Cyrus Batchan

Business Consultant & Entrepreneur

Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California. He has significant “hands on” experience with businesses. Currently, he is involved in the hospitality businesses Lock & Key, Nightshade, Skylight Nha Trang, and East-West Brewery (as Advisor).


Cyrus Batchan grew up in a restaurant family and worked every job from dishwasher, cook, delivery driver to bartender. Initially, he managed an investment fund developing real estates all throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. In 2013, he opened Lock & Key, an upscale lounge, in Los Angeles. Most recently, he has been involved in Nightshade, the first restaurant for Top Chef winner Mei Lin along with partner Francis Miranda of N°8. The expansive space, which goes into the former Cerveteca, will feature a pan-Asian menu infused with modern touches and California sensibilities, with Lin herself calling the experience “fine food in a casual setting.” Think fine dining touches and plating with flavor influences from Italy, Japan, and China.


Event Management Experience


In the early 2000s, Cyrus Batchan gained event management experienced and produced some of San Diego’s most innovative, high-profile events, creating a large following. Some events included the Suba Event Series held at Ventanas night club and the Vitamin Water VIP Reception during the Action Sports Retailers Convention. Instrumental in the launch of 944 Magazine’s San Diego edition, Batchan not only designed and executed special events for the magazine, but was responsible for the outstanding promotion of the magazine to the desired demographics. Cyrus Batchan was the creative force behind the success of the entertainment and beverage program of the W San Diego Innovative events supported by artful marketing set a new standard in the San Diego nightlife market. In collaboration with BBC, Cyrus developed a management team responsible for the production of very notable events and “ground-up” marketing and promotional blueprints for nightlife venues in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami. Throughout his industry tenure, the BBC team has managed the marketing programs for TWILO, GROOVEJET, LIFE, ROXY, CENTRO-FLY, USA, TUNNEL, REHAB, PALLADIUM, and TAO Las Vegas.


Education


Mr. Batchan received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego, California, in 2007. During law school, he was the Class Representative for the SBA, Director of the Outreach Program for at-risk teens, and received the First Year Outstanding Oral Argument Award.


Before law school, he received a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from California State University Fullerton, California, in 2000. He served as Chief Justice of the Associated Student Body Court, and as Outreach Coordinator for “Making Transfer Easy.”


Community Involvement


Since 2015, Cyrus Batchan, has been a volunteer representative of Living Through Giving Foundation and the program #HashtagLunchbag. Cyrus facilitates the #HashtagLunchbag Vietnam chapter in providing housing and meal distribution for the Vietnamese community.


Blog on Hospitality Business


For the benefit of young restaurant entrepreneurs, Cyrus Batchan shares his insights and experiences on his Blog at https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/


References


https://cyrusbatchan.us

https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/

https://nightshadela.com/

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/17/18145019/los-angeles-restaurant-openings-2019

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/20/18150455/nightshade-mei-lin-arts-district-restaurant-los-angeles-opening-photos

https://www.tastethedram.com/single-post/2017/03/13/lock-and-key/

https://hype.news/cyrus-batchan/

https://solomonlawguild.com/cyrus-batchan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyrus-batchan-a53916168

Cyrus Batchan is a business consultant and entrepreneur in Sherman Oaks, California.

Cyrus Batchan is a business consultant and entrepreneur in Sherman Oaks, California.

Restaurant Industry Blog of Cyrus Batchan

Business Consultant Cyrus Batchan, based on Sherman Oaks, California, is currently in the spotlight because of his involvement in one of the most anticipated Los Angeles restaurant openings, Nightshade, which is scheduled to open its doors in January. At the same time, he is setting up a blog and commentary for the restaurant industry and those who want to get involved, especially young entrepreneurs. The blog is available at https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com

Hospitality Business Consultant Cyrus Batchan starts blog

Cyrus Batchan has years of hands-on experience in the hotel and restaurant industry

Business Consultant Cyrus Batchan, based on Sherman Oaks, California, is currently in the spotlight because of his involvement in one of the most anticipated Los Angeles restaurant openings, Nightshade, which is scheduled to open its doors in January. At the same time, he is setting up a blog and commentary for the restaurant industry and those who want to get involved, especially young entrepreneurs. The blog is available at https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/


In the most recent restaurant endeavor, 2014 Eater Young Gun and Top Chef season 12 winner Mei Lin partnered with Cyrus Batchan and Francis Miranda of N°8 (Lock & Key in Koreatown) to build out a modern, wood-lined dining room with hanging lamps, lush greenery, and matching banquettes. The expansive space, which goes into the former Cerveteca, will feature a pan-Asian menu infused with modern touches and California sensibilities, with Lin herself calling the experience “fine food in a casual setting.” Nightshade has dining touches and plating with flavor influences from Italy, Japan, and China.


But back to the information that Cyrus Batchan is sharing on his Blog. “There is no study program that teaches young entrepreneurs how to get involved, how to plan a restaurant or bar, what hurdles one encounters, and how one makes it successful. In fact, such courses should be offered at every College. I hope that my Blog will provide some inspiration and ideas to those young entrepreneurs who have considered this industry. Hopefully some more experienced entrepreneurs will find it useful too,” says Batchan.

There are many aspects to consider when starting a restaurant or bar. First of all, “location, location, location” is critical but one must also define the target audience and demographics to review whether the clientele is sufficiently large at the intended location. Also, regulatory permits and legal requirements can easily drive a new entrepreneur crazy. Explains Cyrus Batchan: “Little did I know that obtaining permits and meeting regulatory and zoning requirements is like jumping through hoops. You can do this work without an attorney, but be prepared for a rollercoaster ride. If you hire a lawyer, it will make some that work easier.”


About Cyrus Leon Batchan


Cyrus Leon Batchan is a business consultant in Sherman Oaks, California, focusing on restaurant and bar businesses. He has significant “hands on” experience with businesses. Mr. Batchan received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of San Diego, California.

Mr. Batchan grew up in a restaurant family and worked every job from dishwasher, cook, delivery driver to bartender. Initially, he managed an investment fund developing real estates all throughout the greater Los Angeles Area. In 2013, he opened Lock & Key, an upscale lounge, in Los Angeles. Nightshade is his most recent endeavor.


References


https://cyrusbatchan.us

https://cyrusbatchan.blogspot.com/

https://nightshadela.com/

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/17/18145019/los-angeles-restaurant-openings-2019

https://la.eater.com/2018/12/20/18150455/nightshade-mei-lin-arts-district-restaurant-los-angeles-opening-photos

https://www.tastethedram.com/single-post/2017/03/13/lock-and-key/

https://hype.news/cyrus-batchan/

https://solomonlawguild.com/cyrus-batchan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cyrus-batchan-a53916168

Cyrus Batchan has years of hands-on experience in the hotel and restaurant industry in Los Angeles

Cyrus Batchan has years of hands-on experience in the hotel and restaurant industry in Los Angeles