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Chef to CEO


This 6-week program aims to equip aspiring at-home culinary entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills needed to transition from being a chef to a successful CEO in the food industry.

Each session provides practical insights and tools to navigate the complexities of starting and growing a culinary business, from developing a marketable product to showcasing it at marketplace events. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to turn your culinary passion into a flourishing business – enroll today!

Program Outline:

Week 1:

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Developing your product for the Market
  • Building your idea into a business
  • Overview of permits and licenses
  • Basic compliance needs
  • How will you fund your business

Week 2:

  • CFO/Mhko class
  • Permit specifics
  • Permit checklists

Week 3:

  • Business structures
  • Business licensing
  • Other compliance items
  • Naming research
  • Competition
  • Insurance

Week 4:

  • Developing an effective menu
  • Recipe conversions
  • Understanding your COGs
  • Pricing strategies
  • Food safety training needs

Week 5:

  • DEH permits
  • Application paperwork links and reviews
  • Preparing for inspections

Week 6:

  • Setting up your Marketplace booth
  • Event Preparation and needs
  • Signage and promotion
  • Further Steps
  • SBDC Assistance
  • Marketplace Event Dates and Times

F or questions regarding this workshop, including late registration, please email us at training@iesmallbusiness.com.


Feb 13 2024


9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Entrepreneurial Resource Center - San Bernardino
330 N D St 5th Floor San Bernardino, CA 92408
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