This Charming Mandi's Food Business Workshop Weekend

My hotly anticipated full weekend business workshop offering is here!



The workshop will be happening Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28 at the Art House Cafe at 555 Somerset St. W. 


Your admission fee of $250 includes:


-2 full days of workshops (see schedule below)


-all of your food and drink at the Art House Cafe during our weekend (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free available)


-a full list of my preferred contacts


-access to This Charming Mandi’s Facebook Forum afterwards- an exclusive private group for past attendees to share information and contacts, as well as to seek advice from some of Ottawa’s industry leaders.


-Electronic copies of all material and visuals covered


-Guest Speaker Debra Cowie- Food Stylist and Photographer will be teaching the importance of food photography for your brand.  When she says ALL the details matter- she means it!


-Guest Speaker Jennifer Fisher has been running restaurants for 20+ years and is an inventory and costing maven.  She’s breathed life into several failing projects around town and gotten them back on the road to being profitable.  She’ll be discussing how to cost your food product.


Full access to Mandi herself- ask her anything and all of your questions in an intimate, small group setting.


If you are interested in attending please note-


-Your place is not confirmed until your e transfer is sent

- email or inbox me to reserve a spot

-Payments are not refundable

-We are taking only 11 attendees for this event

-This weekend is sold as a complete package. I will have more individual courses coming up in the spring.



Weekend Itinerary:



Saturday the 27th- 10-5


10- 10:30am arrival, networking, casual chat

10:30- 11:30am- lecture: Ideas and inspiration, Marketing for beginners

11:30- 12:00- practical exercise 1: making demographics work for you and your business

12 - 12:30- lunch break and chat

12:30 - 1:30- Food Entrepreneur in the age of social media:  offline time, delegation, etiquette and strategy

1:30- 2:00- practical exercise 2: Social Media Situations: Choose Your Own Adventure

2:00- 2:15- coffee break

2:15- 3:00- Operational day to day planning for your business: part 1

3pm- 4pm: Guest Speaker: Jennifer Fisher how to cost your food product

4pm- 5pm: class discussion and questions



Sunday the 28th- 10-4:30


10-10:15, arrival and casual chat

10:15- 11:15: lecture: Operational day to day planning for your business part 2

11:15- 12:00 practical exercise 3: cash flow exercise

12- 1 : Guest Speaker: Debra Cowie- photography for your brand

1 -1:30: lunch break and chat

1:30 -2:30: How to wholesale a food business: Beginner

2:30-3:00: practical exercise 4: let’s review a wholesale contract

3:00-4:00 Where to go from here?  The stages of your business planning and where to start, goal setting 101

4:00-4:30: wrap up and questions




 makes a great holiday gift too for the budding food entrepreneur in your life!


Xo M.

Mandi Lunan