Our mission is to provide services to the entrepreneurs facing the highest barriers to entry to the food industry. Qualified businesses that become a part of our incubator program are given the opportunity to strengthen their entrepreneurial skillset in preparation for launching their food businesses through a variety of workshops. La Cocina brings in outside facilitators to share their expertise on a diverse range of topics. Whether you’re in our program or not, we welcome you to join us.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMIN’S
How do you know how much to charge so you can be sure to make a profit? Join us for a workshop led by Jason Rose, co-founder of Full Heart Hospitality (and former Culinary Director of La Cocina!) to learn how to properly price your food.
August 28, 5:30PM-7:30PM at La Cocina
Creating a fair, empowering, and rewarding environment for your employees, while managing the legal risks and obligations of being an employer, is a tough balancing act for small-scale employers. This workshop will provide a general introduction to labor and employment law from the employer perspective, and point you to resources for the next steps in your business plan.
October 9, 6:00PM-8:00 PM at La Cocina
SOCIAL MEDIA IS QUEEN
Are you struggling with Instagram? Facebook? Don’t know if you should get a Twitter? Learn the ropes of social media, how to create a social media strategy, develop a personality and make it all work for you and your business. Join us at La Cocina for a workshop on social media and PR taught by La Cocina’s very own PR specialist, Allie Finnegan & her colleague Diandra Connolly from Magnum PR.
October 30, 5:30PM-7:30PM at La Cocina
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
Want to become your very own food photographer? Want to learn tips and tricks that’ll make your shots look professional?Join us in the kitchen for a workshop facilitated by Jen Baxter to learn about food photography from your very own device.
July 24, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM at La Cocina
KNIFE SKILLS WORKSHOP
Learn some basic knife skills that will help you move faster and more efficiently in the kitchen. Join us at La Cocina for this workshop led by La Cocina’s very own kitchen and program staff, Walter Miros and Sasha Lopez.
August 21, 5:30-7:30PM at La Cocina
CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS DISTRIBUTORS
Are you interested in learning best practices for working with consumer packaged goods distributors? Want to learn how to set the right prices for your products? Join us at this workshop hosted by Mike Murray, the Senior Advisor at Endorfin Foods.
Aug 14, 5:30PM-7:30 PM at La Cocina