Profits from Your Kitchen: Learn before you leap!

Learn what it takes to start a home-based food business in accordance to your state Cottage Food Law

Profits from Your Kitchen is an introductory course for food artisans who want to start a home-based food business. If you want to sell your homemade food products in accordance to your state cottage food law, this course will show you how. The instructor works with students to review their cottage food law and develop a plan to take their product from kitchen to market. In this course we will address:

  • Cottage food basics (laws, rules and regulations)
  • Approved cottage food products
  • Development of a food business
  • Setting up your cottage food kitchen
  • How to package and label your food products
  • Operating a legal business
  • Pricing, marketing and selling your product and more

This Course Includes

  • Video or audio instruction with text transcript (you will access the 6-week course one week at a time, pace yourself)
  • Live chat session with the instructor
  • A private Facebook Group with additional resources posted regularly
  • Free webinars
  • Regularly updated content
  • Resource links and examples

Course Audience

This course is for food entrepreneurs who are just starting out. Maybe you're trying to decide if you really want to make the commitment to starting your own business. This is the course for you! This is an introductory level course.

Class Curriculum

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Your Instructor

Detra Davis
Detra Davis

Detra Denay Davis works tirelessly to help home food processors and home-based bakers take their products from kitchen to market. She is a Food Entrepreneur Instructor for local colleges across North Carolina.

Culinary Sage, educator, baker, food entrepreneur, and small business advocate, Denay is the founder of Foodpreneur Institute, an educational hub specializing in providing online courses, webinars, and resources on operating home-based food businesses. She is the author of How to Start a Home-based Bakery Business, and owned a successful home-based pie shop for four years -- The Charlotte Pie Authority. Denay now dedicates her time to teaching others. Her mission is to help students realize their greatest potential and use their unique culinary and crafting talents to bring delicious, unique and amazing products to the marketplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course for all cottage food operators and home-based food producers in the U.S.?
This course is for all home-based bakers and home food producers who live in a State that has a Cottage Food Law.
What are the advantages of taking classes online?
Convenience and flexibility are the most common advantages of online classes. Taking classes online is ideal for someone who wants to start their home-based bakery business why still working their full or part-time job. The goal is to learn all you can before investing time and money.
How long is the course?
You have a 1-Year Subscription to the course. The course material is available to you for 12 months, 24/7. The course offers... students the opportunity to work with the instructor for one year, addressing a variety of business development strategies, questions and concerns. Allowing students to build a firm foundation for their business.
What are some of the challenges when taking online classes?
One of the keys to being a successful online student is self-discipline. Because you are not required to be in class at a specific time you must be motivated to get the work done on your own. If you have a family and/or a full-time job while you are taking online classes, it is important that you establish a schedule of when and how you will get your work done. If you don’t understand the course material it is important to ask questions for clarification, so you don’t fall behind. Instructors make themselves available to students via the comment section of the course, e-mail, and virtual office hours.
Do I recieve a Certificate of Completion when the course ends?
Yes, you will send a Certificate of Completion at the end of every course completed at Foodpreneur Institute.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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