This class has already taken place. Stay tuned for other opportunities!
Food Business Basics is a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs, like yourself, to learn critical aspects of entering or growing your business in the prepared food and beverage industry.
We have converted our highly popular 1-day workshop to a virtual in-person class format conducted in four consecutive day, 2-hour Lunch ‘n’ Learn sessions.
This class is designed to Save You Time and Save You Money as you navigate through the complexities of the Food Industry from Concept to Commercialization!
Topics and Speakers include:
How the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers Can Help You Grow Your Business
Nolan Lewin Acting Executive Director – Food Innovation Center @ Rutgers University
R U ready for Food Entrepreneurship? Positioning Your Brand in the Marketplace & Specialty Food Trends
Diane Holtaway – Associate Director, Food Innovation Center @ Rutgers University
Building a Better Business Plan
Bob Palumbo – Regional Director, Small Business Development Center, Rutgers School of Business – Camden
Food Intellectual Property and Trademarks
Danielle M. DeFilippis, Esq. – Norris McLaughlin
Product Development and Scale-Up
Julie Elmer, Associate Director, Food Technology – Food Innovation Center @ Rutgers University
Package Perfect – Understanding Packaging and Label Options
Sioux Irvin – Conshohocken Color Corporation
Managing Food Safety Regulations
Mellonie O’Neill, Sr. Manager QA Compliance and Training – Food Innovation Center @ Rutgers University
Getting Retail Ready
John Lawson – Northeast Regional Buyer /Associate Coordinator Purchasing/Whole Foods NE
Zak Romanoff – President, Omni Food Sales
A Food Entrepreneur’s Journey
Matt Christmas: Founder @enjoyjoyo
The class also includes a 30-minute session to discuss your business concept with food industry veterans on the Food Innovation Center team.
Dates: November 16, 17, 18 and 19th
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm EDT
Registration for this event is closed.
About the Food Innovation Center @ Rutgers University The Food Innovation Center @ Rutgers University (FIC) is a One-Stop Shop for US and International Food and Beverage Businesses looking to accelerate in the US market. A team of food industry veterans offers expertise in Business Development, Marketing, Marketing Research, R&D, Food Safety, Manufacturing and Sales. Our USDA and FDA inspected processing facilities provide over 23,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, storage, laboratory/office/meeting space and training facilities supporting our ability to Learn – Innovate – Accelerate into the market.
FIC is a Center within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.