Programs

Programs

To address the questions and day-to-day needs of our members, we offer a variety of technical assistance opportunities to facilitate on-going business development. Since in-person support is often the most effective, we host office hours. FoodLab staff are there to talk about your business and product and next steps, connect you to useful contacts, and, ultimately, let you know you're not in it alone.

Our 2017 Office...

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...

Year-round, members provide guidance and input to staff on needs, opportunities, priorities, and strategies to grow the good food business ecosystem. But there are always more ideas for projects and programs than we have time or resources to pursue. In order to prioritize our collective energy and make sure we're "pulling together" as a community, each year, at our annual...

At FoodLab Detroit, we are creating a community of food entrepreneurs who are constantly experimenting with ways they can contribute to the greater good through day-to-day business operations.

When we talk to our members, we hear that while there are lots of books and classes on how to start and run a business, there’s little support for how to run a good food business.

So we organize learning experiences to help develop skills and capacity around running a triple-bottom-...