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Reputation in the Culinary World: Protecting your Business, Employees, and Brand

  • West Business Development Center 185 East Church Street Ukiah, CA, 95482 United States (map)

Reputation in the Culinary World: Protecting your Business, Employees, and Brand

Annual restaurant sales are going strong, just under $800 billion last year. If you’re considering or already running a culinary business it’s time to make sure you’re prepared for success. Attend this workshop and match your passion about food and with an understanding of how to run an industry-compliant business. When it comes to the culinary world great food is essential but reputation is crucial.

What you can expect to learn:

  • Human resources practices/applications in daily operations

  • Labor laws, health and safety codes

  • Awareness and compliance

  • Operation management and reputation correction

Workshop Instructors

Instructor: Human resource specialist Lisa McCormack of Affogato Consulting has worked with various companies in development of HR programs and is an advisor with West Business Development Center. Understanding the importance of implementing a strong foundation is key to operating a safe and legal environment.  

Instructor: Julia Siderakis has owned and operated culinary establishments for 35 years. Recently retired from restaurant ownership after 27 years, Julia now has joined the West Business Development Center team as restaurant advisor. She is an instructor with Mendocino Community College in the Culinary Arts Management Program and the Business Information Worker Program covering all aspects of customer relations and management.

$30 General Admission
$25 Women in Business or Chamber members
$20 West Center Clients


In the event West BDC must cancel a workshop for any reason, all registered participants will be notified and 100% of the fee refunded.