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What actually happens when a restaurant closes?

  • Worksmith 450 Smith Street Collingwood Australia (map)

Worksmith welcomes Peter "Kimchi Pete" Jo, Owner & Chef of Restaurant Shik for an in-depth chat on Monday, July 15th, where we ask 'What actually happens when a restaurant closes?'

The restaurant business is tough. Amid the many success stories across Melbourne's culinary paradise, there are also stories of undeserving failure. Studies have shown that the majority of independent restaurants will close within one year of opening, and, for those remaining in business past their first year, over 70 percent will close in three to five years (yikes).

Restaurant Shik; the contemporary Korean diner which opened to immediate acclaim, consistently featured in 'best of' lists and heaped with praise closed after just one year in early April, 2019.

Veteran restaurant critic and Creative Director of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Pat Nourse will be moderating the talk. In late 2018, Nourse himself implored Melbournians to visit Shik in his write up of Melbourne's 'Best New Restaurants' for Gourmet Traveller.

A Worksmith event that is not to be missed.

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