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Start a home kitchen business (BRC)

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Duration: Once a week for 3 weeks

Start a Home Kitchen Business

May 19, May 26, June 2 – 10am-12pm

San Mateo County has two ways of selling food from home. You can be a Cottage Food Operator or a Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operator (MEHKO). The type of you can sell is different and the way you can sell it is different.

Spend three weeks with us to define your business model and menu, understand the rules and regulations of opening and operating your MEHKO or cottage food business, and develop your marketing and pricing plan.

MEHKO and cottage food business are a great way to put your kitchen to work for you. Learn how to be successful from the start!

This class will be on Zoom.

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 Start a home kitchen business (BRC 5/19/22-6/2/22), 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 have an intake form, or you need to update your information, you will need to do so before you can see the Calendar tab. 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 problem during this, please contact Amanda Anthony at amanda@rencenter.org.

Once the Calendar tab is visible, you can register by going to your profile’s calendar tab and selecting Start a home kitchen business (BRC 5/19/22-6/2/22), hit enroll, answer the questions and submit! You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

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

register here


Amanda Anthony