Starting Up a Food Business workshop March 4 in Huntsville – relocating to Biztech

Thinking about starting a food business with a favorite family recipe or vegetables from your garden? We’re bringing our favorite kitchen incubator team from Florence for a workshop on Tuesday, March 4th, on how to fire up your own culinary enterprise.

The Shoals Commercial Culinary Center has been helping entrepreneurs get started with their food-related businesses for over 20 years, coaching new businesses and providing space in a certified kitchen. Learn from Giles McDaniel, Executive Director, and chef Kevin Kilburn about the regulations for production and packaging, marketing ideas, and steps to getting your business off the ground. More about the Shoals Culinary Center is available at

This event, open to the public, is hosted by Rosita’s Farm and friends, including the Alabama A&M Small Farms Research Center, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network, the Food Bank of North Alabama, the North Alabama Revolving Loan Fund, and the ICE Lab at the College of Business Administration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

THE VENUE HAS CHANGED! We’ll be at Biztech, 515 Sparkman Dr NW in Huntsville. It’s across the street from UAH. We’ll open the doors at 5:30 and get our speakers on at 6 pm.

The cost is $20 per adult; children are welcome and free. Register online orĀ reserve your spaceĀ at 256-520-2400 or

4 thoughts on “Starting Up a Food Business workshop March 4 in Huntsville – relocating to Biztech

  1. Sue Von Hor

    I would like to know how I could get involved with the above movement. I am a former certified chef and culinary educator now working as a real estate broker here in Huntsville . I have written business plans and operational manuals for small food start ups plus started my own business in several countries. I am currently am working with an investment company to identify locations for various food operations. Would love to get involved on any level.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Sue – that sounds great! Feel free to give me at call at 256-520-2400, and you might want to talk to Giles at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center too. They have some new projects in the works. Thanks, Karen

  2. Eugnia Lnacaster

    I am interested in this but do not know the hours. I would also like information on the potlucks. Are they in any way like the Placer County dinners?

    Eugenia Lancaster
    611 1st Avenue
    Fayetteville TN 37334

    1. admin Post author

      Hi Eugenia – It’s from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, March 4, and we’ll open up the doors at 5:30. Hope you can make it!

      We’ll have more information on the potlucks in a month or two. They are just an informal way to meet with other people in the area interested in local foods and farming. Last year we had them every month at the farm, but this year we’ll rotate between farms. I am not sure what the Placer County dinners are, but I’d love to know more.




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