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:
Business Plan Basics
Food Product Concept Development
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.
WE CREATED THIS COURSE FOR ANYONE WHO...
Is ready to turn their hobby into a business
Has a food business idea but does not know where to begin
Makes an amazing product but has no idea how to run a business
Is frustrated because they cannot find reliable information
75+ page Food Business Bootcamp Handbook and Reference Guide
General Admission: $225
Mariel Alvarado is the founder and CEO of SOULidify. She coaches ambitious entrepreneurs, to build lucrative, “soul quenching” businesses by connecting them to their inner voice and providing them with the business and marketing strategy necessary to succeed.
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.
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.
Guest Speakers: April Harris, founder Keeping You Sweet and Marcus Crawford, owner Bro-Ritos Food Truck plus others to be announced.
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.