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NEW! How to Launch Your Own Café or Restaurant

March 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


The food and hospitality industry is dynamic, and fast-paced and requires careful planning. Leaping into this highly competitive industry without knowing your business objectives and strategies, financial forecasts and target market can be a costly mistake.

Come learn some tricks of the trade from the owners of 4 successful eateries. You’ll discover how they got involved in the business and their industry experience prior to going on their own, what groundwork they did before launching, what would they say to aspiring restauranteurs, and how they have managed menus, staff, landlords, food costs, marketing, COVID and much more. Be sure to bring your questions!


Isobel Gibson-Flader | Founder and Owner, Café Iso

Maria de Lourdes Bermudez |Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Cafe Arthur -Canine cafe and neighbourhood resto

Dave Evans, Partner |Pizza Bouquet

André Thériault |Co-Founder and Partner, Pizza Bouquet

Elena Matsuo and Dave Cote |Co-Founders and Co-Owners, Cafe Komma Rosta

Pre-registration is required.

This workshop is available both in-person as well as online.

If you registered for the in-person workshop please present yourself at the YES office, situated at 666 Sherbrooke Street West on the 7th floor, 15-30 minutes prior to the start time of the workshop.

If you registered for the online workshop, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log on a few hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

This low registration fee is only possible thanks to our generous funders and partners.


March 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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YES Employment + Entrepreneurship
666 Sherbrooke Street West 7th Floor
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E7 Canada
514 878 9788
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YES Employment + Entrepreneurship
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