Running A Food Business
Making the shift from Cottage Foods to Manufactured Foods can be a daunting step for small businesses. Matt Arnold, founder of Salad Ground Kitchens, has been working with local food companies in the Boulder area for over 6 years. In this class, he’ll help demystify and simplify this process, addressing everything from licensing and inspection to the importance of fine-tuning your production. Find out exactly how a commissary kitchen functions and what production models are available to fit your specific process. With a strong background in business, Matt will address how to accurately calculate your cost of goods and profit margin, assess your market opportunities and foresee potential obstacles on the path. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so bring your burning questions! Hosted by: Salad Ground Kitchens 555 30th St. Boulder, CO 80303 We’re located inside of the old Broker Inn (Rodeway Inn and Suites) Take 30th street south over Baseline and turn right at the sign for the Color Rad Salon. Parking off to the left across from the food trucks. Enter at the back of the building where there are signs for Mountain Edge Fitness. Salad Ground dining room is directly on your right when you enter the building.
Speaker(s): Matt Arnold - Owner, Salad Ground
Co-Sponsor(s): City of Boulder
Matt Arnold grew up in Virginia where he attended high school and college. He began his professional career working as an apprentice winemaker before going to Guatemala to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer. His work with micro-entrepreneurs in Central America motivated him to return to the US to get his MBA in Austin, TX. Since then, he has been founder of four different companies across multiple industries, always with the goal of sustainability in mind. Matt’s current venture puts him in daily contact with inspiring food entrepreneurs, many of whom look to him to help navigate the many challenges that come with small business ownership. He loves encouraging these entrepreneurs, and helping them solve problems great and small.
Fee: $ 45.00