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Starting a Food Business – Beyond a Great Recipe

April 18, 2019 @
9:00 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Time and location

Thursday, April 18, 2019
9 am to noon

Lurie Conference Room
Higgins University Center

Workshop detail

You have either made the decision or are considering opening a food business.   Do you know what regulations you must adhere to in the food industry in Massachusetts? This workshop will take you beyond great recipes.

The Worcester Regional Food Hub Kitchen provides a variety of services for start-up and existing food entrepreneurs, including hourly kitchen rentals, technical assistance, workshops, and support. It is designed to bolster a robust regional food system. The Food Hub’s mission is to increase local food access and consumption and recruit, retain, and incubate local food entrepreneurs, collectively building healthy, sustainable, and just communities.

What rules and regulations do you need comply with in order to legally serve and sell your food?
In this workshop you will learn about resources, how to obtain your ServSafe Manager and Allergen Awareness certifications, getting products tested, writing standard operating procedures and other considerations and requirements such as inspections of your facility.
Learn what you need to know beyond your business plan.


Shon Rainford, Project Manager, The Worcester Regional Food Hub

Registration and Payment

$199 for QuickBooks workshop

$25 for each workshop

Credit card payment accepted with online registration, or a check, made payable to Clark University, may be mailed to:

Clark University SBDC
950 Main Street
Worcester MA

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Registration fees include materials and coffee/tea service. The Clark SBDC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Registration fees will be returned or credited towards future programs only if the Clark SBDC cancels or reschedules a seminar. Sorry, no refunds will be given to individuals who register but are unable to attend.

Please contact the Clark University SBDC for more information at 508-793-7615 or via Email at


Corporate Sponsors

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Central Regional Office at Clark University would like to extend thanks to the following institutions for their financial support, thus allowing us to provide quality and educational workshops at a nominal fee to the small business community.

Additional Information


  • Clark University Parking Garage – Entrance on Downing Street. Guest parking is located on the upper level.
  • Alumni & Student Engagement Center parking lot – 939 Main Street, Worcester (next to St. Peter’s Church)
  • Administrative parking lot – (between Woodland & Hawthorne Streets)
  • Clark Labs parking lot – 921 Main Street, Worcester

Some on-street parking is permitted, but please check street signs carefully for parking restrictions.

Parking and campus map


April 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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