3-Day Food Business Course

3-Day Food Business Course

3-Day Food Business Course
Monday 21 Oct 2019
3-Day Food Business Course

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm




(For new or existing businesses)

Our popular Food Business Course is coming up again on 21st, 28th and 29th October 2019!


See what our past attendees say about the course:

  • Do you want to learn how to increase your potential profits?
  • Are you keen to develop and grow your business in the coming years?
  • Do you want to reduce your costs?
  • Would you like to understand health & safety as well as employment legislation?

Experienced professionals, who have been in the business for decades, invite you to start or grow your own food/cafe business, avoid the mistakes that could be your downfall, save money and time creating the right systems.

This course will teach you how to open, run and grow a successful operation and build your own Brand.

Our lectures, we enable you to create a compelling vision and help you through the operational minefield. They will also provide management insights and help your dream to become a reality.

The 3-Day course will cover:

Monday 21st October 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm:


10:00am - 11:30am

Intro To Food Industry,  Lecturer - James Breslaw, Neds Noodle Bar

  •      Introduction session
  •      Overview of the market
  •      What does it take to succeed


11:30am - 1:00pm

Business Planning - Maria Stammers, Portobello Business Centre

  •      Business planning
  •      Cash flow


1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break


2:00pm - 3:00pm

Accounting -  Mandeep Ubhi, Morgan reach

  •      Legal status how to decide what’s best
  •      Understanding Business Accounts
  •      P & L and Cashflow
  •      Getting to grips with VAT and TAX


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Intellectual Property - Noyemie Sahakian, Briffa

  • Protecting Your Brand
  • Intellectual Property


Monday 28th October 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm:


10:00am - 11:30am

Pricing and Purchasing - Roberto Marroni, Neds Noodle Bar


  •     Pricing/cost of food and preparation
  •     Storage and purchasing
  •     Menu Strategy


11:30am - 12:30pm

Market research - Nina Risoli, K&C Central Library & Guest Speaker

  •      Market Research

1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break


12:30pm - 3:00pm

 Routes to Market -  Nick Kasic  (Market Manager Portobello Road) & Sam Westgate (Streetdots)

  •      Pop Up
  •      Street Food, festivals
  •      Street Market
  •      Catering
  •      Restaurant/Café Premises


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Guest Speaker: TBA


29th October 2019, 10:00am - 4:00pm:


10:00am - 11:30am

 Legal Requirements - Euan MacAuslan, RBKC

  •       Health & Safety
  •       Licensing
  •       Food Safety



11:30am - 1:00pm

Funding - Panel of Experts: Robert Foster (Red Οchre), Tanvir Ahmed –  (Santander - Traditional Banking),  Elsa Caleb (StartUp Loans)

  • Crowdfunding
  • Loan Schemes
  • Traditional Funding


1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch Break


2:00pm - 4:00pm

 Guest Speaker: TBA


Book your place online now or contact us for any further details 020 7460 5050


Book your place online now or contact us for any further details 020 7460 5050


The initial cost of the course is £250 including VAT. Early Bird tickets available until 31st August 2019: 20% discount. Use the online code: FBC20

If you book your place and then refer a friend we offer £25 cashback* to you and your friend as well. For instalments and all the other options please contact us 020 7460 5050, or email us info@pbc.co.uk.

You may be eligible for a 25% discount if you live in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (proof of address will be required).  IF YOU LIVE IN RBKC, PLEASE CONTACT JENNI BEFORE BOOKING TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT CODE.  



All sessions will be held at Portobello Business Centre, Canalside House,383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA. However, the PBC reserves the right to make changes to lecturers, programme or location should the need require.



Here are some of the comments from previous participants

"Very amazing & helpful people. Friendly, Educational, Interesting. Many thanks for your kind support and beautiful hospitality. Very professional advice"  - Y. G.

"I would recommend PBC to anyone that have an idea & want to put forward. It is a great place with amazing people with great knowledge. I felt really comfortable to speak and exchange ideas." – G. A.

"I found the course very useful. The welcoming and friendly nature of all of the people involved has been incredibly striking. The knowledge shared was just what I needed and I have much more confidence in knowing where to start as well as knowing I will have support. Really well done." - A. J.

"Every session was beyond informative.  Every speaker went above and beyond for us all and knowing that we can contact them after the course is an added big bonus. I just wanted to say thank you for setting up such a professional course. It was worth every penny from the very first day. I would advise everyone thinking of stepping into the world of food to attend this course first!" – N. W.

"It was a great course" – F. M.

"Really enjoyable, informative & inspiring. Gained a lot of insight and positivity into the business and really want to say a big thank you to the PBC staff.Thank you so much, excellent course! Really enjoyed this very much awaited course. Very informative, the speakers were excellent especially Ned’s Noodle bar team. For their unconditional support advice!" - P.H.

“Extremely beneficial course, James and the other lecturers, were the best, excellent, this has helped us on our way.” A. F.


Refund Policy

Please note – once confirmed, 30 days notice is required for a full-refund or transfer to another course if available (last day is on Friday 20th September 2019 at 17:00pm). No refunds, transfers or date changes will be made within the last 30 days of the course start date (the 30 days period starts on Friday 20th October 2019 at 17:01pm).  A £5 admin fee has been charged and is non-refundable.

* The referral fee will only be credited to your account following the first session of the course



#foodbusiness #restaurant #cafe