Progress Report

May 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm 6 comments

A little under two months away from the opening of Standing Sushi Bar.

It’s time to take stock of the progress made.  My gut feel is that I should be much further along, but hey, like anything else in life it’s time pressure that will force things to get done!

Chef: Main chef hired.  At least 2 other full-time chefs needed.  Anyone have any recommendations?  One of them needs to be able to take a whole fish and transform it into the wonder that becomes sushi.

Front-of-House Staff: Manager hired.  Need at least 3 more wait staff / cashier folks.

Menu: Near final.  Complete enough to determine what equipment is needed. Tofurkey did not make the cut.

Restaurant & Kitchen layout: Concept and draft is finished.  Need to meet with contractors and get their input on what is realistic.

Interior design: Still reviewing ideas.  Waaaaaaay behind.

Logo: Thank you for all the input on the logo!  I think I’m going to wait to see what our interior will look like and also finalize the ambience we are going for before revisiting the logo design.

Suppliers: In touch with a few fish and vegetable suppliers.

Kitchen equipment: Have done pricing and know where I will buy the majority of the equipment from.

Marketing plan: Say what?  This place will sell itself!  Ok, just kidding.  I’ve got tentative roll-out plans and campaigns.  However I do believe the concept and location require less marketing than a “destination” restaurant located outside of the central business district.




Entry filed under: Starting-up.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Niniane  |  May 22, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    How did you decide upon the deadline of two months?

  • 2. stand4sushi  |  May 22, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    @niniane I get the keys to the shopfront on July 1. I have until July 15 rent-free to get all the renovations done. If the store isn’t open on July 15, I’m paying rent with no cash flow coming in. The desire to not bleed money is what is forcing the deadline.

  • 3. Angela  |  May 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Let me know when the opening is! Good job so far! Great reading about the progress

  • 4. Peishan  |  May 22, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Disappointed about Torfukey, happy about inari sushi!

  • 5. stand4sushi  |  May 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    @angela Definitely will let you know when it opens. Hopefully July 15 or 16! Nice new twitter background btw. 🙂

    @peishan Inari sushi is just for you. But to annoy you I might sprinkle bacon bits in the rice.

  • 6. Berno  |  May 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    How’s the interior design coming along?

    Heavy, loud, noisy, pop-ish manga theme to compliment the pulse and energy of the environment

    Or pastel colour and zen theme to protray an oasis of calm. Be nice to yourself and enjoy this healthy and wholesome meal before you need to start fighting fire along Raffles Place.


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