In celebration of Emirati Women’s Day on August 28, Restaurant Secrets Inc. (RSI) has announced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity worth AED500,000
The UAE-based, restaurant consultancy firm, Restaurant Secrets Inc. (RSI) has revealed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one aspiring female Emirati restaurant entrepreneur. Any female, UAE national wishing to open their own restaurant, can partake and win up to AED500,000 worth of consultancy services to help them successfully launch and achieve their dream.
What’s on offer? Gain the opportunity to learn how to create and operate a successful and sustainable restaurant business model and launch it with the support of RSI. The consultancy will help with everything from conceptualisation and feasibility studies to recruitment, pre-opening support and ultimately, the restaurant launch. Depending on the type of restaurant, this pro bono service is valued at up to half a million dirhams.
What do you require to submit in your application? You must provide a simple business plan detailing why you want to open a restaurant, explain your USPs and express your vision statement. Applicants must also be able to show record of their entrepreneurial spirit in F&B or another field, or provide proof of a business degree or experience in running a small business. All applications will be reviewed by a panel, comprising RSI’s senior management along with one of RSI’s former Emirati female clients, who too have taken the journey to open their own restaurant.
If this, is you, here’s how you can apply. Send in your application for the opportunity between August 28 to September 27 directly via the website (link below), where you have to click on the ‘Emirati Women’s Day’ tab; or visit RSI’s Instagram page (link below) to download an application pack from the link in the bio.
As a female-run organization, RSI looks to support female entrepreneurs and has a client list of which more than 40 per cent are women. A large percentage of these are Emirati women who have launched restaurants such as Mitts & Trays, Montauk Boutique Café, Jolie Café, Utopia Bakery, That Café and Duchess Café, to name a few.
Note: Entry for applications will open on Emirati Women’s Day, August 28 and close on September 27, 2021.