Programs

Thinking about joining FoodLab? Join us for an info session geared towards new and potential FoodLab members. Open Houses include an overview of FoodLab's history, services, and membership, membership interviews, and Q&A. We'll have applications on site for those ready to begin their FoodLab journey! See below for 2019 Open House dates & themes.

SPRING ENROLLMENT
Friday, March 1 from 9-11AM | Care: Grow our Community
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FoodLab hosts quarterly Orientation Nights for our newest members to learn more about the FoodLab community and services/opportunities available. Each Orientation Night includes an overview of services and programming open to members with resources tutorials, pick up of your new member welcome packet, interviews with current members/allies, and more!

Please see below for 2019 Orientation Night schedule & themes or...

Our monthly Skillshare events are peer-to-peer learning events for members to share their talents, learn from like-minds, and get feedback from fellow FoodLab members. . Please see below for our 2019 Skillshare schedule. 

Monday, January 21 from 6-8PM | How to Become a FLD Certified Caterer, Part 1; Open only to FoodLab members and free to attend
Monday, February 18 from 6-8PM | How to Become a FLD Certified Caterer, Part 2; Open only to FoodLab members and free to...

Starting a small business is in fact, no small task. For new and budding entrepreneurs such as yourselves, the list seems to be endless - from registering your business, to setting up your website, to creating a sustainable business model, and everything in between - there seems to be so much to do. Just trying to make sense of it all can be a monumental task in itself! Designing the Business Model to Launch your Food-Based Business is a comprehensive workshop series focuses...

Apply to 2019 Recipes: A Good Food Accelerator here! 

Now more than ever, consumers want to know the story behind the food they eat: how it was grown or raised and what impact its production and distribution had on the environment. Since 2011, FoodLab Detroit has been supporting a community of socially and environmentally responsible food companies...

ServSafe is a food and beverage safety training and certificate program for any one working in the food industry. 

The course discusses foodborne illnesses, including information on specific foodborne pathogens and biological toxins, contamination, and major food allergens. Prevention is also covered, with information regarding purchasing and receiving guidelines, food preparation, holding, and serving guidelines, food safety management systems, sanitation guidelines for...

What is a FoodLab Member 1-on-1?

  • Member 1-on-1’s are intended for folks that have questions or need guidance in their business. Popular topics include licensing, taking your product to retail, packaging assistance, and access to capital.
  • 1-on-1’s are scheduled for one hour, for one member at a time, this way you can share details about your business you might not feel comfortable sharing in a group setting.
  • These are available...

Save the date for FoodLab's 2019 Network Gathering on June 17, 2019! We'll be convening around the theme of Building Equitable Businesses.  Stay tuned here for updates and details!