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Committed to your success

Join a learning community designed
to help you reach your fullest potential.

Our Story

Together, we’ll help you learn the ins and outs of the craft food industry. Launch and build your new career to achieve your idea of success, whatever that might be for you!

Ready to do something special? We’re eager to help you.

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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.

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David Miller

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.

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Eric Diamond

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.

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Zac Rheinberger

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 $450 as a one-time payment or weekly payments of $90 over 5 weeks. We collect payment when you register through our secure payment system. Scholarship programs are in the works! Contact our team for qualifying details.

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FAQs

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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
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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
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How do I register?

You can sign up online for the next cohort here.

Q:
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.

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How long does the program last?

This is a structured, five-week program that includes weekly lectures and assignments – 100% online.

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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.

Get in touch

Questions? Contact our team for more information.

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