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Introduction to Food Service Businesses


Are you passionate about food and dreaming of starting your own food service business? Whether you’re considering a home-based venture, catering, pop-up, or any other food-related endeavor, this workshop is tailored just for you! Join us for an insightful session where you’ll gain valuable insights into the fundamentals of launching and managing a successful food service business.

Key Topics:

  • Understanding the various types of food service businesses
  • Legal and regulatory requirements for starting a food business
  • Menu planning, pricing strategies, and customer service best practices
  • Resources and support available for aspiring food entrepreneurs

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


Apr 16 2024


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Yucaipa City Hall
34272 Yucaipa Boulevard Yucaipa, CA 92399
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Introduction to Food Service Businesses

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.