The City of Driggs and University of Idaho Extension have partnered to host a series of workshops for entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing a food business. The first workshop will be held from 5:30pm to 8pm on Monday, July 31st at the Teton Valley Kitchen Food Business Incubator located at 260 N Main Street in Driggs. This first workshop will include presentations by staff of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Eastern Idaho Small Business Development Center and focus on the fundamentals of business plans, financing and marketing. The Teton Food and Farm Coalition and associated partner organizations will also be on hand to offer resources about local food projects in the Tetons. Future workshops, which will occur at the same time on the last Monday of each month will focus on other useful topics for food businesses, including ingredient sourcing, nutritional analysis, labeling, packaging and distribution, and health and safety requirements. Additional information on the food business workshops may be obtained from the website www.TetonValleyKitchen.com.
Teton Valley Kitchen is a food business incubator and culinary center created by the City of Driggs to support the startup and growth of local food businesses that would otherwise lack the necessary resources. The fully licensed commercial kitchen is available for rent for food production on an hourly basis, as well as for classes, pop-up restaurants and similar culinary purposes.
The University of Idaho is one of only 72 land-grant research universities across the country. Home to nearly 12,000 students, the UI is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. University of Idaho Cooperative Extension offers research-based educational programs and publications in the areas of agriculture, community development and family and consumer science. Learn more at www.uidaho.edu. To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.