San Francisco Small Business Week 2016 has ended
Thursday, May 26 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
How to Make a Living Making Food

How to Make a Living Making Food
Session 3: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Category: Business

Making food is one thing, making a living is entirely different. In this brief workshop, La Cocina, Department of Public Health and the FDA San Francisco District Office will review the fundamental considerations that any food entrepreneur should consider before launching this next phase of their life.

La Cocina will review business planning resources, available kitchen spaces, techniques for assessing the marketplace and referrals to support organizations. The FDA San Francisco District Office will focus on what is required when you start selling your food product on the internet and come under the jurisdiction of the federal government. It will address good manufacturing practices, food labeling regulations and the federal laws including Food Safety Modernization Act (Preventive Controls), the Food Allergen & Consumer Protection Act, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and others. If you have high aspirations for the sales of your product, it will help you be aware of future requirements.

All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. For more information, contact info@sfsmallbusinessweek.com.

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Emiliana Puyana

Program Coordinator, La Cocina
Emiliana Puyana is the program coordinator at La Cocina a non profit kitchen incubator located in the Mission district. Emiliana has a background in food. She has worked as a chef in restaurants in the bay area since 2002, she has also been a small business owner and now supports... Read More →
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Jonathan Rubingh

Senior Inspector, Department of Public Health
Beginning his professional career as a Scientist in pharmaceutical and medical device laboratories Jonathan Rubingh shifted careers to Public Health in 2005.  Jonathan has conducted food safety inspections and consultations as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist for 11 years... Read More →
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Mary Ellen Taylor

Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Communications & Quality Program Management, Office of Regulatory Affairs, FDA
Mary Ellen Taylor has been employed by the Food and Drug Administration as a Public Affairs Specialist for ~20 years. Prior to FDA, Mary Ellen served as a Health and Nutrition volunteer in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. She received a Masters of Science Degree in Public Health from... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
City College, North Beach/Chinatown Campus 808 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108