Starting a Food Business in New Jersey


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Zoom, 07928

Starting a food business can be complicated, especially in New Jersey. Let us help!

In partnership with the Garden State Kitchen, this workshop will cover important topics for culinary entrepreneurs just getting started as bakers, caterers, makers of specialty foods items and more. We'll review the basics of writing a business plan, creating a food elevator pitch and securing a food handler's license.

In addition, we will also review some of the regulations regarding the NJ Cottage Food Operators permits for home bakers.

We'll also join Stacy Basko, live in the Garden State Kitchen, for a virtual tour of the kitchen incubator space and hear unique strategies for launching a successful food business - even during a pandemic.

Workshop Highlights:
  • Registering your Business
  • Acquiring Insurance
  • Working in a Commercial Kitchen
  • Developing Marketing Materials
  • Peer Discussion

Please note: Zoom links are not automatically sent with registration confirmation emails. Check your inbox/junk folder for a second email.

A recording of this session will be provided to all who attend.
WCEC: Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.
  • 229 Main Street
    2nd Floor
    Chatham, NJ 07928
  • phone: 973.507.9700
  • email:

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and limited English proficiency will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corp. at 973-507-9700.