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Restaurant Business Development Grant Program

Applications open October 5th to January 5. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when we open applications for our next cohort.

About

We’re devoted to dismantling the long history of food injustice in providing resources, training services, and bridging communities together. Feed the Soul Foundation has established a fund valued at $15,000, used for any culinary development support for your business.

The Restaurant Business Development Program ensures your business is financially sustainable, operationally, and advancing towards the next culinary endeavors. Cohorts will receive:

  • 6 months of intentional consultations followed up with educational training services
  • A financial stipend based on the demands of your business
  • Continuous training and services extend to support you with procedures that help you process and maintain your business

Learn more below about the menu of consulting services available to Cohorts.

Program Offerings

Cohort Consulting Services

Menu Consultation

Consult with expert to maximize your menu options, reduce food costs, create authentic and competitive offerings for your audience.

Beverage Program

Receive profit margin returns for culinary businesses, including 1-on-1 to develop a customer-focused beverage program.

Nutritional & Dietary

Focus on food inequities correlate with race, class, and geography, all indicators of one’s ability to access healthy foods.

Operating Procedures

Build Standard Operating Procedures, strategies and planning to ensure that your business is working to its maximum capacity.

Food Styling

Support for all intersections of branding for business owners, and increases the culinary industry through instant images and witty content creation.

Customer Service

Receive assistance in training for restaurant staff on how to provide exceptional customer experiences.

Merchandising

Contributes to the sale of products to retail consumers and providing business owners with a creative way to entice customers to purchase more.

Human Resources

Receive consulting services to better understand organizational structure.

Business Sustainability

Plan and adopt best practices to improve your chance of longevity by supporting businesses that are under pressure with limited resources to thrive in the culinary community.

Ads & Marketing

Increase visibility and receive access training, including advertising, digital learning, radio promotions, public relations, and overall promotional strategies.

Get to Know

Meet Our Consultants

Feed the Soul collaborated with over 20 consultants nationwide to support our 2021 Restaurant Business Development Cohort. Our consultants specialize in areas that support the growth of businesses in the culinary industry.

Ali Manning

Ali Manning

Owner, Umami Food Consulting

Victoria Andrews

Victoria Andrews

Tristen Sutton

Tristen Sutton

Owner, Tristen Sutton Consulting

Toni S. Brown

Toni S. Brown

Owner, Skye Media Group

Bryan Davis

Bryan Davis

Troy & Marguerite Williams

Troy & Marguerite Williams

Casey Snipes

Casey Snipes

Owner, Snipes Design Agency

Chip Joyner

Chip Joyner

Culture of Wellness

Culture of Wellness

Owners

Karen Amat

Karen Amat

Owner, Social Media Houston

Terrika Baugh

Terrika Baugh

Executive Chef, Kitchen + Kocktails

Broderick Hall

Broderick Hall

Arielle Smith

Arielle Smith

Teaira Abston

Teaira Abston

Owner, Dreamcatcher Creative Studio

Julian Boyd

Julian Boyd

Joy Hutton

Joy Hutton

Fresh Out the Kitchen

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