SchoolCésar Ritz Colleges
Getting a bachelor's degree at César Ritz Colleges was the best investment my family has made so far. We learned about every department of a hotel, and gained various soft skills. Meeting guest lecturers provided us with a strong network of professionals before even graduating. The knowledge and experience received have helped me to be more confident, focused, and motivated.
In César Ritz Colleges, the business plan - as part of Business Start-up module - is a great opportunity to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and learn to create industry analytics.
My business plan was about opening a luxury restaurant. I worked every day scanning business plan examples from the college library, and scheduling interviews with industry professionals. I chose Zurich, then I researched the business regulations and registration processes there. I spent a day in Zurich taking photos and analyzing potential competitors in the target area. Finally, I spoke with chefs in Swiss restaurants to understand how the Swiss food supply works and to create a menu.
My teacher was amazed and happy with my project. I think the key to success was to truly like the idea, visualize it, and discuss it with people from the industry.
I plan to pitch this business plan to investors in Zurich because César Ritz Colleges helped me to develop a very professional plan that includes everything needed to open a restaurant right away.