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Classes & Tools


Start Up A Homemade Food Business - For the entrepreneur who wants to launch their food business using their home kitchen.  Click here to learn more

 Start Up A Homemade Food Business

This step-by-step 6 hour course provides detailed information about all "ingredients" necessary to launch and operate a fun and profitable home-made food business.  In this course, you will get an overview of the California Cottage Food Law and learn about what you should consider before starting a homemade food business.  In addition, we will cover how to:
  • Conduct a personal assessment
  • Conduct a product assessment
  • Develop and finalize your recipe
  • Cost your recipe and packaging
  • Develop and form your business
  • Conduct a start up cost analysis
  • Price your product
  • Conduct a break even analysis
  • Write a business plan
  • Organize your workspace
  • Prepare for production
  • Launch, market and grow your homemade food business
Course materials include a syllabus and compact disc (CD).  The CD includes tools for documenting final recipe(s), costing ingredients, converting recipes (scales up or down), conducting a start-up cost analysis and conducting a break even analysis. In addition, it includes purchase order, invoice and packing slip templates.

Start Up A Home Made Food Business
2015 Schedule of Classes


 Time Location

8/6/2016 8:30 am - 4 pm

San Diego
Community College
West City Point Loma Campus, San Diego, CA
To Register, click this link
To Call, dial: (619) 388-4600

10/8/2016 9 am - 4 pm

Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
To Register, click this link (Coming Soon)
To Call, dial: (714) 432-5154


9 AM - 4 pm

West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA 90230
To Register, click this link (Coming Soon)
To Call, dial: (310) 287-4475


The KitchenpreneurTM

A Series of Tools for the Entrepreneur who Fulfills a Passion for Culinary Creativity by Using a Kitchen to Operate a Business that Earns an Income

A compact disc to help you get your homemade food business cooking~  The CD includes:
  • Final Recipe Documentation Form
  • Ingredient Cost Calculator
  • Recipe Converter (scales your recipe up or down)
  • Start Up Cost Calculator (to estimate how much money you need to get started)
  • Break Even Calculator (to estimate how many items you need to sell to make a profit)
  • Business Templates (Purchase Order, Invoice, Packing Slip)
Regular Price - $49.99
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Start Up
a Food Business
homemade food class