During Women Entrepreneurship Week, Hudson Kitchen will host a Women in Food panel discussion and networking event on Wednesday, October 18th at Montclair State University that showcases female food entrepreneurs at various stages in their food business journey.
Ahead of the event, our panelists share advice for other food entrepreneurs:
“The taste of food is so subjective. I try all of the products we put in our [subscription] boxes, but our customers don't always feel the same way. If you can make it more about the experience of trying the food (this is what we aim to do), it matters less what people think of the actual taste. That will keep customers coming back again and again.” - Monique Bernstein, co-founder, Universal Yums
“There's never going to be a “good day” to take a big risk and follow your dreams, so you might as well do it today.” - Chef Jenny Dorsey, founder Studio ATAO & Wednesdays NYC
“It’s easy to be affected by entrepreneur enthusiasm. Remember to remain in good health and continue to recognize those supporting your dream.” - Regine Flimlin, co-founder, Juice Basin
“My advice is to make sure you are ready for the biggest challenge of your life! Have at least 2 years of funds in the bank unless you'll have another means of earning a salary while you get started. Also, I recommend you do extensive research on other brands and what is out there in the market already. You should start out small unless you have investors. Start in your own house or garage first! Remember that’s how Apple and Microsoft began!” - Claire M. Marin, founder Catskill Provisions
“Talk to other entrepreneurs! There's so many people in this community who are willing to provide guidance, share contacts, and just listen. Other food entrepreneurs have been an invaluable resource for me.” - Denise Woodard, founder Partake Foods
“Persevere and stay teachable…” - Julia B. Olayanju, PhD, founder, FoodNiche
Want to attend? Get on the waitlist and we will notify you if space becomes available.