How to Start and Operate a Successful Artisanal Food Business – Westlake Culinary Institute

April 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Westlake Culinary Institute
4643 Lakeview Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Ann Ryan, Founder and President of Beachy Cream, a Los Angeles-based organic ice cream company, is teaching two classes on “How to Start and Operate a Successful Artisanal Food Business” at the Westlake Culinary Institute, for budding entrepreneurs, and for those with experience selling locally who are looking to expand into other markets.

Having successfully launched Beachy Cream from an ice cream cart to an in-demand brand with with products in 55 stores and counting, including Whole Foods and Gelson’s, as well a Santa Monica storefront and a factory opening next month in Long Beach, Ann knows exactly what entrepreneurs need to know about starting, or expanding, an artisanal food business.

Because of this, Ann’s beginner and advanced courses cover everything one needs to know including production, distribution, navigating the regulatory waters, finding a kitchen, marketing, financing, and, most importantly, keeping your sanity.

Dates: Sunday, April 19, 2015 (beginner)
Sunday, April 26, 2015 (advanced)

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Westlake Culinary Institute
4643 Lakeview Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 93065

About Beachy Cream:

Beachy Cream believes that ice cream should be a fun experience (just look at the retro-inspired Beachy Cream Girls pictured to the right) and its philosophy is that customers shouldn’t have to worry about what’s in their frozen treats. Because of this, the California Green Business Certified company uses only organic ingredients to create its smooth and creamy signature ice cream, all of which is made in small batches, with locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.

The company has received very positive media coverage in, and on, news outlets that include KTLA 5 Los Angeles, Angeleno, C Magazine, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Business Journal, Long Beach Press-Telegram and many others.

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