23 Oct '13, 3am

Helping hand for new eateries More new restaurant owners are hiring consultants. These hired guns, all of whom...

Helping hand for new eateries More new restaurant owners are hiring consultants. These hired guns, all of whom...

SINGAPORE - When Celine Tan took up a space at the old Monk's Hill Secondary School campus in Windstedt Road, she did what an increasing number of restaurant owners are doing: get a consultant in. These hired guns, all of whom have experience in the food and beverage industry, offer a range of services. Some draw up menus and provide recipes, others design kitchens and deal with work flow issues. There are also companies which provide a soup to nuts suite of services, ranging from creating a brand and a "story" for the restaurant, finding a suitable location, designing its interiors, finding a chef, sourcing for furniture, giving clients a list of suppliers they can turn to, creating a menu, and even staying on retainer after the restaurant opens to fine-tune it. Their consultancy fees depend on the scope of the job and from the five consultants interviewed, the range is b...

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