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Hudson Kitchen continues its mission to help entrepreneurs start and grow food businesses with Startup 101: The First 10 Steps to Starting a Food Business, the first in a series of culinary business workshops.

The open-to-the-public event takes place on Tuesday, May 24 from 7-9 PM at Hudson County Community College, located at 71 Sip Avenue in the Journal Square area of Jersey City. The cost is $40, and attendees can register at foodstartup101.eventbrite.com. Space is limited.

The Startup 101: The First 10 Steps to Starting a Food Business workshop will help food makers:

● Gain the knowledge needed to create an action plan to take their idea from concept to execution

● Find the right path through the regulatory and legal requirements

● Learn how to obtain a permit to sell food and the importance of food safety

● Get tips on what to look for when searching for a commercial kitchen

Attendees also will receive sample food business plans; taste snacks from Garden Steaks Catering; have the opportunity to network with other food makers; and hear from the experts, including the New Jersey Small Business Development Center, Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and entrepreneur, David Trotta founder of WHEALTH.

Hudson Kitchen’s Startup 101: The First 10 Steps to Starting a Food Business is sponsored by Rising Tide Capital, a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist struggling individuals and communities to build strong businesses which transform lives, strengthen families, and build sustainable communities. Rising Tide Capital is offering attendance scholarships for this workshop for recent graduates of their community business academy. Hudson Kitchen’s series of culinary business workshops will continue this summer with Food Law, Pricing your Food Product for Profitability and Marketing Your Food Business on a Budget. Those interested should visit thehudsonkitchen.com/events for more information.

About Hudson Kitchen

Hudson Kitchen seeks to help culinary entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses with low risk in a healthy, professional and supportive environment through commercial kitchen and storage rental, consulting services and professional development courses. To learn more, visit www.thehudsonkitchen.com, or call 646.319.5137.

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