Food Entrepreneurship

Take a deep-dive exploration into food entrepreneurship! Explore the exciting realm of creating your own culinary venture from scratch, whether it’s launching your own food truck, at-home catering business, restaurant, and more.

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The 5 Best Food Truck POS Systems

A food truck POS system can help you manage sales, inventory, marketing, and more. Here are the top five systems you should consider for your food truck

December 9, 2022
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How Much Can a Food Truck Cost?

Find out how much it could cost to buy and equip a food truck. Plus costs for licensing and permitting, parking and prep space rentals, and more.

December 8, 2022
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How Important Is It to Have Vegan Options on Your Menu?

Now more than ever, plant-based food is reaching new heights! Here’s how to introduce more vegan menu options and ways to become a skilled vegan chef.

December 2, 2022
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How GLEAM & Escoffier’s Mentorship Program Can Guide Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Escoffier has teamed up with the GLEAM network to offer mentorship opportunities to student and alumni entrepreneurs. Check out these success stories!

August 1, 2022
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The Pros and Cons of Becoming an Uber Eats Restaurant Partner

If you want to offer food delivery, consider working with a delivery company. Here are some of the pros and cons of becoming an Uber Eats restaurant partner.

July 8, 2022
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Ghost Kitchens & Ghost Restaurants: What Are They and How Do You Start One?

Everything you need to know about ghost kitchens and ghost restaurants: an alternative restaurant model with lower startup and operating costs.

July 7, 2022
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4 Keys to Running a Cottage Industry Bakery

Do you want to start a bakery business from home? Before you begin, consider these four tips to running a cottage industry bakery.

July 6, 2022
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What to Know When Opening a Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurant

Are you thinking about opening a vegetarian or vegan restaurant? Here are several key things to consider when opening a plant-based restaurant or café.

May 6, 2022
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How to Build a Delivery-Friendly Menu

If you want to properly serve customers looking for meals to-go, you’ll need to design a delivery-friendly menu. Here’s how to do just that.

March 10, 2022
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How to Patent or Trademark a Culinary Food Product

If you want to protect your culinary creation, you might consider a patent or trademark. Here’s what these terms mean, and when you may need to use them.

September 8, 2021
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Positioning Statements for Restaurant Marketing

What is a positioning statement, and how do restaurants position themselves? We’ll show you how restaurants can set themselves up for success through positioning.

June 23, 2021
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Veteran Lance McWhorter Finds a Home in the Kitchen After His Military Service

Army and Navy veteran Lance McWhorter shares his successful journey from military to contractor to executive chef & restaurant owner. Get inspired!

May 31, 2021
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Escoffier Graduate Talks About Going Plant-Based — in Culinary School and in Life

Meet plant-based chef, entrepreneur, and Escoffier graduate Shane Witters Hicks, and get his advice for vegetarian students attending culinary school.

May 26, 2021
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From Kenya to Colorado: Chef Arnold Safari on Starting a Restaurant During COVID-19

Learn how Chef Safari made Colorado his new home, and how he knew he was ready to start a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic.

April 1, 2021
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How to Purchase the Right Furniture for Your Restaurant

Before making a large and important investment in furniture for your restaurant keep these four factors in mind.

March 12, 2021
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How to Incorporate Sustainable Practices in Your Restaurant

This is how you can incorporate sustainable practices in your restaurant and increase your customers.

February 24, 2021
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Escoffier Alumna Tiffany Moore Gets Her Restaurant Funded

How US Army veteran Tiffany Moore overcame health challenges to pursue her dream of opening a new restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.

February 15, 2021
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3 Tips for Properly Managing Food Costs

Proper food cost management is the difference between a restaurant that struggles and one that thrives. Learn three tips to help protect your bottom line!

November 4, 2020
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How to Create the Right Atmosphere in Your Restaurant

Creating the right restaurant atmosphere means paying close attention to what your guests see, hear, and feel. Set the right mood to help your space stand out!

August 24, 2020
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Escoffier Graduate Quyen Trinh Elevates the Vietnamese Dining Experience by opening Anise Modern Vietnamese Eatery

Quyen Trinh is a graduate of the Escoffier Diploma in Culinary Arts program at the Boulder Campus and owner of...

June 24, 2020
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Visible Sanitation is Now an Unspoken Marketing Requirement for Restaurants

Visible sanitation practices are more important than ever. Here are some ways you can show customers you’re getting them right...and earn their trust.

May 4, 2020
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How Will Restaurant Consumers Change Behavior in the Post-COVID-19 Economy?

What does the future hold for restaurants? What are the permanent changes we can expect from consumer behavior, and how will restaurants need to adapt?

April 22, 2020
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How the 2020 CARES Act Benefits Restaurants

The CARES Act offers direct relief for restaurants and food service businesses struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the different benefits available for the industry during this tough time.

April 6, 2020
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Does Seafood Have a Place on Your Menu?

Seafood can be an especially popular offering in a variety of restaurant settings, but it requires some special considerations and safety procedures.

September 23, 2019
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How Important Is Your Food’s – and Your Restaurant’s – Story?

An engaging narrative behind a restaurant and its foods can help attract customers and make a business stand out from the competition.

August 26, 2019
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How to Build Complementary Menus and Minimize Waste

Now more than ever, culinary students in Boulder should pay close attention to sustainability trends - especially those with sights set on the local market.

August 15, 2019
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How to Make the Most of a Health Inspection

As part of their education, students  studying through the online culinary arts school will learn the ins and outs of food safety.

August 15, 2019
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Business and Entrepreneurship: The Other ‘Arts’ of Culinary School

There is another art to the culinary industry - that of business and entrepreneurship. Culinary school helps you prepare for both.

July 16, 2019
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How Sound Influences the Way Customers Eat

Sound may not seem like it has a major impact on how customers enjoy their meals, but it can drastically influence taste and perception.

June 24, 2019
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Digital Dining: Using ‘the Cyber’ to Enrich the Dining Experience

Let's examine just a few examples of how restaurants are using technology to augment management and contribute to the dining experience.

March 29, 2019
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4 Tips for Implementing Brunch in Your Restaurant

In recent years, brunch has become a staple of many patrons' weekend plans. 

June 24, 2016
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Escoffier Culinary Student Run Pop Up Restaurant Series

BOULDER, Colo., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In an exciting venture for Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, the...

June 15, 2016
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