“The Food Maker Hub has been an enormously helpful resource for my business, Beachy Cream. The advice I’ve received from speakers at the educational seminars, the contacts and the exchange of ideas between members is invaluable. Michel Algazi offers members a wealth of information, not available anywhere else, that is taking my business to another level. I wish I had known about this group earlier as I would likely have saved a lot of time — and money!”
— Ann Ryan, CEO - Beachy Cream
"The Food Maker Hub is a wonderful idea. It is a great resource of information and is nice to have the support of other entrepreneurs. Michel is very knowledgeable and willing to share his experience."
-- Gail Chester, Lively Up Your Breath, LLC
“Thank you so much for creating The Food Maker Hub and taking the time and energy to organize all these awesome presentations that I have been able to attend. The amount I’ve learned so far is immeasurable and has really validated my dreams and passion as a food artisan. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you at the next one!”
— Daisy Romero, CEO - Mascaro Family Foods
“As someone with no food & beverage background, The Food Maker Hub has been an amazing resource in launching my business! By networking within the group and attending some of the educational work shops I was able to connect with the Whole Foods buyer that I’d been trying to reach for over a year! For anyone starting a food or beverage business I would highly recommend joining!”
— Jayla Siciliano, Founder - Bon Affair
"As a small, start up business in the food industry, The Food Maker Hub has been very helpful in networking with other similar start up entrepreneurs. With so much to learn in food business, the seminars offered through The Food Maker Hub have been informative and practical. I would encourage other members to attend as many as their schedules allow."
-- Chris Chun Denton, CEO, Ricebliss
“The Food Maker Hub has be essential in advancing my business, Beach Bum Foods,LLC. Because of the Fine Foods Group, I was able to make critical connections with the Local Foragers at Whole Foods Market. Now my lentil avocado dips are selling at Whole Foods Markets in the LA area! I was also able to form relationships and friendships with other entrepreneurs going through the same challenges and hurdles of running a food business. Thank you Michel and The Food Maker Hub. ”
-- Elana Istrin Founder/CEO of Beach Bum Foods
The Food Maker Hub has been an invaluable resource for Fruigees throughout our entrepreneurial adventure. Having a responsive, accessible, and supportive network filled with seasoned vets and start-ups alike has been instrumental to Fruigees' success.
-- Josh Kahn and David Czinn, co-founders, Fruigees, Inc.
I did learn a lot about food manufacturing, and networking was also one of the benefits of being a member of this organization.
Michel was very helpful. The Food Maker Hub offers seminars that are also very informative to the industry.”
— Linda Estrella Ikeda, CEO Jumpstarter Body Fuel, Inc.
Hi Food Makers!Does anyone have experience using services like DirectIncorporation.com or LegalZoom.com to jumpstart the LLC-formation process? If so, do you recommend their standard package or full-service offerings?I'm looking to begin the process this month and would love to hear from anyone who's gone through this recently.Thanks so much!NicaContinue
Hello,We've just submitted our processed food registration packet to the state of California.We would like to launch with 4 organic salsas to the market. If we decide only to launch with 3at the time of initial testing with the state would all new products have to be submitted to the state after initial permit has been granted?BestTony EscalanteWolfpeach Salsa Co. https://instagram.com/wolfpeach_salsa/Continue
Started by Tony Escalante in Packaging & Labeling on Tuesday.
Hi everyone,We are making bite size bars from fresh ingredients such as sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, and spices, but we are having a hard time finding them on wholesale level. Can anyone recommend wholesaler or co-op farmer for Organic fresh produces and spices? Please let me know.Thank you,LizaFloz Inc.Continue
Started by Liza Gellibolian in Formulation & Ingredients on Tuesday.
I am about to launch a business selling fermented foods at farmer's markets. Does the name of my company/business (as a single proprietor) have to be the same as the product name on the packaging and on the banner at the booth? I would like to have one name for my business but have potentially several product lines. Do I have to do more than one DBA in that case?Thanks for any help/advice.Hae JungContinue
Ok ... This is my dilemma ... I'm about to put a big sandwich and snack refrigerated display in a hotel and sell the food products. Since I don't want to the whole day next to my refrigerator and do the sales, and also don't want to hire anybody to do that, is there any other possible solution that will able the customer to scan the product and pay it with the credit card without me or anybody else being present there?Appreciate any suggestion!AnahidContinue
Hi Everyone,We're a small nut and nut butter company looking for a new kitchen space on the west side, preferably near Culver City. We have limited hour needs right now, but we are starting to get into some retailers and have interested distributors, so we expect our needs to expand. We are extremely clean and respectful of the spaces we work in. Hoping to find a friendly owner who we can start a relationship with. Suggestions? Thanks in advance!Dave Wolfecrazygonutswalnuts.comContinue
Has anyone worked with a lab they'd recommend for nutrition analysis and labeling? We haven't gone through the process yet with our products and need to get this done soon. Also wondering what the cost was for those who've done it?Thanks!LaraContinue