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Concept to Launch: Creating a Successful Culinary Business

  • West Business Development Center 185 E Church Street Ukiah, CA 95432 (map)

$30 General Admission
$25 Women in Business or Chamber members

Learn the 3 M’s of creating a successful culinary business; menu, marketing, and management. This workshop will assist new entrepreneurs and seasoned industry owners in creating a successful menu focused around demographics, desire, and trend. Add in development of an understanding of the need for a collaborative nature through a creative culinary eye to ignite demand will help to create niche market plans. Last and imperative to any business, this workshop will provide leadership approaches that are the key ingredients to understanding management in all areas to create a productive, cohesive, and value centered culinary business team.

What you can expect to learn:

  • How to create a menu focused on personal culinary talent and art while integrating demographic, desire, and trending breakthroughs in the industry.

  • What to look for in local and surrounding areas to compliment a culinary venture or implement to a current operating establishment.

  • How to operate a business with management skills and techniques to ensure your culinary team is centered and productive

  • How to market a culinary venture with incorporation of menu, collaborative and community mindset, and management.

Workshop Instructors
Both Stephen O’Mara and Julia Siderakis have over 50 years combined experience in the entrepreneurial spirit of owning and operating significant and prosperous businesses. As they have gradually retired from those businesses, they have integrated their expertise into the West Business Development Center as advisors, board members, and workshop leaders. In more recent years, instruction in the career and business programs at Mendocino Community College have welcomed their vast knowledge into their course offerings, certificate, and degree programs.

Supported by the Mendo Lake Food Hub