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(4-Week) Food Business Course (WBC 11/7-12/7)

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Duration: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Twice a week for 4 weeks)

Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Join seasoned restaurant, cafe, and bakery operator Tiffany Lach in this 4-week Food Business Course! You will learn the business basics to walk away with a better understanding of the ins and outs of a food business. We will talk about general business permits, food cottage law, tips for building a solid team, food biz finances and digital marketing for those looking to start a restaurant, cafe, bakery, food truck, small-scale food product, or simply a catering or pop-up biz. It is also for those already underway, simply needing to refine their approach, perhaps generate more income and profit. Between course homework will make the course most beneficial to the attendee, but is not required.

The classes are held virtually over Zoom.

We invite you to have your camera on for the majority of each class to foster collaboration and joint learning.


Mon Nov 7: Starting a small-scale food business Part 1

Wed Nov 9: Food cottage law/MEHKO

Mon Nov 14: Starting a small-scale food business Part 2

Wed Nov 16: Digital Marketing Funnel

Mon Nov 28: Finance 1

Wed Nov 30: Finance 2 -Hands-on

Mon Dec 5: Starting a small-scale food business Part 3

Wed Dec 7: Student Presentations




Tiffany Lach



There is a new way to register! You can now register using your client profile. By setting up a client profile, you will not have to fill out the same personal information for each workshop you register for, making it faster and easier in the long run! 

a)  If you already have a Client Portal Profile, click the Register button below.

  • In the Client Portal, go to the Calendar tab (top left) and select (4-Week) Food Business Course (WBC 11/7-12/7), click enroll, answer the questions, and submit! You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

b) If you don’t have a Client Portal profile, create one at this link. Make sure to use the same email address you have used in the past with Renaissance. You may change it later, but this allows our system to recognize you. 

If you already have an intake form on file, you’ll see the Calendar tab in the top left.

If you do not, you will need to fill one out before you can see the Calendar tab. It may also ask you to update your information.  The user interface isn’t perfect, so make sure to scroll up and keep clicking “Continue” or “Sign” in order to complete the forms. If you have any problems during this, please contact Isla Covarrubias at wbc@rencenter.org.

Once the Calendar tab is visible, you can register by going to your profile’s calendar tab and selecting (4-Week) Food Business Course (WBC 11/7-12/7), hit enroll, answer the questions and submit! You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

You can also watch this video that will show you step by step how to create the Client Portal

Client Portal Profile – DEMO

If you have any questions about the class or you have problems with creating a client profile, please do not hesitate to email wbc@rencenter.org!


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the SBA. All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact: Isla, Isla@rencenter.org, (415) 348-6227


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November 7
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Isla Covarrubias
(415) 348-6227