Published on 03/15/10

New food business workshop set

Have you always wanted to market a family heirloom recipe or a new creation from your own kitchen? If so, a one-day workshop at the University of Georgia may teach you how to make your culinary dreams come true.

Set for April 27 on the UGA campus in Athens, Ga., the Starting a New Food Business in Georgia workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The workshop will be led by experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, food industry representatives and food business entrepreneurs.

Participants will learn how to evaluate, start and run a business that produces and sells food products. The class will cover the feasibility of a new business, planning and funding, legal and regulatory issues, quality and food safety concerns, effective packaging, production strategies and marketing.

The cost of the workshop is $100 which includes workshop materials and lunch. The workshop is co-sponsored by the UGA Food Science Extension Outreach Program and the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.

Space is limited to the first 40 registrants and the deadline to register is April 9. To register online, go to and look for the calendar link.