Running a Restaurant/Menu planning



I am in the dehydrating business, i have drying Equipment (dehydrators, processing equipment etc...)
I dry a tropical vegetable for a niche market, i am located in Montreal. My market is mainly Caribbean people (diaspora).
I am looking for other products to dry (fruits or vegetables) and maximize my dehydrating equipment .
Do you know some popular products(fruits or vegetables ) i can dry to diversifie my market?
Which dried food you would suggest? give me what you know from your personal experience, i am open to anything

Thank you

If you are looking for another direction to go in which will broaden your product line how about the camping industry. I would suggest items like Marinara sauce. If you like this idea then you could expand to all types of sauces that dry well in a dehydrator. Think about Glutin free as well. This is a huge market. A gluten free Marinara Sauce, you could add a bolognese sauce. This is a huge market and the idea of all Glutin free products could be a very profitable direction for you to go in.

I hope this helped.


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Robert Lagonia


I am well versed in most areas of the restaurant industry. I have had 30 years of experience in Setting up, designing, menu planning, food and labor costing and the full build out of 6 restaurants. I also have a lot of knowledge in the laws of NY state.In addition I have extensive knowledge in the golf industry from food and beverage to the operations of a private club.


I have owned built and operated 6 restaurants from fine dining to pizzeria's. My experience spans over 30 years in this industry. My areas of expertise are: Food and beverage, Purchasing, food costing, menu planning as well as the daily needs of a restaurant. I have extensive knowledge in the full build out of a new restaurant from the ground up. I have also owned and operated the food and beverage operations in a private country club. My knowledge in the golf industry is fairly extensive and can answer most questions in this area as well.

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