Skill Nibble Speaker Series – Milestones for Food Business Growth
This month: Are You on the Right Track? Milestones for Food Business Growth. Deagon Williams, founder of Culinary Business Strategy, will cover:
- How to optimize each of the five key components of any food business — product, timing, location, people and price;
- What milestones define success in each of the five key areas of a food business;
- The critical importance of bringing them together in a cohesive whole for growth and long-term success.
This Skill Nibble is for new food entrepreneurs, emerging food start ups, and seasoned food business owners.
Deagon B. Williams, Proprietor of Culinary Business Strategy, is a chef and food business consultant who uses broad and deep industry knowledge and an unbound intuitive curiosity to her clients with their projects to realize the next level of business opportunity and success. Deagon completed culinary school at La Varenne in Paris followed by an intensive apprenticeship program all while eating her way through the streets of Paris and the European continent. Deagon was part of the first wave of American women to work their way up the kitchen ladder in high-end kitchens. She began honing her management skills and style beyond her culinary education as the Executive Chef at the Heritage House on the Mendocino Coast at the age of 24. She later rounded out her culinary education with a BA in Sociology and an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Marketing.
She brings 20+ years of experience as an Executive Chef, event planner, business owner, business development specialist, mentor and consultant to Culinary Business Strategy as well as counsel with SBDC clients. Since 2008, Deagon has worked with clients to refine, improve and enhance their internal and external operating systems through flawless execution and strategic growth road maps.
Culinary Business Strategy works with food entrepreneurs to establish positive strategic connections between people, products, and services.
Food Craft Institute has launched Skill Nibble, a series of monthly discussions for craft food entrepreneurs at our new home above Forage Kitchen.
On the third Wednesday of each month, we’ll welcome a different speaker to our Oakland classroom to host a lively discussion on topics that are at the forefront of entrepreneurial minds: legal issues, marketing strategies, product development, staffing practices, and many more. Aimed at sharing knowledge, resources and cementing community among early-stage food entrepreneurs, you won’t want to miss a single one!
Join us at the FCI Classroom for knowledge, resources, community, coffee and tea!
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