Workshop: Food Service Launch & Growth
October 16, 2017
6 – 8pm PST
We’re partnering once again with Bauman College to present aspiring food makers and entrepreneurs with insights and ideas for transforming your business ideas into reality. Gail Lillian of Liba Falafel will share her experiences of launching a successful food truck, growing her business and opening her first brick and mortar location. This workshop will delve into starting and running a food service business and discuss the benefits, pitfalls and lessons learned along the way.
If you’re interested in catering, mobile food service or brick and mortar, you’ll gain valuable insights into the design and operations of a successful business.
This workshop will cover:
- Concept to market: key decisions and operational considerations for getting your business off the ground
- What to expect the first six months after launch
- Pros and cons of mobile vs. brick and mortar
- Managing your life, schedule and creating work life balance as an entrepreneur
This event is open to the public.
Gail Lillian is a veteran of the food industry, with over 25 years’ experience cooking, managing, and developing concepts. She opened Liba Falafel in 2009 as a food truck, and is considered a pioneer in mobile food. Gail expanded Liba into a restaurant in Uptown Oakland in 2014.
She teaches and consults across the Bay Area on the subject of entrepreneurship, and sits on Oakland’s Task Force for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. She is also certified mediator, volunteering with local organizations to help people in the community work through their disputes.
She celebrates food with vigor and thinks it brings a sometimes black-and-white world into beautiful vivid color.