aleman42 wrote:I crave my home livings and I'm sure many expats an natives would appreciate the deliciousness not found here.....
Peruvians aren't fans of foreign food and the expats love the Peruvian fare. There was a German guy running a nice foodplace in San Miguel. Very clean place, excellent food but couldn't get punters through the door. He closed down as quick as he started up.
Don't put your odds on the expatcommunity. They won't stand in line at your business at a daily basis. With the takings you get from them you won't be able to survive.
aleman42 wrote:I already have done my research and it is not a difficult situation.....btw....do you do your research?...might be a good idea for you do so....seems you just come up with your own ideas and conclusions.We have all come to this country for a new and positive start
I thought of starting up a food business as well and did my research. I am a qualified chef and worked at 5 star hotels and a Michelin starred restaurant. I also thought of starting up a low budget food place like a hole in the whole place or a food truck. But after carefull consideration, I figured out that it's not that easy as it looks like and even harder to make enough money with it.
I don't want to put you off your great idea but it's much easier to lose money in Peru than to make money in Peru. I think you will get more success if you run a decent food business in Germany. Germans appreciate and will pay for decent food and they will pay a bit more if it's good quality.
But if you run a hole in the wall place or food truck on the street in Peru then you are competing in the lowest segment of the food business. Customers who buy food at hole in the wall places or food trucks, are only interested in the price and not quality or hygiene of the establishment.
Many gringos come to Peru and think that can do things better than the locals. Almost all fail and the ones that are succesfull are struggling to survive or didn't last long.
The other things is that as a foreigner, to start up a business you need to invest at least $30000 and employ at least 3 Peruvians on a full time basis. They must be on planilla.
And as a gringo, if your run a business ''off the record'' then you will get noticed and competitors will have a word with the municipalidad who will come along to check if you have a business licence, hygiene certificate, defensa civil certificate and SUNAT will pay you a visit as well.