Food business are particularly susceptible to risks & the last thing you want as a food entrepreneur is to not be prepared. In this article, the top business risks food entrepreneurs face are listed with suggestions on mitigating such risks.
The amount of things you need in order to get started and really grow your culinary business can be overwhelming. So I set out to find every day, successful personal and private chefs from across the country to offer their words of wisdom and experience. This resulted in two volumes of the book “Behind Their Brand” that I recently compiled and launched on Amazon. Today, I wanted to bring some of their insights exclusively to you. Ten of the chefs featured in these books, including myself, are revealing their must-have resources that will keep your culinary business running smoothly and save you time and money.
Amy Riolo is a talented chef, food historian, and culinary anthropologist. As long as she could remember, Amy possessed a unique curiosity about food origins. Through the years, her interest matured to a full-blown passion for exploring cuisines from various cultures around the world.
As an explorer and linguist, she has traveled, worked, and lived in numerous European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern countries. Through her books, lectures, and culinary tours she brings cultures to life through their cuisine – with a touch of majesty.
In total, Amy has authored seven award-winning cookbooks and is a regular contributor to popular culinary publications. It’s safe to say she’s a bit of an expert on the topic of writing.
We caught up with Amy to capture her lessons and advice for the upcoming issue of Entrepreneurial Chef Magazine. For now, below is a snapshot of the lessons she shared with us in her full interview.
Last week at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, there were a countless number of exhibitors vying for the attention of attendees. Some exhibitors nailed it, while others failed miserably.
In the course of 3 days, I met some talented entrepreneurs with great show presence who seemed to dominate the show. From having engaging staff members in the booth, delivering dynamic speeches at seminars, appearing professional & credible, they were a cut above the rest.
I spent time with 5 in particular, some of which will be featured on the site and magazine soon, and asked them to give any tips for entrepreneurs looking to dominate a trade show.