Focused on assessing the feasibility of your food business, these two half-day sessions will help you understand:
Get tools, mentoring and peer feedback to help as you roll up your sleeves and develop strategic components for your food business.
Get ready to take your food product development from the home kitchen to our food factory with this introduction to safe, small scale food manufacturing.
In this full day session, participants will learn about:
The first half of the day is spent in the seminar room, learning about GMP’s, SOP’s and other important professional production terms and systems. Then, the second half of the session takes students into the plant where they will be able to see first-hand how the equipment works and get a chance to try it out themselves. Leave with an understanding of the names and features of specialized small scale food processing equipment, and how it can be used to make food products safely and efficiently.
This 3 hour session will discuss areas in basic food science and the history of food evolving from culinary techniques and the evolution of food processing; ingredient usage fundamentals of kitchen batches to scaling up; introduction to product development process and discussions of case studies; formulating prototypes from concept recipes; formulation costing spreadsheets; basic regulatory knowledge for labeling and discussion of consumer research.
This course provides food processing industry sanitation workers – more specifically, those who perform or will be performing sanitation in your plant, with essential general background knowledge related to:
Keeping pace with food trends helps food entrepreneurs as well those who promote and market food products to remain relevant to consumers. From product development to executing effective promotions and marketing initiatives, knowing what’s hot now and what will be hot tomorrow supports strategic planning and effective budgeting.
Developing a successful food product is more than just putting your ideas into action. Successful food products are result of knowing how to take your best ideas and turn them into concepts that appeal to consumers and fill unmet needs. This workshop will help you to use your most scarce resources: money and time wisely so that you put R&D dollars to work on only the most promising and feasible ideas.
You will learn:
Present your recipe to a Professional Product Developer and get his/her feedback on your concept. This 45 minute face-to-face meeting is your time to get the scientific and business opinion of an expert product developer so bring product samples and prepared questions to this session.
A short written report will be provided with specific recommendations, watch points and tips from the product developer.
This two part workshop will help you to synthesize the insights gleaned in earlier modules into a comprehensive business plan that can be used not just to grow your food business but to communicate your concept to banks, employees, partners and investors.
Competitive analysis, consumer insights and costing exercises created in earlier workshops will be essential tools used to finalize this strategic document.
This seminar will show Canadian food startup companies how to:
Through discussion of real-world examples and trends, this workshop will help you learn:
Clients may bring in their current packaging or packaging they admire for Group discussion.
The workshop includes time to write a creative brief that will allow you to work effectively with a designer and confidently bring your product to market!
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