstanding performance.
    C. Implementing corrective action plans and performance improvement strategies when necessary.

  9. Labor Scheduling and Workforce Optimization:
  10. A. Efficiently scheduling staff based on restaurant demand and peak hours.
    B. Managing labor costs while ensuring adequate staffing levels.
    C. Utilizing workforce management tools and technologies for scheduling and timekeeping.

Class Details


Enderun Design & Innovation Campus, Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons

Course Duration

13 Sessions, 4 Weeks, 3 Sessions per week, 4 hrs per session plus 1 Full Day Session for the Mini-Business Incubation Culminating Activity


April 2024


PhP 175,000.00
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Program Faculty

Cheong Yan See

Chef See Cheong Yan is the Culinary Head at Enderun Colleges and has been actively teaching since 2006 when Enderun welcomed its pioneer students. He is responsible for overseeing the Culinary Arts department, curriculum development, and spearheading all culinary courses since the school’s pre-opening. He graduated from Les Roches in Switzerland with a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management. He also earned his Certificate in Business Administration, with honors, from Washington State University. Furthermore, he has over 20 years worth of experience in the field of culinary arts worldwide, having worked at the Kempinski Hotel and Traders Hotel in China and at Bahnhof Buffet SBB Basel in Switzerland, among others. In the Philippines, Chef See has led the kitchen operations of Edsa Shangri-La, Hyatt Regency Manila and Tagaytay Highlands. Truly an international citizen, he can speak English, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Mandarin, French and Filipino fluently. In summer of 2008, he underwent training at Ducasse Education in France. Then, in 2012, he was part of Philippine Airlines’ Master Chef series, where renowned guest chefs restyled the in-flight menu with a variety of international cuisines.