Hi all, I have a question concerning of a brand new start-up restaurant (still in the business planning stage) on developing their menu. What exactly would be the "proper and best" way to decide on and finalize the (standard) recipes? I've read that working with a chef at the beginning early stage would be a good idea. Does a chef usually charge to help with the menu planning? :chef: And what are some good ways in finding a chef? (word of mouth? specialized fee-recruiters?) I reside in the city of Calgary. What about the recipes themselves? Would it be considered "illegal" to take recipes from books and use them? Or do recipes need to be personally created? Thanks for your help.