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Ops to Props: The Business of Running a Profitable Restaurant

May 15, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - May 28, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

8 week Program: May 15- July 17.
Registration closes May 10th.

Join us for our second year of Ops to Props, an intensive eight week training course for experienced restaurant professionals developed and facilitated by staff and curriculum from Grand Valley State University’s Department for Hospitality and Tourism Management and Colors Restaurant / ROC United.

This interactive training course is intended for owner-operators, front/back of house managers and other key management staff of both small and large independently owned restaurants, diners, cafes and bistros.

This comprehensive curriculum is intended to drive profitability through emphasis on:
• Staff Retention, HR Practices and Organizational Development
• Food and Beverage Accounting: Industry Benchmarks and Profit Margins
• Standard Operating Procedures and Systems
• Key Marketing Initiatives for Food and Beverage Establishments

Course participants will also be exposed to ROC United’s flagship program RAISE (Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment), which encourages restaurant owners to create and maintain sustainable business practices for employees and consumers while boosting their bottom line.

Upon successful completion of the Ops to Props training course, participants will receive a Certificate in Food and Beverage Management from Grand Valley State University’s Department for Hospitality and Tourism Management.

This training series is produced by the following partners:

GVSU Hospitality & Tourism Management : The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Grand Valley State University offers a practical, management-oriented program that seeks to integrate theory with experience. The program offers a Bachelor of Science degree with emphases in the following areas, Food and Beverage Management, Lodging Management, Meeting and Event Management, Recreation and Leisure Management, and Tourism Management.

COLORS Restaurant – Detroit/ Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) : The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce. We are over 24,000 restaurant workers, 200 high-road employers, thousands of engaged consumers united for raising restaurant industry standards.

TechTown: TechTown is Detroit’s most established business accelerator and incubator, offering a full suite of entrepreneurial services for both tech and neighborhood enterprises. We help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow, while strengthening and diversifying the local economy.

For more information on the curriculum, or general inquiries please call Dr. Alicia Renee Farris at ROC Michigan: 313-962-5020


May 15, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
May 28, 2017 @ 9:00 PM


(313) 879-5250


Colors Restaurant – Detroit
311 E Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
(313) 496-1212