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Opening a Food Stall

Postby ironlady » Wed, 02 Dec 2009 10:44 pm

Hi all ,I am intending to open up a Nasi Padang style of food stall.

Where can I buy those very big pots from to cook ?

Also, does anyone know any website or something where I can get the suppliers from who can supply me with the vege etc to cook.

Any sort of guidance & advice towards my homework for opening a food stall in a mall's food court will be much appreciated.

Thanks! :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Dec 2009 11:02 pm

Is this going to be in your nail salon? Or in one of the other businesses you were opening over the past couple of years? :wink:

You can find most anything you need in the "Green Book" Google is your friend.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 03 Dec 2009 2:48 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Is this going to be in your nail salon? Or in one of the other businesses you were opening over the past couple of years? :wink:

You can find most anything you need in the "Green Book" Google is your friend.
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Postby wcs » Thu, 03 Dec 2009 3:40 am

Head to Chinatown, there are restaurant suppliers there. I think it was Temple St. They have all the equipment you need to be a hawker, restaurant or caterer!

Good Luck!

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Postby ironlady » Thu, 03 Dec 2009 6:37 pm

To WCS : thanks very much, I shall go down to Temple St and take a look.

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Postby waynepoh » Fri, 11 Dec 2009 4:21 pm

I have some stall items for sale. I used to sell nasi lemak and have since winded up my business a month ago. You can email me at wayne_poh@hotmail.com and i will give you details.

I think you can take over some of my stuff since you plan to sell nasi padang.

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Postby SamDan1 » Sat, 12 Dec 2009 12:11 am

anyone noes the budget to open a cafe? one that sells pastry and coffee and tea. i would like to noe what is the rent like in singapore. say 400 square feet? enough?

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Postby shalamazoo » Sat, 12 Dec 2009 7:41 pm

i will be taking a job as purchasing manager soon for a fine dinning restaurant, as i am not from Singapore, where would look to purchase (name brand) kitchen equipment, furniture, uniform, food and other related to F&B??

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 12 Dec 2009 9:36 pm

shalamazoo wrote:i will be taking a job as purchasing manager soon for a fine dinning restaurant, as i am not from Singapore, where would look to purchase (name brand) kitchen equipment, furniture, uniform, food and other related to F&B??


And this, not wanting to use you as an example, is why the MOM is tightening up on giving out work visas. I'm sure there are locals who would NOT have to ask such a basic question if they were given the position. So I have to question why a work permit was/is being granted for you. It ends up that others here are having to do one of your basic functions of your position for you.

It's no wonder that the local are upset. :???:

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Postby shalamazoo » Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:09 am

please i am not taking any job away from anyone, i heard that there already a shortage of skill workers in the hotel and F&B industry already, becos of the two casinos, hotels thats due to open soon.
i have been in purchasing for over 20 yrs with experience in USA & China, since this forum is to help fellow expats get settle into SG with info, i though i would ask the question.

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Postby iamhenry » Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:43 am

For Malay cooking items you can try Joo Chiat area there.
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Postby ironlady » Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:36 pm

I am still doing my homework and deciding. Cooking will mean taking lots of time.

I am also looking into the Ya Kun Kaya Toast kind of concept. Something where people just pop in to get coffee and crispy bread, or cakes.

Lets see I am still looking into it
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:13 pm

ironlady wrote:I am still doing my homework and deciding.

Lets see I am still looking into it


Kinda like the other dozen businesses you were going to open in the past 3 years yeah?

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Postby ironlady » Sat, 19 Dec 2009 10:22 pm

I dont think you have to say that. I take things very slow, do my homework well, and go into it when I fully convinced to do it.

I have young children so for a lady to think of a full time business, has to be done very carefully.


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