Starting a Specialty Food Business



Workshop registration includes your entrance into the 2020 Food Processing Expo.

Course Description

The course will cover the basics of product development, food safety, processing options, marketing and cost analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with university and industry specialists to learn the fundamentals of how create a successful specialty food business. Participants will receive a course manual, USB flash drive with additional resources, and a certificate of completion from the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for anyone beginning or considering starting a specialty food business. Those actively engaged in a specialty food business are also encouraged to attend.

Workshop Coordinators/Speakers

Dr. Erin DiCaprio
Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist

Department of Food Science and Technology

University of California Davis
 

Dr. Selina Wang

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist

Department of Food Science and Technology

University of California Davis

 

Dr. Keith Taylor

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist

Department of Human Ecology

University of California Davis

 

Workshop Speakers

Liz Tagami

Owner and operator of Tagami International, LLC, a specialty food consultancy and brokerage.

 

Workshop Costs

Attendees must be pre-registered to attend.  Please register through the Food Processing Expo registration system. Complimentary entrance into Food Processing Expo 2020 is included.
 
Starting a Specialty Food Business
  Early Pricing By 12/20/19 Regular Pricing After 12/20/19
All Attendees $200 $250
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February 11 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Hyatt Regency Hotel
Santa Clara Ballroom

 
 
COURSE AGENDA
8:30 – 9:00      Registration Check -in
9:00 – 9:10      Welcome, Overview and
                        Introduction
9:10 – 10:10    Food Sanitation and Safety 10:10 – 10:30  Break
10:30 – 11:30   Product Processing and
                         Development
11:30 – 12:15   Pricing and Cost Analysis
12:15 – 1:15     Lunch
1:15 – 2:15       Food Regulations
2:15 – 3:15       Marketing Food Products

3:15 – 3:30       Break
3:30 – 4:45       Panel Discussion, Q&A

4:45 – 5:00       Closing Remarks