CO.STARTERS: Kitchen Edition
Calling all food entrepreneurs (and hopefuls)! In partnership with ArtWorks, we have joined together to create a customized food-focused CO.STARTERS business development course unlike any offered in our city for our growing community of food entrepreneurs.
This curriculum-based program brings together food experts each week to share their knowledge and support YOU in your business development goals. With content and specialists tailored to the very specific needs of "foodpreneurs", you will leave this program with an actionable business model canvas, and the confidence that comes with now understanding topics like food regulations, strategic food costing, storefront lease negotiations, and more.
For more information, and to apply, click HERE! Application deadline is September 3rd and spaces are limited.
Week 1: Knowing Yourself (Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles)
Week 2: Knowing Your Customer (Problem, Solution, Benefit, Competition, Advantage, Customer)
Week 3: Understanding Food Regulations (Department of Agriculture, Health Department, Licensing, Labeling)
Week 4: Getting the Relationship Right (Marketing & Messaging; Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers)
Week 5: Building the Model to Scale (Distribution, Maximizing Food Resources, Lessening Upfront Capital)
Week 6: What to Know: Food Costing, Pricing & Sourcing (How & Where to Source, Knowing & Calculating Food Costs, Menu Architecting)
Week 7: Strengthening Your Food Business Structure (Business Structures, IP, Hiring)
Week 8: Discovering the Bottom Line (Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Break-Even Point)
Week 9: Funding for Food Businesses (Traditional vs Non-traditional Sources for Restaurant, Packaged & In-Between)
Week 10: Accounting for Growth (Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting, Inventory Controls)
Week 11: Planning for the Future (Growth Plans, Goal Setting, When & How)
Week 12: Pitch Night & Sharing Your Story
Entrepreneur-Led Classes by Findlay Kitchen Members
To view classes in calendar format, click here.
* classes affiliated with UC Communiversity, scroll down for link in description to register.
9.9 Clean Eating with The Jaded Fork *
10.30 Seasonal Soups and Quick-breads
Findlay Kitchen and UC's Communiversity have joined together for a series of four classes centered around offering adults of all ages and experience levels, a chance to broaden their palette through hands-on learning. All classes will be taught by Chef Lindsey Cook of The Jaded Fork. All students will get to participate in meal preparation, cook portions of their own meals, and create a special take-home gift. Don't miss this fun opportunity to further your professional cooking skills!
To register for these classes create a login here!
GIFT CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE!
Looking for the perfect gift to give friends and loved ones? Look no further, as Findlay Kitchen now offers gift certificates for classes! Select the class for them, or let them choose, either way it's a unique and interactive experience that's sure to be tasty and fun. Current class list below, but check back often as classes are being added weekly!
To order, email FindlayKitchen@FindlayMarket.org and we will mail your gift certificate within 2 business days of order receipt. Happy cooking and learning!
Findlay Kitchen Class Cancellation Policy
If for any reason you are unable to attend a class for which you purchased a ticket, please email the us at FindlayKitchen@findlaymarket.org.