Calling All First-Time Restaurateurs!

If you’re an independent first-time restaurant owner who will be opening up shop sometime in the next six months, today just may be your lucky day.

The Opener, a TV series featuring chef and restaurant consultant David Adjey, focuses on the range of experiences first-time restaurant owners go through as they get their new businesses off the ground, while Chef Adjey lends his expertise to put the finishing touches on each new hot spot.

The show’s producers are looking for a couple of New Jersey locations to feature on the series. If you’re interested in applying, check out this list of criteria, then GO FOR IT!

Restaurants MUST…

… be owned by first-time restaurant owners only.
… be opening in the next six months.
… NOT be a chain or franchise.
… be full service. (No delis, bakeries, or take-out-only spots.)
… have at least 30 seats.
… want the help of a restaurant consultant and his team.
… be willing to divulge their budget on camera.
… be open to having a crew shoot in their establishment for about 10 days.

If you apply, please be sure to let the producers know that you heard about the show from Jersey Bites!

(416) 324-8537 x326 (Please note that their main office is in Toronto.)

Here’s a sneak peek of the show itself:

Stay tuned for a Jersey Bites interview with The Opener’s David Adjey, coming soon.

Rachel Bozek is a freelance writer and editor based in suburban Essex County. She grew up in Bergen County, and has lost track of how much time she’s spent on LBI and in the Wildwoods. Her search for the perfect pancake continues.