Attention local food entrepreneurs
January 22, 2014

A mini chocolate bronie with chocolate sauce and orange zestLocal food is increasingly popular with Ontario residents, and that can bring tempting new business opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs.

On Monday, Feb. 24, the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus of Georgian College will host a Community Seminar for Food Entrepreneurs. The event is offered by Georgian College in partnership with Foodland Ontario, local municipalities (including Clearview Township, the Town of Collingwood, the City of Owen Sound, the Town of Wasaga Beach), economic development partners in Grey County and the County of Simcoe, and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre.

The seminar will help local food entrepreneurs and aspiring artisan food producers understand how to cultivate a successful food business. It’s aimed at farmers and other food entrepreneurs who want to know more about the complexities of the food industry before they invest time, money and effort in a new business idea.

The day will feature a showcase of local food entrepreneurs who have launched a successful product or concept, presentations from a panel of experts, special guest speakers, and a lunch catered by a local chef.

Food entrepreneurs should attend this event to:

  • Learn about the processes and preparation required for starting a food business
  • Discover lessons learned from successful local food entrepreneurs
  • Discuss important food trends
  • Connect with other entrepreneurs, producers and suppliers
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by a local chef

The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Georgian College John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus at 499 Raglan St., Collingwood.

Admission is free but space is limited and tickets are required. Please register online at or contact Mary Whittaker at or 705-728-1968 ext. 1774 for more information.