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Food Workshop 101

June 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“The A-Z of Launching and Growing Your Food or Beverage Business: An Interactive Online Workshop”

Duration: 2 Hours via Zoom

Course Description:

Welcome to this exciting and interactive online workshop designed specifically for budding entrepreneurs ready to dip their toes into the world of food and beverage businesses. Whether you’re a gourmet connoisseur, a beverage buff, or simply have a passion for creative and quality foodstuffs, this two-hour session will equip you with the tools, insights, and knowledge to transform your idea into a successful business venture. Prepare to roll up your sleeves, engage with fellow aspiring entrepreneurs, and bring your food or beverage business idea to life.

Instructor: Heather Saffer

A food industry veteran, Heather previously founded Dollop Gourmet, a better-for-you vegan frosting brand, where she was a winner on ABC’s Shark Tank, and from which she successfully exited after establishing a wide following and national retail distribution. 

Heather has been featured in Forbes, People Magazine, Huffington Post, USA Today, Oprah, Hallmark Channel, Steve Harvey Show, QVC, Sirius XM and was a winner on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Heather has also authored two bestselling cookbooks: The Dollop Book of Frosting (Simon & Schuster/F+W Media) and Crazy Easy Vegan Desserts (Sterling Epicure).


Her passion for animal welfare has driven Heather Saffer to become active across several initiatives to save the animals – and the planet – including the creation of Yonderplate, a low-labor vegan and gluten-free menu solution for restaurants and foodservice operators. 

Heather is a food industry consultant and serves as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Food Foundry in Chicago and a Business Advisor at the SBDC. 


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June 26
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tatiana Hermeston, Program Manager
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