Join Quentin Fong, Seafood Marketing Specialist, and Kate Idzorek, UAF Cooperative Extension Service, for a 5-session course on the specialty food business.
What are “specialty foods?”
Specialty foods are manufactured in limited quantity with high-quality ingredients. Specialty foods generally command a high price and include products such as handmade chocolates and food truck items.
What will I learn in this workshop?
This course will show you how to develop and manage a successful specialty food business from inception to operation. You’ll learn about:
– business planning and marketing
– financing and accounting
– permitting and feasibility assessment
– promoting and pricing your products
– ways to enter the market, such as farmers markets, food trucks, wholesaling, and supermarkets
– join in discussions about individual business ideas
– take home a business plan template
– receive an array of other informational resources
What about regulations?
Depending on the scale and risk of your food business, you may be subject to certain regulations. Find out about:
– creating nutrition fact panels
– formatting your food label
– making sure your facility meets health and safety guidelines
Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12 and 17
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Career Advancement Center
This course is intended for:
individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business to sell foods direct to consumers under the DEC Cottage Foods Exemption or a temporary DEC permit
DEC-permitted food production businesses to sell wholesale in Alaska
DEC-permitted Mobile Food Units (food trucks)
This course is NOT intended for individuals starting or operating a restaurant or starting an interstate or international wholesale food business.