Crossroads provides free, bilingual business training to support local aspiring food entrepreneurs. The 10-part workshop series makes sometimes difficult-to-find and difficult-to-understand information more accessible, and covers food safety basics, business fundamentals, and everything in between. The new shared-use Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen will provide an affordable means of production.
- Bilingual English/Spanish instruction
- One-on-one mentoring
- Dynamic small group instruction
- Technical assistance in applying to local community kitchens
- An educational binder to organize food business documents
- Connections to a network of local food producers and farmers
If you are thinking of starting a food business in the DC Metro area or if you need guidance in taking your food business to the next level, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next session of Microenterprise Training Program is full, but let us know if you’re interested in participating in a future session, or if you need more information.
# of participants that have earned their Food Manager Certification to date: 21
# of new jobs created by program graduates’ businesses so far: 8
# of new food businesses with products we can’t wait to see on the shelves at our local grocery stores: all of them!