In Person! Starting & Operating a Restaurant or Food Service Operation July 12, 2022, 10:00am EDT July 12, 2022, 2:00pm EDT
Elevated NY
1120 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor
On Sixth Avenue between 43rd & 44th Streets
New York, NY, 10036


Anyone interested in opening a restaurant or food service business and seeking information before they invest any money. Whether you are just starting out in the industry or looking to consolidate/expand an existing establishment, there will be something for everyone to learn. 


Knowing what goes into launching and operating a successful food service business in New York helps you start and grow your food service business on a sound footing, with better chance of financial success. This workshop establishes a road map and describes the success factors so you can determine if this is the right path for you before investing your money.

Many talented people want to open a restaurant or other food business in NYC but often don’t know where to start. This session, while emphasizing restaurants, will give you a realistic approach to opening a food service business in New York, whether it’s a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, bakery or commercial kitchen.

This workshop will go beyond the “how to” books. Learn from 2 professionals who have worked in the industry for decades, including having owned multiple establishments. They will share what it takes to open and operate a restaurant/food service establishment in New York City. They will use real-life examples to talk about the realities of what is takes to open and grow a restaurant. Get your questions answered!


At the end of the workshop, you will have the knowledge and resources to:  

  • Describe what you need to know about the food business to stay in business
  • Describe, from conception to completion, several of the steps or obstacles to opening a restaurant
  • Identify where to go within New York City agencies for help
  • Discuss the complexities of opening and operating a restaurant/food service establishment


  • “Expert in the field of owning and operating restaurants”
  • “Very knowledgeable”
  • “Firm, honest, to the point”

DATE AND TIME: July 12, 2022, 10 am – 2 pm Eastern Time


FEE: This is a paid event costing $35.

There will be no refunds for this webinar unless SCORE NYC cancels it.

NO WALK-INs. You must register to attend. Registration closes July 8.

IMPORTANT! Proof of vaccination and wearing a mask are required.



In 2008, Bill started The Salon Group, a food services consulting firm, and since has been involved in nearly one hundred projects in the industry. All the businesses on which he has consulted have grossed over $150,000,000 in first year sales, ranging from smaller existing operations to creating and establishing larger brands (some launching multiple locations). 

Growing up in a family that owned several restaurants, he worked in every position both front and back of the house and in the mid-90’s owned three restaurants consecutively for which he personally negotiated a successful buyout. 

Bill’s expertise, learned over the decades, has allowed him to lead workshops on restaurant operations and openings for the New York City branch of SCORE (an SBA affiliate), the New York State Empire Development Corporation and the NYC Small Business Services. 


Elliot is the president of ENE Consulting Services, Inc. He served as President/CEO of large food service distribution business serving restaurants and institutions; senior VP of large company providing financial and marketing services to restaurants nationwide. He is an Assistant professor, Cornell U. School of Hotel Administration. Elliott is a graduate of NYU and is a SCORE NYC mentor.

In Person! Starting & Operating a Restaurant or Food Service Operation