First-time Restaurant Attempt

Discussion in 'After Culinary School' started by michaelangel07, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. michaelangel07

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    Hi everyone, so I'm trying to put my business plan together but having no such luck getting estimates on vendor prices. Was told by Sysco my best bet is hoping to get that information straight from the owners, but so far no such luck. Anyone having better luck than me that can give some advice?
     
  2. fablesable

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    I wrote a list of all the machines and commercial ware I was going to have to have in my kitchen. I then went to two commercial vendor places with my list and asked them to cost it out for me. I also went to a third used commercial vendor asking the same thing. I asked them all to give me a quote or approximation of cost as well as any warranties and guarantees that would be in place if I bought from them as well as from the manufacturers. I also asked them to cost the lists as a total sale with cash, credit and lease. Just to see the difference. This also impressed the hell out of the financial lenders I went to as they saw I was very thorough in investigating the financial output as well as all the options available. Although.....all of that might have been overkill....hehe

    PS: I did not tell the places the list was for a business plan, I just let them assume I was in the market to buy.
     
  3. michaelangel07

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    Alright then, I'll try to keep that in mind. Which vendors did you check out, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  4. fablesable

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    Well I am not too sure where you are at but I am in Canada and there are so many. I went to Hendrix, AFEquipment, HESCO and Russell Food Equipment. I also went onto kijiji.ca for some used commercial deals and dealers that advertise there.

    I am sure there are other chefs on here from the states that could send you in the right direction if you are from the states. It helps to know what state you are in also. 

    Look it up on Google under "commercial kitchen equipment vendors" and the state or province you are in. This will lead you towards a TON of sources.
     
  5. michaelangel07

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    Thanks a lot!I'll stay posted here.
     
  6. fablesable

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    I look forward to hearing how it goes!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/bounce.gif