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Nisbets: Australia's Leading Retailer Of Catering Equipment & Supplies. Choose From Top Quality Brands Including Apuro, Moffat, Polar, Victorinox & Olympia. Spend More Save More. Stores Nationwide. Australian Wide Delivery. Open to Trade & Public. Same Day Despatch. Coffee... Read MoreWhether you love the strong, classic espresso or favour refreshing iced lattes piled with cream, we’ve put together everything you need to make and serve your coffee creations with flair. HOW TO START A FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS Launching a mobile food business – be it a mobile food truck, van, trailer or marquee – can be a hugely rewarding, yet highly challenging process that comes with its own unique set of considerations. And with such a vast amount of information to take in, it can understandably become a bit overwhelming. But don’t be dissuaded! This handy guide has been developed to provide you with all the information you’ll need to get your mobile food van business started - from branding and marketing to licences and permits. COUNTING THE COSTS: A GUIDE TO MENU AND FOOD COSTING For someone new to the food service industry, pricing food for sale in a cafe or restaurant may appear as simple an equation as: ‘Cost of ingredients’ + ‘An adequate profit margin’. As anyone who has ever owned or managed a food establishment can confirm, the calculations are far more complex. The true cost of producing a single meal needs to take into account a myriad of overheads aside from the mere cost of ingredients - get that formula wrong and you may cost yourself out of the market or leave yourself little to no profit. By the time the menus are printed, the window of opportunity to easily modify your pricing has closed. This means that getting your pricing structure in place needs to be done early, even while writing your business plan. An ongoing formula should be adopted to streamline the pricing process, ensuring competitive yet profitable business dealings. DESIGNING A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN The key to your success as a food business is in the kitchen design. A strong design will make your kitchen run smoothly and efficiently, so everything must be planned long before you open your restaurant. Everyone knows you need great staff, solid equipment and a chef who knows what they're doing – but a vital part of your operation is the design of your commercial kitchen.