Alameda County SBDCOakland, CA

Advanced Food Business Entrepreneur Training Academy - Oakland Winter 2019

Advanced Food Business Entrepreneur Training Academy - Oakland Winter 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Take Your Food Business to the Next Level!
Join Us for a 10-Part Advanced Series with Industry Experts!

The Alameda County Community Development Agency and the Alameda County Small Business Development Center are pleased to present the AWARD WINNINGFood Entrepreneurship Academy Advanced Series for existing and launching food centric businesses. The Academy is no charge to participants.

This is an advanced 10-part business workshop series offered to a select group of food company owners (foodservice and food products) who seek higher levels of success in business. Industry experts will work with your business fundamentals, including your strategic plan and operations, and will develop practical and measurable goals and plans of action.

Program Objectives:

  • Accelerate food entrepreneur businesses located in Alameda County
  • Help strengthen these businesses to grow faster, obtain capital, hire more workers and impact the community
  • Connect entrepreneurs to experts to advise the entrepreneurs regarding best practices and resources
  • Create a network for these businesses to receive technical assistance and peer advice during and after the sessions

Dates: 10-part series -- 2/25, 2/27, 3/4, 3/6, 3/11,3/13, 3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27
Location: Alameda County Training & Education Center
125 12th Street #400 in Oakland
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Deagon Williams
Culinary Business Strategy

Deagon Williams was born in California, but her cultural and culinary training ground was Paris, where she moved as a teenager in order to undergo formal culinary training. Deagon earned her Grand Diplôme d’?tudes Culinaires at l’Ecole de Cusine, La Varenne, and then apprenticed with Michele Comby and La Maison du Chocolat.

As a chef, Deagon ran a 25 person kitchen staff with a daily changing menu as well as created new businesses from scratch. In order to build organizational expertise, Deagon studied systems and organizational theory, earning a BA in Sociology as well as an MBA at Mills College.

Deagon was Client Services Manager at the Center for Culinary Development, where she worked on business development and food innovation marketing for multinational corporations. She is now the principal of Culinary Business Strategy, a boutique consultancy that offers understanding and bottom line results to the food business sector.

Client Services
Alameda County Training & Education Center
125 12th Street #400
Oakland, CA 94612

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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