Food System

Workshops and Field Trips

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-line business, by offering classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from organic waste management,  to local sourcing, to distribution, to co-packing and social media marketing.

Check out our events page to see our upcoming workshops & events. 

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In the Media

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August 19, 2016
FoodLab Detroit partners with Michigan Ross School of Business to leverage business to make positive impact on public health in local communities

If you follow us on social media, you might have seen that something called "Impact Challenge" is underway here at FoodLab Detroit.  Organized by the Sanger Leadership Center, the "Impact Challenge" is one of the most ambitious and immersive leadership development...

Nonprofit Quarterly
June 11, 2015

As Detroit continues to rebound and rebuild from the Great Recession and its historic bankruptcy woes, entrepreneurs are playing a critical role. And one particular subset of entrepreneurs—those in the food business—are finding ways to help each other succeed, while at the same...

Next City
May 27, 2015
Sister Pie

Devita Davison was forced to hit the reset button on her life after Hurricane Sandy destroyed her home on Long Island in 2012. After closing up the local foods market she ran for two years in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, she returned to her hometown of Detroit to recover...

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