The Food Coridor

Partner Discounts & Offers

For your food business

Equip your food business with great providers and save some dough with the discounts and special offers below!

Eligibility and discounts may vary per provider.

Get compliant with a food handler card

ACE provides food safety training courses online for you to obtain your food handler card. ACE’s course is approved by numerous health departments and regulators nationwide.

Offer: Low price in select states

Protect your business with liability insurance

FLIP provides food vendors, caterers, food trailers, and more with the liability coverage you need to safeguard your business at a low price. Premium savings are passed onto you through FLIP’s group purchasing power.

Offer: $10 off with discount code "FC10" at checkout

Hire on-demand production staff

Wonolo can help you staff up immediately to meet your increased demand. Wonolo’s technology + workers can fill your jobs with a vetted workforce across front-line positions in minutes.

Offer: Sign up for a free account today and receive $100 in Wonolo credit

Finance your production equipment

ConnectedFi, an equipment finance brokerage, can help find the best financing solution for you to get your production equipment financed - regardless of your credit, type of equipment or situation.

Offer: Customized to you

Print food business labels, stickers & banners

Leapin’ Lizard Labels prints custom labels, stickers, window clings, social distancing floor decals, and banners for your food business. No set-up fees, minimums, plate or dye fees, or extra cost for custom shapes and colors.

Offer: Mention The Food Corridor and receive this starter package:

  • 20% off your first label order
  • 4 free floor decals or 50 free logo stickers
  • A 3’x4’ banner for $36
  • Free ground shipping on all orders

Resources

For your food business

Here at The Kitchen Door we’ve sifted through and selected the best quality resources to help your food business succeed.

Check them out below.

Sections

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Business Development

Small Food Business

A community for food artisans and entrepreneurs with a mission of providing up-to-date industry news as well as the regulatory, business, and strategic information needed to successfully compete in today’s marketplace.

Foodboro

A community for food & beverage makers that gathers intelligence and insights, and provides members with the services they need to navigate the future of food.

Specialty Food Association

Create, connect, support, and share the extraordinary experience of specialty food with the world. Join for access to exclusive membership benefits.

Food Business School

Enables and empowers entrepreneurial leaders to design, deliver and lead transformative innovations that address the world’s most pressing food challenges—and its greatest business opportunities.

Michigan State Product Center

Helps you develop and commercialize high-value products and businesses in the food, agricultural and natural resource sectors.

Education

The Culinary Institute of America

Their five undergraduate schools award Bachelor’s degrees in food business management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts; and an accelerated culinary arts certificate.

Food Business School

Enables and empowers entrepreneurial leaders to design, deliver and lead transformative innovations that address the world’s most pressing food challenges—and its greatest business opportunities.

Food Marketing Institute

For food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers of all types and sizes, FMI leads the way in providing comprehensive programs, resources, guidance, advocacy and services for the food and grocery retail industry.

Culinary Course Reviews

Information for anyone interested in undertaking an online cooking course to improve their basic cooking abilities, through gaining full-on professional kitchen experience.

Real Food MBA

List of types of funding for food businesses, also contains direct links to funding entities.

Funding, Accelerators, & Incubators

AngelCalc

AngelCalc models the conversion of safes and/or convertible notes during an equity financing. It uses techniques similar to those used by Microsoft Excel to make its calculations.

Chobani Incubator

Started to help small companies with big hearts and ideas follow the path to challenge the food industry, improve broken systems, and make a difference.

Food System 6

Accelerator that builds a networking and mentoring platform to enable the best entrepreneurs to revolutionize the way we produce and distribute food globally. Accepts both for- and non-profit business models.

Funding Sources for Food-Related Businesses: Fourth Edition

Funding sources for food-related businesses.

Real Food MBA

List of types of funding for food businesses, also contains direct links to funding entities.

Production, Marketing & Distribution

Galley Solutions

Data-driven food service software to help understand food costs, optimize purchasing, and simplify production.

LeanPath

LeanPath's food waste prevention solution cuts food waste by 50% and reduces labor and operating costs, making your business more profitable.

DirtyHands

White glove product brand support for retail merchandising, shelving, ordering, promos and product placement.

Partnerslate

Discover, connect, and build a relationship with your next production partner. Find the best contract manufacturer for your business.

Rodeo CPG

CPG operations and sales management support including R&D, managed supply chain solutions, and data analytics.

RangeMe

Put CPG products in front of thousands of retail buyers – instantly.

Recipal

Create FDA-compliant nutrition fact labels, recipe costing, and inventory management.

Food Marketing Institute

For food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers of all types and sizes, FMI leads the way in providing comprehensive programs, resources, guidance, advocacy and services for the food and grocery retail industry.

Food Innovation Center (Oregon State University)

The Market Research for Market Readiness (MKTRD) Protocol is based on consumer testing and designed to help entrepreneurial food makers and value-added farmers evaluate the products they are developing for market. This toolkit includes a manual, an Excel workbook, and several training videos.

Integrity Labeling

Integrity Labeling prepares Nutrition Facts, Ingredient Statements, Nutrient Content Claims and Allergen Statements that are FDA Compliant and design-ready to insert into your label design, in just 3-5 business days.

Safety & Sanitation

United States National Directory of Local Health Departments

Enables users to search NACCHO’s Local Health Department (LHD) Directory by zip code.

Food Process Authority Registry

A process authority evaluates the thermal process for food with expert knowledge of thermal process, hermetically sealed containers, and food microbiology. Registry available by state.

ServSafe

A food and beverage safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. Sanitation certification is required as a basic credential for anyone producing food for sale.

Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food

All wholesale manufacturers, re-packers and warehouses must comply with the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 21, section 110.

Open Source Food Safety

Open source food safety plans, free and unrestricted public viewing, commenting, downloading, sharing, revision, and use.