Kitchen2Market: How to Start A Cottage Food Business
Cottage Foods Across the United States

Welcome to Kitchen2Market!

K2M has been around since 2008. We were originally FoodpreneurInstitute.com, a place where Cottage Food Operators and other culinary creatives could find solutions to their business problems. Today we offer to research business struggles and add them to an educational platform that addresses solutions to your business struggles. Disposable income and discretionary income are the key economic indicators you are financially stable. Need help growing your Cottage Food Operator? Join Kitchen2Market.club for only $97 for 1-Year access. Start today!

Check out your cottage food law or contact me directly about the Kitchen2Market.club. Let’s get started!

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About The Instructor

ACCOUNTABILITY COACH FOR HOME-BASED BAKERY BUSINESSES

Hi! I’m Dee, and my cottage food story started with biscuits. As early as three years old, I can remember sitting in Mrs. Mumford’s kitchen, the woman who watched me while my parents worked, waiting for her to give me a biscuit. She would make breakfast for her hubby, always baking the most amazing biscuits.

Fast forward about six years and I was in my grandmother’s kitchen while she made whole wheat biscuits from scratch. I thought to myself, I am going to learn how to make this one day. Fast forward another 25 years and while browsing a Bon Appetit magazine I saw a recipe for whipped cream biscuits. I tried the recipe and, well, the rest is history.

My two greatest loves are baking and education. I wanted to be a teacher and I wanted to teach cooking.

Fortunately, the need to bake always took top billing. When I relocated to Cary, North Carolina in 2005 I learned about the “Cottage Food Rule;” and my life changed forever. I set off to learn all there was about cottage food operations, starting a home-based bakery, and taking my baked goods to market.

Then, my entrepreneurial spirit said, teach everyone who wants to learn to take their products from kitchen to market; and here we are!

In 2008 I created a website called HomebasedBaking.com, designed a course for the Wake County Lifelong Learning Program, Wake Public Schools on Home-based Baking (Profits from Your Kitchen: How to Start a Home-Based Bakery); wrote a book during the height of the Cottage Food movement and designed another course for the Central Piedmont Community College, Small Business Center teaching food entrepreneurship basics and cottage food rules and regulations.

Today, I operate Kitchen2Market.club. An educational platform for food entrepreneurs who operate micro food businesses that sell specialty foods. I focus on helping cottage food operators and those who sell shelf-stable products like dried spice blends, candy, chocolate truffles, dog treats, jams, jellies, bread, relishes, pickles, hot sauce, pasta sauces, you name it they have crossed my path. I can honestly say, the culinary creativity in the U.S. and around the world is amazing! I am so proud to be a part of a niche market that puts a genuine smile on the face of consumers worldwide. .

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OMG Miss Denay has tremendously been a blessing during my rebranding process!!! Not only was I able to find items to sell that was for sure a great income for my business but I was able to find commercial kitchen space in my local area I had no idea existed! Now that’s been a 3 year search for me!! This institution helps with research on great topics to help us flourish in the food industry despite this pandemic! Miss Denay is honest and straight forward and very sincere! It’s ONLY up from here. Thank you from the top thru the bottom of my heart!

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR ME?

WHO DO YOU WORK WITH?

I coach cottage food operators on how to start and manage their empires. Whether you’re just starting or managing an established business, I can help you take your company to the next level.

Do you need to transition to an incubator or shared-use kitchen? Not sure how to do that? There’s information in the course on working from a commercial kitchen. Whatever your questions, we’re here to help!

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?

I will act as your instructor and coach guiding you through the ins and outs of starting, managing, and promoting your company. I am your cheerleader when your negative side begins to creep in. I am your amen section when you act on those great ideas. I am the one who’s there with the cheers every time you land a big customer. I am your compass, keeping you pointed in the right direction. I am YOUR coach! Are you ready to get started?

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Kitchen2Market Online Course is $97.00 per year and allows you access to the information for 365 days beginning from the day you enroll and plan, start and/or take your food business to the next level.

We are here to help you gain new insights and perspectives about business development. It’s now time to build confidence in your abilities to start a business and earn more than a living wage. Uncover blind spots that are getting in your way of taking your product to market.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO?

You’re going to need to do the work. We will walk through your goals and the steps you need to take to achieve these goals. It won’t always be easy and it certainly won’t be a quick fix, but I assure you, if you do the work, you can achieve your goals.

Starting a Cottage Food business is not a get-rich-quick endeavor. You are starting a business and there is no way of knowing where this business will take you. Are you ready? Now, let’s start your home-based food business.

HOW DO I ENGAGE WITH THE INSTRUCTOR?

Kitchen2Market offers modules, lessons, audio recordings, videos, ebooks, checklists, and a variety of resources to start and support your home-based food business.

The staff will periodically host live Zoom sessions, interview seasoned food entrepreneurs and share their stories of inspiration.

The course is designed to support you with office hours and occasional email blasts!

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Are you ready to enroll? Simply click “The Club” link above and begin your journey.

If you have questions email me at hello@kitchen2market.club.

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