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Food Business Bootcamp: Your Guide to Startup Success

  • Culinary Conference Center 161 Newkirk Street Jersey City, NJ, 07306 United States (map)

OVERVIEW
Learn directly from industry experts who will share the tools and strategies needed to move your food idea from concept to reality. You will also gain the expertise to develop a solid business plan and prepare to sell your culinary creations in a retail environment.  This course includes a light breakfast, lunch, snacks and the opportunity to network with other food makers.

Topics covered will include:

  • Food Trends
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Food Safety
  • Food Product Concept Development
  • Food Law 
  • Marketing Your Food Business 
  • Pricing Your Food Product for Profitability 
  • Food Business Operations
  • Funding Your Food Business

You will also have the opportunity to tour a commercial kitchen.
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP

  • Anyone who is thinking about starting a food business
  • Start ups, including: small specialty food companies and food trucks as well as bakers, restaurateurs and caterers

TAKEAWAYS
75+ page Food Business Bootcamp Handbook and Reference Guide

REGISTRATION FEE
General Admission: $225 

COURSE INSTRUCTORS
Jay Savulich oversees both the Community Business Academy and Business Acceleration Services as Rising Tide Capital’s Managing Director of Programs. Before starting at Rising Tide Capital, he had a twenty-year career owning and operating successful restaurants in New York City.

Chef Victor Moruzzi is an instructor and course developer for the Culinary Arts Institute at Hudson County Community College. Prior to joining HCCC, he was involved in opening and managing several dining facilities and specialty food stores. 

Regina L. Henry, MA, EdM is a leadership coach with a commitment to inspiring and equipping every person she connects with to "unearth their unique genius." She specializes in creating individualized strategies for entrepreneurs to help empower them to discover and express their genius within the marketplace.

After facing countless obstacles with starting her own food business, Djenaba Johnson-Jones decided to create Hudson Kitchen as a turnkey solution for food entrepreneurs. Before transitioning to the food industry, she spent her career developing, launching and marketing products for well-known media brands.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
Catered by Square 1 Community Eatery

REGISTRATION FEE
General Admission: $225

THE FOOD BUSINESS BOOTCAMP IS PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND CULINARY ARTS INSTITUTE.  PRODUCED BY AJB EVENTS.