Born out of food business accelerator Central Kitchen, our online classes gives you the resources needed to launch a strong, healthy craft food business. We provide a one-stop shop for food entrepreneurs looking to learn, launch or scale their business. We meet people where they are on their journey to becoming a foodpreneur, supporting them with the tools and knowledge they need.
About The Craft Food Classroom
Learn from the Best
Meet the craft food experts who will teach you their secret ingredients for success. You’ll also hear from guest speakers, including investors and retail partners, about product feedback and potential placement.
Director of development, central kitchen
David is an inspirational speaker at his core. He leads hundreds of entrepreneurs to believe in their dreams and gives them the tools to achieve their idea of success.
Founder & CEO, Central Kitchen
Eric has 20+ years of banking & business experience. His gift to simplify complex financial decisions down to basic math has helped scale hundreds of successful craft food brands.
Operations manager, central kitchen
Zac is the go-to guide when it comes to craft foods and commercial kitchens after 15+ years of experience. He offers hands-on lessons in food safety, processing and distribution.
Invest in yourself
The 5-week course costs $350 as a one-time payment or weekly payments of $70 over 5 weeks. Or you can take individual modules for $75 each. Other support classes are offered as well. We collect payment when you register through our secure payment system. Scholarships are available! Contact our team for qualifying details.
Why should I participate in this program?
Getting started in the craft food industry can be difficult to do alone. It’s a fast-paced journey filled with highs, lows and bumps along the way. But when you have the right information, advice and resources, you CAN achieve success. Join us for these amazing benefits:
- Step-by-step education and guidance on how to start and build a craft food business
- Expert advice on how to avoid common mistakes and setbacks
- Mentorship from experienced craft food experts and entrepreneurs
- Networking with peers, potential investors, retail partners and more
What will I learn?
Here’s what you can achieve with us:
- Define your craft food vision and build your life plan
- Evaluate important decisions about product ingredients and labeling
- Develop your marketing and sales plan
- Learn how to price your product and identify distribution partners
- Network with your cohort made up of entrepreneurs like you
- Gain real-world advice and support from successful food entrepreneurs
How do I access the courses?
Once you register for an upcoming cohort, you will receive an email confirmation with log in credentials for our course platform. This platform can be accessed here.
How long does the program last?
This is a structured, five-week program that includes weekly lectures and assignments – 100% online.
What is Central Kitchen?
Central Kitchen is a food business accelerator based in Cleveland, Ohio that empowers both new and established craft food entrepreneurs to achieve their fullest potential. Beyond the Food Business Bootcamp, Central Kitchen also offers specialized training, kitchen space and funding opportunities to get craft food products to market or scale up in the market. Visit our website to learn more.