Starting a Specialty Food Business

Kodiak, Petersburg, Anchorage, Kenai, Fairbanks, Juneau,
Anchorage, Alaska
February 15–March 8, 2014

Contact: Quentin Fong, • 907-486-1516

Course description and goals

This course presents the development and management of a successful specialty food business from inception to operation, including practical application of business planning, obtaining financing, accounting, permitting, feasibility analysis, marketing, and operational aspects of establishing and operating a specialty food business.

This course will be available at various locations in Alaska through videoconference. The cost for the four sessions is $40.00. Session dates are Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, and Mar. 8, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Quentin Fong, Seafood Marketing Specialist, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, Kodiak

Brennan Smith, Seafood Scientist, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center

Kate Idzorek, UAF Cooperative Extension Service

Videoconferencing locations

Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kodiak, Juneau, Mat-Su, Petersburg, Soldotna

For more information

Quentin Fong,

Kate Idzorek,

Secure online registration

Or call Kate Idzorek at 907-474-5391 or 1-877-520-5211.

Starting a Specialty Food Business (flyer) [PDF; 696 KB]