Calls for training for budding restaurateurs

Posted by Daniel Palmer on 15th April 2008

Restaurateurs on the Gold Coast are suggesting laws be put in place to stop amateurs from trying to emulate the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver on a whim. The proposal has come following a noticeable increase in the number of amateur restaurateurs starting a new business only to see it crumble as quickly as it began. Consequently, compulsory training has been mooted as a possibility to curb the number of failures. Proposed changes include a requirement for people to undergo mandatory training in business skills and menu planning before they are allowed to open a store.

TV Shows like Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares have prompted some people to believe that running a restaurant is easy but with Australian restaurant profit margins markedly less than most other small businesses the reality is starkly different.