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Why owning your own café is the new Australian dream and MasterChef is responsible!

The great Australian dream has always been to own your own home. Culturally we are a nation of home owners, unlike the majority of the rest of the world where renting is the social norm. As the average price of a house in Sydney soars well over the $1 million mark, many people are reassessing that dream as being unaffordable, unobtainable even.

 

Australians now have a new dream. The dream is to own their own café or restaurant and MasterChef, the addictive reality television program, is in part responsible. We call it the “MasterChef Effect” …. the dramatic rise in the interest in food in Australia over the past 10 years.

 

It’s official, Australians are becoming obsessed with all things food. It’s no wonder that more and more people want to turn their passion for food into a career by opening their own café for example. And they are doing it in droves. The number of cafes across Australia grows at a staggering 7%pa. According...

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The 5 steps to opening a successful cafe

 

At some time in our careers, we all usually reach the point where we question what we’re doing and if we’re really happy. It’s not unusual that during this time of self-reflection, people decide to make a change. Often that change involves making the leap from employee to employer, opening their own business. For many Australians, a café is their choice of business, with an annual growth rate of 7%pa and a country fixed with coffee, cafes in Australia are booming.

 

Owning a café has always been one of those dream jobs that people wonder about. The appeal is understandable; The freedom of being your own boss, building an asset to secure your financial future and working in an engaging non corporate environment. Like any small business, running a café is not rocket science, anyone can do it, some are just more successful than others.

 

As food consultants we are asked all the time about how you open a successful café. So...

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