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Food Business Bootcamp: Your Guide to Startup Success

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn directly from industry experts who will share the tools and strategies needed to move your food idea from concept to reality. You will also gain the expertise to develop a solid business plan and prepare to sell your culinary creations in a retail environment. This course includes a light breakfast, lunch, snacks and the opportunity to network with other food makers.

Topics covered will include:

  • Food Trends
  • Business Plan Basics
  • Food Safety
  • Food Product Concept Development
  • Food Law
  • Marketing Your Food Business
  • Pricing Your Food Product for Profitability
  • Food Business Operations
  • Funding Your Food Business

You will also have the opportunity to tour a commercial kitchen.


Anyone who is thinking about starting a food business
Start ups, including: small specialty food companies and food trucks as well as bakers, restaurateurs and caterers

75+ page Food Business Bootcamp Handbook and Reference Guide

Jay Savulich oversees both the Community Business Academy and Business Acceleration Services as Rising Tide Capital’s Managing Director of Programs. Before starting at Rising Tide Capital, he had a twenty-year career owning and operating successful restaurants in New York City.

Chef Victor Moruzzi is an instructor and course developer for the Culinary Arts Institute at Hudson County Community College. Prior to joining HCCC, he was involved in opening and managing several dining facilities and specialty food stores.

After facing countless obstacles with starting her own food business, Djenaba Johnson-Jones decided to create Hudson Kitchen as a turnkey solution for food entrepreneurs. Before transitioning to the food industry, she spent her career developing, launching and marketing products for well-known media brands.

General Admission: $225

The Food Business Bootcamp is presented in Partnership with Hudson County Community College’s Community Education and Culinary Arts Institute. Produced by AJB Events.

NOTE: Your registration information will be shared with Hudson County Community College. Birth dates and addresses act as unique identifiers for students in the HCCC College database so that duplicate records are avoided. Your personal information will not be provided to any third parties.


Hudson Kitchen


161 Newkirk St
161 Newkirk St
Jersey City, NJ 07306 United States
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