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October 2015 Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business in Alaska

October 2015 Starting and Operating a Specialty Food Business in Alaska
October 5, 7, 12, 14 and 19 from 5:30–8 p.m.
Live, Internet-based course via Zoom. Available statewide from any computer with a reliable connection
Cost: $50

This course is intended for individuals interested in starting and operating a specialty food business to sell foods under the DEC Cottage Foods Exemption, a temporary DEC permit, DEC-permitted food production businesses to sell wholesale in Alaska or DEC-permitted Mobile Food Units (food trucks). This course is NOT intended for individuals starting or operating a restaurant or starting an interstate or international wholesale food business.

What are “specialty foods?”
Specialty foods are manufactured in limited quantity with high-quality ingredients. Specialty foods generally command a high price and include products such as handmade chocolates and food truck items.

What will I learn in this workshop?
This course will show you how to develop and manage a successful specialty food business from inception to operation. Topics include business planning, marketing, financing and accounting, permitting, promoting and pricing your products, regulations and more! For a full course description, visit our website:

For questions, call Kate Idzorek at 474-5391

Information on the registration process:
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Select Workshop: ADD TO CART ● Enter your information, press CONTINUE button (You will see summary of items in Shopping Cart) ● press CHECKOUT button or CONTINUE SHOPPING to add another workshop/class ● when you are ready press CHECKOUT ● enter your information using the cardholders address ● press CONTINUE UNREGISTERED ● enter credit card information and check the box "Use current delivery address as billing address" ● press CONTINUE ● press SUBMIT ORDER

Stock number:5874585 Price:$50.00

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