A new fund has been launched in order to help the plethora of aspiring Emirati restauranteurs in the UAE.

In line with Emirati Women’s Day, which takes place this Saturday, August 28, Restaurants Secrets Inc. has set up a fund worth Dhs500,000 to help one aspiring female Emirati restaurant entrepreneur.

Since its launch, Restaurant Secrets Inc. has been supporting female entrepreneurs and several Emirati-owned restaurants such as Jolie Café, Utopia Bakery, That Café, Mitts & Trays and more.

CEO & Founder of Restaurant Secrets Inc., Gabrielle Mather, has called the UAE home for the last quarter of a century and has helped many Emirati women establish thriving businesses across the nation.

 

“I am constantly inspired by these women every day, their creativity, resilience and spirit of entrepreneurship,” she said. “I call UAE home and I am privileged to lead a consultancy that has been such an integral part of UAE’s F&B landscape.”

As part of the launch of the new fun, invaluable services provided by Restaurants Services Inc. will help an Emirati woman start her business from the ground up, giving the 360-degree support that’s needed.

Gabrielle Mather

In order to apply, candidates must be UAE nationals who are able to present a simple business plan with information as to why they want to open a restaurant, outlining what makes their model unique. Additionally, proof of a business degree or experience in running a small business is needed.

The applicants will be reviewed by an Emirati panel of judges including RSI’s senior management team and a former Emirati client to ensure the right decision is made.

Applications for entry will open on Emirati Women’s Day, August 28 and closes on September 27, 2021. To enter visit restaurantsecretsinc.com and click on the Emirati Women’s Day tab or @restaurantsecreretinc on Instagram to download the application pack.

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