ORISKANY, N.Y. — This spring, Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County will once again partner with Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), Rome Campus, to offer a 6-part workshop series, From Recipe to Market. Farmers, producers, and local aspiring new food business entrepreneurs will learn how to take their food-based business concept from idea to reality in MVCC Rome’s professional kitchens with sessions led by experts across the field.
Attendees will learn the behind-the-scenes steps to set up their business, develop their recipe, learn scaled-up processing with cost of production and be able to prepare and package their product safely. Participants will also gain knowledge of both potential profits and product distribution avenues while starting to build a marketable business plan and build a professional network of contacts to help them with their journey to market success.
The workshop series consists of six consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 8 through April 12, from 5:30-8:30 pm. The final session will include a tour of the professional commercial kitchens of MVCC Rome and a practice pitch session for each participant to tell their story. Participants will gain constructive feedback while having an opportunity to test their ideas in front of peers and stakeholders.
Visit (https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/recipetomarket2023_230) to register. This program is for individuals seriously interested in operating a value-added business. Participants must have a specific food product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all 6 sessions. The cost of the program is $75.00 per person for all sessions. Course binder is included.
Questions may be directed to Beth Irons at 315-736-3394, ext. 103, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County