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!
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
Want to become your very own food photographer? 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 @ La Cocina
WORKING WITH 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!
August 14, 5:30PM - 7:30PM @ La Cocina
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 @ La Cocina
MEAT YOUR MEAT
Want to learn how to buy meat from purveyors? Want to learn which cuts of meat to use for different recipes? Are you curious about learning the best practices for working with meat? Andrew Ghetia from 4505 Meats is coming to La Cocina to talk to you about all things meat!
September 11, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM @ 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, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM @ La Cocina