Workshop course

Workshop to help aspiring entrepreneurs in the food sector

ROME — Farmers and budding new local entrepreneurs can learn how to accelerate their food business concept in the professional kitchens of Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome campus with sessions led by experts in the field.

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, in partnership with MVCC, as they launch the six-part From Recipe to Market workshop series.

Attendees will learn the behind-the-scenes steps to building their business, how to develop their recipe, as well as large-scale processing and the safe preparation and packaging of their product. Additionally, participants will also gain knowledge of potential profits and product distribution channels while beginning to develop a marketable business plan, and begin to build a professional network of contacts to help them on their journey to success. on the market.

The six consecutive sessions of the workshop take place on Wednesday evenings, from March 9 to April 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The final session will include a tour of MVCC Rome’s professional commercial kitchens and a practice session for each participant to tell their story. Participants will get constructive feedback while having the opportunity to test their ideas in front of their peers and stakeholders.

Sign up today for From Recipe to Market ( This program is for people interested in running a value-added business. Participants must have a specific food product or recipe in mind and must attend all six sessions. The cost of the program is $75 per person for all sessions. The course workbook is included.

Questions can be directed to Beth Irons at 315-736-3394, ext. 103 or by email at [email protected]