This spring, RDI delivered our Food Business Training in partnership with the coworking community, Indy Commons, in Independence, OR. The popular training (which has a long waitlist) is offered to Latinx community members and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in learning about the process for selling homemade food, including obtaining permits and licenses.
At the first session, participants had the opportunity to tour a commercial kitchen, and at the end of the five-class training, each person received their Oregon food handler card. Attendees spent the day in the Indy Commons commercial kitchen to prepare tinga de pollo and empanadas for the final session and celebration. Some program participants plan to sell food at the Community Fiesta in Independence in August.