Food INC 6-Session Training Incubator

Apr 10 2:00 pm — 8:00 pm

A 6-sessions over 3 weeks (4 hours each day on the dates below) to help food operators finalize their recipes, go-to market and launch their business.

Meetings on April 10th & 11th, 24th & 25th, May 2nd & 3rd; each session
Classroom time for everyone is 2-4pm
Hands-on kitchen work is 4-6pm OR 6-8pm (2 separate groups)

Located at Miracle Plum Shared-use Commercial Kitchen, 600 Wilson St, Santa Rosa and the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber, 50 Old Courthouse Square, Ste 110. You must be able to attend the full sessions to join!

Event Details

If you’re looking to start a cottage, artisan food or catering company and need support to perfect your product, define distribution channels and have personalized support with industry leading chefs, apply to join us for this dynamic and hands-on food incubator!


  • Perfect their product in a state-of-the-art kitchen
  • Receive expert guidance from experienced chef instructors
  • Participate in a final event to present their product and receive feedback
  • NOTE: This course includes ServSafe California Food Protection Manager Training and Certificate at an additional cost

ALL participants will have class time of 2-4pm
Kitchen time will be EITHER 4-6pm OR 6-8pm depending on your group

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern California Small Business Development Center, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar. By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California Small Business Development Center or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

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Meet the Team

Shawn Walker-Smith graduated from California Culinary Academy, with a degree in baking and pastry. Shawn owned and operated a made-to-order baking business – TART! Oakland.

Mani Niall is a chef, baker and entrepreneur, founder of two successful bakery-cafes, former Executive Chef for national wholesaler Just Desserts and author of four cookbooks.