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How To Become A Successful Food Entrepreneur In India?

We often trade our entrepreneur dreams with our stable well paying job simply because it’s safe and comfortable. People generally think that being an entrepreneur is a risky, expensive and uncertain career path, they’re not entirely wrong.

You are considered “crazy” if you refuse to accept your job appraisal and leave to do something on your own. But let me tell you that the most important thing you need to become a successful entrepreneur is the ability to take risks and grab opportunities

If you are motivated to become a successful food entrepreneur yourself, then stick till the end. 

Here’s How You Can Establish Yourself As A Successful Food Entrepreneur

1. Passion For Food & Industry

‘There is no love sincerer than the love of food’

If you want to become a successful food entrepreneur or open your own restaurant then you need to be passionate about Food and changing people’s lives by serving food. You don’t necessarily have to be a chef or food expert in order to thrive in the field.

Nothing more appeals to a customer than an inspiring journey of establishing a business from the ground up. 

Hire and network with people who are equally or more passionate about food, business and the industry. Passion along with loyal staff, sound strategy and seed capital can do wonders. 

2. Clear Vision For The Future Along With Experience

Passion and having a tasty cuisine idea are enough to start something but not enough to run an empire. A strong company strategy, branding, product positioning, supply chain management, shelf strategy and others things need to be sorted as you grow. Your clear vision from the beginning will prevent you from investing in many things that you may regret later and help you take better decisions for your business.

A business without a clear strategy and vision for the future is considered lost. Consumers of today are well-read, aware of the world, and perform extensive research on every brand/business they are associated with. Unlike in the past when only major brands were desired, customers are willing to listen and support even a small food start-up if they’re authentic and the food entrepreneur has passion, mission, and vision for its business. 

3. Know Your Strengths And Hire The Rest! 

You may not be a culinary expert or chef, your area of expertise may be marketing or finance or operations then you know what you can handle and now it’s time to hire the rest of the talent. 

Hire a restaurant manager, bartender, servers, cashiers, chefs, sous chefs, cleaning staff, food quality manager, food consultant and others as and when required by your business.

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A restaurant experience is most affected by the food quality and service deliveredWell-managed restaurant staff can enhance your output manifold. People have set expectations from restaurant staff. They need to be courteous, welcoming and available. Your restaurant’s success largely depends on how well you train and manage the restaurant staff. 

Here’s a good read: An Ideal Guide To Restaurant Staff Management In 2022

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4. Awareness Of Associated Risks

The food industry has its own unique difficulties. It requires highly perishable ingredients and produces perishable products. In today’s time where word of mouth and social media can spread information like wildfire, you cannot afford to compromise on food hygiene, safety and expiry of a product. Therefore, there must be a high level of consistency and quality along with a constant commitment to food safety. 

Apart from that, you need to keep up with trends in consumers’ lifestyles such as veganism, gluten-free products, healthy bowls etc. You should also keep on introducing newer menu items or recipes to keep your customers coming back to you. 

A thorough risk management strategy should be in place to prevent any mishaps or inconsistencies leading to reduced profits. Utilizing technology, training staff members on safety procedures, and regular building and equipment maintenance will all help to keep your reputation intact.

5. Ability To Grab Investment Opportunities

Till there’s humanity there will be hunger. Therefore, the food industry is never going to be replaced or diminished like the landline telephone industry. As an entrepreneur, you have to be an opportunist. Not optimistic or realistic, but an opportunist. As and when given any appropriate business or networking opportunity you must grab it and make the most out of it. 

You don’t just need your risk-taking personality to set up your business, you also need it to grow your business. Therefore, take calculated risks and don’t give up on opportunities by being too comfortable with the growth of your business or lack of the right people or technology. 

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As the famous saying goes, “Food brings people together on many different levels. It nourishes the body and soul”

A successful food business personality or restaurant can be difficult to establish and demands your constant attention. But, it will be worth it when your operations are smooth, your staff is well trained and you have a clear vision for your business. 

Rely on smart and updated restaurant POS software and the right people to manage your business operations smoothly while you prepare for the next steps of your business. 

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Fatema Rasiwala
Fatema Rasiwala
Content writer at Petpooja


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