Food Industry Fundamentals is a bundled series of four online courses developed by national food-marketing expert, Lou Cooperhouse. The courses guide participants through an overview of the specialty foods market in Food Trends: Finding Your Niche in the Specialty Food Industry, how to develop a new food product in Food Product Development and Technology Essentials, the essentials of Quality Assurance and Food Safety Principles, and Good Manufacturing Practices for Food Producers. Participants learn the fundamentals of the food marketplace in Hawaiʻi and earn a Certificate of Completion.
If you are currently employed in Hawaiʻi, you may be eligible for a 50% discount on the $139 total cost through the Employment & Training Fund. To apply for the discount, complete this form and fax to Workforce Development at 984-2090. After you are approved, EdVenture will contact you to complete your registration. Call EdVenture at 984-3231 if you have any questions on how to apply.
The courses are available on-demand so you can proceed at your own pace. Each course takes 1-2 hours to complete.