Within Moscow’s hospitality industry, foreign restaurateurs tend to stand out with their vibrant and unusual projects. The fresh issue of the business magazine BIGMOSCOW (October — December 2018) analyzes the main trends in the development of the capital’s restaurant market, providing a compilation of expat entrepreneurs’ success stories. One of them is the Argentinian Adrian Quetglas, who has every reason to be proud of his career as a Moscow restaurateur and chef: one of his establishments got into the world’s Top 100, according to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Today, he co-owns two restaurants presenting his signature cuisine.
The Japanese confectioner Kobayashi Katsuhiko could not realize the dream of his own restaurant in France, where he had worked for a good ten years. In Moscow, he succeeded.
Six years ago, the Frenchman Johan Bott opened a tiny vegetarian café with an unusual concept in Moscow. Originally intended for friends and friends of friends, it has since become an iconic institution, and the number of guests increased dramatically.
The Italian Stefano Pizzuti has been doing business in Russia since the early 1990s, supplying restaurants with fresh Italian products. Four years ago, the food embargo forced him to diversify, and he began producing Italian cheeses in Russia.
As always, the new issue of BIGMOSCOW also contains many other stories about foreign entrepreneurs who succeeded in Moscow.
For the Englishman Anthony Kent, a half-year contract for teaching English has turned into twenty years of life in Moscow. Today, he runs his own school — the British Business Language Center.
The hero of another article is Teddyboy Greg — perhaps the most eccentric American businessman in Moscow. Last year, he opted for permanent residence in Russia “because of acute political differences with the US establishment” and opened a barbershop in Moscow. Tattooed from head to toe, he acts as a walking advertisement of his institution.
Under “modus operandi,” BIGMOSCOW explains, in detail, the procedure of registering a Russian company belonging to a foreigner entrepreneur. It differs little from the practice of most countries, but is much cheaper in terms of state duties and the minimum amount of share capital.
The BIGMOSCOW (Business Investment Guide to Moscow) magazine is published with the support of the Moscow Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations. It appears in Russian, English and German. All versions of the present issue (October — December 2018) are available via the AppStore and Google Play for free download to owners of smartphones and tablets worldwide.