Want to start your own food business? We have compiled lists and documents below to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about starting a small food business in Detroit.
This is just a small sampling of the resources we have available for food businesses. Becoming a FoodLab member will give you access to our full resource directory. Still have questions? Feel free to stop by our weekly office hours.
Want to start a food business in Detroit?
Are you interested in operating under the Michigan Cottage Food Law?
- Getting Started
- Checklist for starting a Cottage Food Business
- Michigan Cottage Food Law Online Training
- Cottage Food Product Labeling Guide
Are you interested in making a packaged product that can be sold wholesale or direct to customers at farmer's markets and other events?
- Food Service License Details and FAQ
- Food Service License Application
- How to apply for a Food Service License online
- How to use the Michigan OneStop website
Have questions about the Michigan OneStop website? Call 877-766-1779 or email the Customer Service Center.
Have questions about the licensing of a food service establishment? Contact the Food and Dairy Division at 517-373-1060.
Do you plan on catering, operating a mobile food business or opening a restaurant, bakery, or cafe in Detroit?
For more information on how to start a catering, mobile food business, restaurant, bakery or cafe in Detroit, please contact the Institute of Population Health at 313-309-9374.
General Food Safety Resources
FoodSafety.gov - Your gateway to Federal Safety Information
Food Marketing Institute - from the center for food retail safety and defense, includes webinars!