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How to Start a Food Business Seminar 2012

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Got an idea about starting a food business? Want to learn more before you "venture" into a food business? Looking to find out how to search for a licensed industrial kitchen, in Toronto,  that can help you get your venture off the ground? Or just got a delicious recipe you eventually want to cook up into a money making business? Then be sure to attend this valuable morning workshop on "How to Start a Food Business".


The workshop is being hosted by The City of Toronto Economic Development and Culture Division and delivered in partnership with Enterprise Toronto .


 You will hear from an Enterprise Toronto Small Business Advisor, who will be covering information about:

  • The Basics of Starting a Business
  • How to Develop your Business Plan 
  • How to make sure your financing is in place. 

You will hear from Michael Wolfson, City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture's Food & Beverage Sector Specialist about:

  • How to Brand your Identity
  • How to Develop your products
  • How to utilize other websites to source information.

And finally you will hear directly from a food service expert about the paths and pitfalls of setting up a new restaurant, café, or catering operation. 

If you want to find out the do's and don'ts of starting a successful food business, don't miss this event!

North York Civic Centre

Council Chambers

5100 Yonge Street, Toronto
9:30 am - 12 noon


There will be a $20 registration fee for this course and all proceeds will go to the Eco Food Hub at the Scarborough Storefront for the purchase of equipment and programming.
Register Now by selecting the specific date from the link for 2012 courses:

  • Monday, March 11, 2013
  • Monday, June 10, 2013
  • Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Monday, December 2, 2013 

If you have a great idea for a commercial food or non-alcoholic beverage product that you would like to get in front of food service and retail buyers click the link below for Toronto's Next Great Food Product Contest:

Questions on the program can be directed to Michael Wolfson by email: or by calling 416-392-3830.



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