Free Food Start Up Seminar For Women With Cornercopia
5th, 12, 19 or 26th November in Brixton Village Market: 12pm – 2.30pm
About the seminars
There is a lot we wish we had known when we started our business almost 5 years ago! We have learnt a lot along the way and the primary aim of these workshops is to share that knowledge with women at the start of their journey into the food business. This is an insiders guide to what it’s really like running your own food business, our top tips for success and the things we wish we had done differently!
There will be further opportunities for women to get free 1;1 mentoring on a specific business idea with us and we can put you in touch with a charity that may be able to help with start-up loans of £1,000-£25,000. The project is supported by JoinedUpFood/Westminster Enterprise Centre and they will be running free seminars on becoming self employed, financial aspects of running a business, marketing, PR and branding. Whilst each seminar will be essentially the same, we plan to bring together women interested in launching either a food product or those interested in setting up a restaurant, supper-club or similar.
Who is it for?
Places are limited to 10 women per session. To be eligible you must be female and considering setting up a food business and either becoming self employed or setting up your own company. Unfortunately we can’t accept women who already have a registered company or established business connected with the food Industry. Seminars are free and will include a basic lunch.
To confirm a place we will need a deposit of £20 which is returnable on the day in cash. Payment can be made by bank transfer, in person or Paypal. Please contact Cornercopia directly to make a booking 65 Brixton Village Market, SW9 8PS firstname.lastname@example.org | 07919 542 233
Brixton Cornercopia is a pioneering neighbourhood restaurant and local food larder selling products hand made by food start-ups. The business was set up by Anne fairbrother and Chef Ian Riley as part of an empty shops project in Brixton Village. The shop units were brought back to life after 15 years of neglect. Cornercopia played a key role in the regeneration of Brixton Village and it’s new role as a food hub, described by Jay Rayner as ‘the most exciting radical venture in the British restaurant scene’. In it’s very first Year Anne won a silver award for best business vision and Cornercopia was voted ‘Best Green Business’ in the Lambeth business awards. They have grown from a small deli with one table to restaurant serving 60, a new homeware store and online business. Cornercopia helps other people take risks by providing shelf space and feedback to food start-ups and supporting up and coming chefs and self-taught cooks who run pop-up events at the restaurant.