EATS

SBDC EATS Presents "Cocineros"

SBDC EATS is a food incubator program which fosters food industry entrepreneurship through education and training across Orange County and the Inland Empire. This program offers business development support and professional experience from its leadership team to help start-up and early-stage food entrepreneurs to launch their products into the marketplace. The SBDC Food Incubator Program focuses on four core areas to successfully transform clients into business operators. These areas include: workshops and seminars, business technical assistance, access to a home kitchen, or food processing spaces.

“Cocineros” will walk you through the steps necessary to get your food business up and running! From creating your concept to starting your business and everything in between. Consider this to be your very own crash course on becoming a foodpreneur!

 

Offered in partnership between the 4th Street Market, the City of Santa Ana, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the OCIE SBDC Network. 

So What's on the Menu?

Whether you are a self-proclaimed expert cook or a professional chef the SBDC will help you get your food business up and running! Learn how you can make use of a commercial kitchen, start a food truck, sell homemade pies and cookies, or open your very own brick and mortar restaurant.

25 people will be selected based on an interview process.

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Program Main Courses

Program Curriculum

Class 1 – Cottage Food, Commercial Kitchen, Food Truck, Brick and Mortar, what is the right choice for me?

Tuesday, April 2nd

Class 2 – Building and planning for your Business

Tuesday, April 9th

Class 3 – Creating, Costing and Pricing your Products

Tuesday, April 16th

Class 4 – Sourcing and Selling your products

Tuesday, April 23rd

Graduation Fiesta Sale

Tuesday, April 30th

About EATS

The EATS program is a food incubator program which fosters food industry entrepreneurship through education and training in the Inland Empire. The program offers business development support and professional experience from its leadership team to help startup and early stage food entrepreneurs launch their products into the marketplace. The SBDC Food Incubator Program focuses on four core areas to successfully incubate clients into business operators. These areas are: workshops and seminars, business and technical assistance, access to a home kitchen or a food processing space and access to the local food industry cluster.

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