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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Food Business Track

  • Mother Road Market 1124 South Lewis Avenue Tulsa, OK, 74104 United States (map)
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For current and future food business owners. If you are working on a new restaurant concept, food truck or packaged item, this track is for you.

Date: Thursday, November 15
Venue: Mother Road Market
Cost: $25 (includes all Food Business Track workshops, lunch on Thursday, and admission to all GEW 2018 evening events)

Schedule- More Details Below:
Registration @ 8:00am - 8:30am
Food Truck 101 @ 8:30am - 10:00am
How to Start a Packaged Food Business @ 10:15am - 11:45am
Kitchen 66 Demo Lunch @ Noon - 1:00pm
Speed Dating for Farmers and Local Chefs @ 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Marketing and Branding a Food Business @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Sponsored by Kitchen 66, The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, The OSU Riata Center and 36 Degrees North.

Food Truck 101 @ 8:30am - 10:00am
Get a crash course on everything you need to know to start a food truck. Hear from local food truck owners on why a mobile operation is a great way to start your restaurant concept. Plus learn the fundamental steps you’ll need to take to get rolling (pun intended). Hosted by Kitchen 66.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn regulations and requirements for food trucks

  • Hear best practices from experienced food truck owners

  • Learn unique sales opportunities for food trucks in Tulsa

How to Start a Packaged Food Business @ 10:15am - 11:45am
From recipe to store shelves: join us to learn the process of testing, producing and distributing a packaged food product. Hosted by The Oklahoma State University Food & Agriculture Product Center.

Key Takeaways:

  • Steps to develop a packaged product

  • Requirements for manufacturers

  • Resources available for food manufacturers

Kitchen 66 Demo Lunch @ Noon - 1:00pm
Join us for a cooking demonstration with professional chef and owner of Radish Seth Smith at Kitchen 66 at the Mother Road Market.

Speed Dating for Farmers and Local Chefs @ 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Sourcing locally is a growing trend in the restaurant industry; however, it can be a challenging endeavor to undertake. To help bring the farm to the table, Kitchen 66 is hosting an event to encourage local sourcing by bringing together Oklahoma farmers and chefs. Farmers and chefs will be paired up based on what they grow and what they are looking to buy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Meet farmers providing locally grown products

  • Meet chefs looking to source local products

  • Learn best practices for sourcing and distributing locally

Marketing and Branding a Food Business @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Learn best practices for marketing and branding a food business with the mastermind behind Forefathers Group (the company who led the branding for McNellie’s Group and other popular local restaurants).

Branding is no longer just cool logos. Today’s branding covers many broad bases such as responsive branding, visual hierarchy, brand typography, photography and written tone.

Key Takeaways:

  • An introduction to responsive branding

  • Tips to improve your food business website

  • What to post on your Facebook and Instagram profiles to increase customer loyalty

Earlier Event: November 14
Tulsa Startup Series Demo Day
Later Event: November 15
Tulsa Game Developers