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From Kitchen to Market: Specialty Food Workshop

March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

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Have you ever thought of taking that delicious family recipe and turning it into a business? Already own a food manufacturing business and want to expand? Have a fantastic niche food idea you know will make those taste buds water? Well, for food entrepreneurs, there’s no better time to enter the market than right now, and the Mendocino County West Business Development Center can show you the way!

Whatever your motivation, join us for this “Kitchen to Market” business workshop and gain a competitive edge by learning the ups and downs and the ins and outs of the rapidly growing specialty food industry.

Topics covered include:

  • Kitchen to market licensing
  • Fees and certifications necessary to get started
  • Planning and production process
  • Capitalization options and contacts to help you get started
  • Current and future industry trends
  • Creative marketing ideas and more…

This three-hour workshop includes a take-home packet with worksheets and resource guides. Make sure to sign up today before seats fill for this exciting workshop.

Supported by the Mendo Lake Food Hub.


$35 for West Center clients; $40 for Coast Women in Business or Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce; $45 general admission


Anni Minuzzo is a specialty food expert with over 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, 20 of which were spent owning a wholesale baking company. She has a broad network of professional associations as well as a long lens and hands-on expertise in this exciting industry’s trending culture.


The West Business Development Center (West Center) prepares entrepreneurs to adapt to rapid technology shifts, a mobile workforce, and the growth of customization. West Center supports Mendocino County small business owners and the communities they serve so they may thrive in the decades ahead. Established in 1988, West Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3), with two locations: in Fort Bragg, California, and Ukiah, California.

To become a West Center client, visit Get Started, and an advisor will contact you to schedule a meeting.


March 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
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West Business Development Center – Ukiah, CA
185 East Church Street
Ukiah, CA 95432 United States
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