Turning a Profit in the Restaurant Biz: Financial Management for Longevity

Knowing the importance of controlling food costs, understanding payroll and overhead, and the impact of the cost of living to balance the cost of operations are vital to any culinary venture. Add in the knowledge and tools to assess and implement as changes occur in the market plus laws maintaining minimum wage and employee confidence and value. This workshop will prepare you with the necessary information to assist in longevity…

Concept to Launch: Creating a Successful Culinary Business

Does your heart beat faster at the word menu? Are you a food entrepreneur looking for ways to up your culinary game? Have you been in business for years and want to spice the business up? In this workshop, you’ll learn the 3 Ms of creating a successful culinary business: menu, marketing, and management. Update or develop your skills in creating a successful menu focused around demographics, desire, and taste.…

Get Started in Your Catering and Mobile Food Business

Does the idea of starting or growing your catering business light a fire within you? Can you taste it? If so, sign up for this workshop that will teach you how to take your concepts and transform them into a successful reality. This workshop will focus on meeting and solving the many challenges that come with running a catering business or food truck. Being creative in the kitchen is fundamental…

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From Kitchen to Market: Specialty Food Workshop

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…