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Turning a Profit in the Restaurant Biz: Financial Management for Longevity

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT

Knowing the importance of controlling food costs, understanding payroll and overhead, and the impact of the cost of living to balance the cost of operations are vital to any culinary venture. Add in the knowledge and tools to assess and implement as changes occur in the market plus laws maintaining minimum wage and employee confidence and value. This workshop will prepare you with the necessary information to assist in longevity plans.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Financial approach of the past to the present approach to the culinary business will continue to change
  • Choosing food to create your culinary menu will affect food costs
  • Balancing payroll and overhead are imperative to financial culinary success
  • How to remain in the market, implement new law requirements, and adjust to minimum wage raises

Supported by the Mendo Lake Food Hub.


$25 Coast Women in Business or Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce members; $30 general admission


Nicholas Petti is a well-known restaurateur in Fort Bragg, California, and the head of instruction of Mendocino Community College’s Culinary Arts Management Program. He’s a leader in the culinary community, winning acclaims and awards for his crab cakes every year in the Mendocino Crab and Wine Days and countless community “farm-to-table” fundraisers. As a culinary arts instructor, he introduces his students to traditional foods from around the world while presenting the most modern techniques and artfully created approaches. Mendocino Community College was the fortunate educational institution to have him lead their program, and we’re pleased to welcome him to our West Business Development Center culinary workshop series.


The West Business Development Center (West Center) prepares entrepreneurs to adapt to rapid technology shifts, a mobile workforce, and the growth of customization. West Center supports Mendocino County small business owners and the communities they serve so they may thrive in the decades ahead. Established in 1988, West Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3), with two locations: in Fort Bragg, California, and Ukiah, California.

To become a West Center client, visit Get Started, and an advisor will contact you to schedule a meeting.


May 2, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
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West Business Development Center – Ukiah, CA
185 East Church Street
Ukiah, CA 95432 United States
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