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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
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.