Resilient Restaurateurs: Growing a Restaurant Group from the Ground Up
The restaurant business offers one of the sexiest, most capital-intensive, low-margin, high-risk startup opportunities out there. Long-hours, high-employee turnover, and the promise of an ultra-competitive landscape await each and every culinary entrepreneur. Even the most seasoned and successful CEO is challenged by evolving worlds of ingredient sourcing, food trends, technology, government regulations, and consumer preferences. Yet for all its potential pitfalls, the restaurant industry attracts and shapes some of the sharpest, most tenacious and creative entrepreneurs that you will ever meet.
Hear from a panel of Denver's most influential restaurateurs about their journeys to scale. From a single flagship location to multiple eateries, and from original concept through fresh, new creations, each venture is its own startup with its own set of challenges and opportunities. Big fails and lessons learned, appreciation for the small wins, a passion for food and an appetite for all things entrepreneurial are behind the success of Denver’s favorite restaurant startups.
This awesome panel will feature:
Katie Lazor (EatDenver)
Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (Frasca, Pizzeria Locale, Tavernetta, Scarpetta Wine)
Beth Gruitch (Rioja, Euclid Hall, Bistro Vendôme, Stoic & Genuine, Ultreia)
Peter Newlin (Co-owner of Park Burger, Homegrown Tap & Dough, and Birdcall)