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How to Successfully Open a Restaurant in L.A.

at Los Angeles City College - Online

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$149 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jun 12, 10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time

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Part 1: Getting Started
Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Aja Beard

What you'll learn in this management course:

How to Successfully Open a Restaurant in L.A. (During COVID-19) 

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a restaurant owner or operator but have no idea where to start? Are you hesitant to start a new food concept during COVID-19? Join restaurant consultant Aja Beard for a 3-part series on how to transform your restaurant idea from paper into a successful business. She has helped several business owners pivot their existing restaurant model to a successful take out and delivery business so they can thrive during these challenging times.

*These classes can be taken as a series or individually. If you are new to the restaurant industry we highly recommend taking all 3 parts.*

Part 1: Getting started-Permits, Licenses, Social Distancing Requirements, Writing a business plan, Navigating Health Inspections and sourcing a location

Part 2: Fundamentals of creating a great restaurant: Food Costs, Labor Costs, Menu Engineering, POS selection, Marketing and Funding resources

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

If students are interested in requesting a refund, we are currently waiving the $10 cancellation fee. Students still have to option to transfer to another class, instead of a refund.   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

We reserve the right to cancel any class offering if the minimum number of student enrollments necessary to support it is not achieved. You will be notified no less than the day prior to the start of the first session if an offering will be cancelled by Community Services and offered either a transfer of your fees to another class offering or a full refund.

There are no refunds after a class has begun. Student requested refunds must be made 48 hours before the class begins. There will be a $10 processing fee per class.

Note:Refunds are not issued for absences nor prorated for late registration. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Aja Beard 1 $149
10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Aja Beard 1 $149
10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Aja Beard 1 $149
10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Aja Beard 1 $149
10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Aja Beard 1 $149
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 12:00pm Pacific Time Aja Beard 1 $149

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