GYRM Time To Market 12-2017-3

Are you ready to start getting your recipe on grocery shelves? But you have no idea where to begin?

There are many things to consider when starting a food product business: packaging, labeling, marketing, costs, and more. Imagine starting a food business with confidence, knowing you have thought through all the steps necessary to launch into the marketplace!

Getting Your Recipe to Market is a unique, 12-week intensive program that will help you take your idea to commercial-ready food product.

We've partnered with food industry experts, OSU’s Food Innovation Center, and New Seasons Market to take you step-by-step to produce, promote, and sell your product.

Course Outline:

WEEK 1
• Introduction to the program
• Market surveys
• Introduction to Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)

WEEK 2
• Food science and safety
• Licensing and regulations
• Commercial kitchens

WEEK 3
• Commercial Kitchens 
• Co-packers

WEEK 4
• COGS calculator and pricing model
• Social Media 

WEEK 5
• Branding, Logos, and Labels 
• Packing options

WEEK 6
• Food Business Law 
• Selling at Farmer's Markets 

WEEK 7
• Selling at New Seasons Market
• Alternative sales channels 
• Selling at Local Events 

WEEK 8
• Food Safety Modernization Act

WEEK 9
• Selling at Market of Choice
• Sales Sheets
• Sampling your product

WEEK 10
• Distribution

WEEK 11
• Preparing for the New Seasons Market Evaluation Night
• Alumni panel

WEEK 12
• Preparing for the Time to Market Tradeshow
• Bookkeeping and Managing Inventory 
• Practice presentations 

FINAL WEEK
New Seasons Market Evaluation Night
Time to Market Tradeshow at the Food Innovation Center


COURSE DETAILS
• 36 hours of education divided into 12 classes
• One on one advising
• Tuition for the Getting Your Recipe to Market program is $1,995
• A second person from your business can attend for $1,000
• Payment plans are available through PCC
• A Guided Interview is required before registration

How to Enroll in Getting Your Recipe to Market

You must complete a guided interview to ensure the program is a good fit for you. Complete the form on this page to schedule a guided interview.

Upcoming programs:

Want more information? Complete the form on this page to schedule a guided interview.