PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FOR VALUE-ADDED PREPARED FOODS WORKSHOP IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTONGeared to small scale producers of preserves, sauces, dressings and vinegars, snacks, baked goods and other value-added products DATE: Monday, February 2, 2015 TIME: 9:00am to 4:00pm LOCATION: Spokane, WA (exact location TBD) FEE: $95, general admission (pre-registration is required) Lunch, beverages and course packet included. INSTRUCTORS: Fred Berman, Project Manager, NABC Girish Ganjyal, Food Processing Specialist, WSU This workshop will provide the region’s small scale prepared food producers with up-to-date information and technical knowledge of the food product development process for the specialty food industry and how to bring such products to market - targeted to start-up entrepreneurs and food product developers. Students will be walked through the various steps from concept development to the market. There will be an emphasis on the factors to be considered for scaling up the product from the kitchen to commercial production. Numerous examples will be provided to illustrate the steps and end goal. Along with the aspects of product development, the course will cover product cost calculations, with real-world business examples.