I am able to offer my services in several ways - subject to your requirements ;
Either via an hourly rate for time spent on a problem
Or via an agreed amount for a specified query that will take more time to sort
Via an agreed monthly payment for more ongoing work if you need someone to take care of everything whilst you are unable to/or away from France
Please contact me for details : Every enquiry will be dealt with specifically by what you need from me in mind, and fees will be discussed accordingly
For any work undertaken there is a minimum charge of a one hour fee.
Dotty Kitchen Catering & Licenced Restaurant is a successful family business based in Cailhavel, Aude, South France. I originally moved to France with my two children whilst my husband worked in UK. After settling into our new life in France I decided after two years it was time for me to set up a business – we converted our family home in Montreal to an outside catering business to utilise my culinary skills. A year and a half after, we had such a successful business catering for holidaymakers in gites, chateau’s, weddings and general dinner parties we decided to sell our family home with a view to opening a restaurant. We eventually bought new premises in March 2011 and renovated them with a view to opening a restaurant.
Dotty Kitchen Catering changed to Dotty Kitchen Licenced Restaurant and Tearooms in October 2011 with a huge network of local and visiting clients, over 16,000 hits on our new website and a sell out 10 first weeks of business.
This is the background to our business but it could not be where it is now without the assistance of Carolyn . As our French language was very limited we needed a lot of help ploughing through the minefield of French bureaucracy. We had both previously worked for the Chamber of Commerce in the UK and knew the extent of legislation and the issues of new business start up’s, but in a foreign country with language and culture barriers we needed assistance.
Through a network of friends who had also utilised Carolyn's skills, we had a meeting with her, she listened to our requirements and sorted through mountains of paperwork, legalities, contacting official bodies and finally accompanying me on a visit to the Chamber to enable me to register my new restaurant and undertake a new three day course to get a Licence 4 which was the stepping stone to propelling our business into a new market.
I do believe that Carolyn’s assistance has been invaluable to Dotty Kitchen Restaurant being the success it is. Carolyn’s determination got us passed language and administrative barriers and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others, she is there at the end of a phone or email at a very reasonable hourly rate!
Carolyn Knight has been an enormous help to us in running a rental property in France. She is very nice to deal with , immediately responsive, resourceful and above all Carolyn stays calm and gets things done.This is a great help when you are located too far away and do not speak the language. Carolyn understands the local process and fits in with the local people. Carolyn is an important part of taking the stress out of renting out a French property and we would recommend her services to any prospective client.
Setting up a business in France is very difficult even if you speak some of the language and you can never underestimate the time it takes ! Thank you Carolyn for all your help.
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