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Concept to Launch: Creating a Successful Culinary Business

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

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

Does your heart beat faster at the word menu? Are you a food entrepreneur looking for ways to up your culinary game? Have you been in business for years and want to spice the business up?  

In this workshop, you will learn the 3 M’s of creating a successful culinary business: menu, marketing, and management. Update or develop your skills in creating a successful menu focused around demographics, desire, and taste. Once you have your menu, you will focus on leadership and learn how to build a creative and thriving business team.

What you can expect to learn:

  • How to operate a business with management skills

  • How to create a focused and delicious menu

  • Techniques to ensure your culinary team is productive and driven

  • Where to look for resources in your local area

  • How to market a culinary business

Instructor: Julia Siderakis has owned and operated culinary establishments for 35 years.  Recently retired from the local restaurant Ukiah Garden Cafe’ after 27 years, Julia Siderakis now has joined the West Business Development Center team as our 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.  

Supported by the Mendo Lake Food Hub