“The Fine Foods Group has been an enormously helpful resource for my business, Beachy Cream. The advice I’ve received from speakers at the educational seminars, the contacts and the exchange of ideas between members is invaluable. Michel Algazi offers members a wealth of information, not available anywhere else, that is taking my business to another level. I wish I had known about this group earlier as I would likely have saved a lot of time — and money!”
— Ann Ryan, CEO - Beachy Cream
"The Fine Foods Group is a wonderful idea. It is a great resource of information and is nice to have the support of other entrepreneurs. Michel is very knowledgeable and willing to share his experience."
-- Gail Chester, Lively Up Your Breath, LLC
“Thank you so much for creating the Fine Foods Group and taking the time and energy to organize all these awesome presentations that I have been able to attend. The amount I’ve learned so far is immeasurable and has really validated my dreams and passion as a food artisan. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you at the next one!”
— Daisy Romero, CEO - Mascaro Family Foods
“As someone with no food & beverage background, The Fine Foods Group has been an amazing resource in launching my business! By networking within the group and attending some of the educational work shops I was able to connect with the Whole Foods buyer that I’d been trying to reach for over a year! For anyone starting a food or beverage business I would highly recommend joining!”
— Jayla Siciliano, Founder - Bon Affair
"As a small, start up business in the food industry, the FFG has been very helpful in networking with other similar start up entrepreneurs. With so much to learn in food business, the seminars offered through the FFG have been informative and practical. I would encourage other members to attend as many as their schedules allow."
-- Chris Chun Denton, CEO, Ricebliss
“The Fine Foods Groups has be essential in advancing my business, Beach Bum Foods,LLC. Because of the Fine Foods Group, I was able to make critical connections with the Local Foragers at Whole Foods Market. Now my lentil avocado dips are selling at Whole Foods Markets in the LA area! I was also able to form relationships and friendships with other entrepreneurs going through the same challenges and hurdles of running a food business. Thank you Michel and the Fine Foods Group. ”
-- Elana Istrin Founder/CEO of Beach Bum Foods
The Fine Foods Group has been an invaluable resource for Fruigees throughout our entrepreneurial adventure. Having a responsive, accessible, and supportive network filled with seasoned vets and start-ups alike has been instrumental to Fruigees' success.
-- Josh Kahn and David Czinn, co-founders, Fruigees, Inc.
I did learn a lot about food manufacturing, and networking was also one of the benefits of being a member of this organization.
Michel was very helpful. The Fine Food Group offers seminars that are also very informative to the industry.”
— Linda Estrella Ikeda, CEO Jumpstarter Body Fuel, Inc.
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Started by Michel Algazi in Web Marketing / Social Media Mktg / Consumer Engagement 20 hours ago.
We are looking for a temporary bakery production location until our construction is complete. We would like to be in Los Angeles, downtown, pasadena, Glendale area.- We need three days 6-8 hours a day for production of scones, blondies and brownies…Continue
Hi all,I'm getting ready to launch my product next month, and I am debating whether or not to offer a lower direct-to-consumer price compared to the msrp. Has anyone done this? Do you think it's worthwhile?Best,Leah FerrazzaniSemolina Artisanal…Continue
Can anyone send me the name and contact information for the Forager for Whole Foods Stores in Greater Metropolitan Los Angeles area, for single store placements of new products? I believe Dwight Detter covers only 13 stores, mostly in San Diego and…Continue
Hello,I apologize to bother you with a request but I am becoming desperate. I am working on a bar that is made of 100% yogurt. The manufacturing process is similar to the one for fruit rolls. I am a former news editor with an idea but no means to…Continue
Started by Roman Koidl in Manufacturing Sep 11.
Company wants to use my recipes and their labels; what should I charge per case or jar? Also any language I should use in our agreement to avoid competition with one another in the marketplace or is that not important.thank you - either way I see it…Continue
Started by Daisy Romero in Business and Food Law Sep 10.
Hello all!I am looking for a plastic jar manufacturer for my spread line. Preferably one near California. If anyone has any suggestions please email me at email@example.com.Thank you!Continue
Anyone know where to get Chipboard boxes for display to hold product on shelf?Need 3.25x4 deep x 5-6" long chipboard box brown paperkraft look and ability to pull off top to open them up with a u shaped front to see there is something in the box at…Continue
Folks: We have a small 5 oz square jar for one of our products, and co-packer we use doesn’t have a labeling machine that can orient the labels correctly on the squarish jar that we have. Does any one of us in the FFG membership has or plans to…Continue
Started by Abe Oswal in Packaging & Labeling Sep 8.