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Food & Beverage Manufacturing:

Getting Your Products to Market


Saturday September 27, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM CDT
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Sustainable Food Center

  Sustainable Food Center                                           2921 E. 17th Street, Building C, Austin, TX 78702

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Registration Fee:

Registration fee is $50. Instructions for online payment will be emailed to you after registration is complete.

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Donna Taylor (Event Coordinator)
Assistant Director, Training Development
Texas State SBDC

The Texas State SBDC and Aria Foods Group are pleased to announce the launch of a new training and mentoring program created especially for CPG entrepreneurs in central Texas:  Food Industry Resource Expansion (FIRE) of Central Texas. 

Our first FIRE session will be a "food manufacturer's overview" covering what anyone involved in food manufacturing needs to know, whether they're just starting out or have been manufacturing for 30 years:  new product development, product testing, market validation, labeling, packaging, food safety, quality improvement and more. The target audience for this training is early to mid-stage, scalable food & beverage manufacturers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Food & beverage business owners and manufacturers
  • Entrepreneurs with a unique product concept or family recipe 
  • Restaurant owners interested in packaging dishes for retail sales
  • Farmers who want to add value to raw agricultural commodities 
September 27, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration Fee:

Learn the tips and tricks of big industry players made simple for local food and beverage companies. We will be exploring topics from three key stages of production that every food business should address:

  • Ideation
  • Culinary R&D
  • Concept Testing
  • Regulatory Labeling & Nutrition
  • Marketing & Sales Strategy
  • Market Validation
  • Brand Development
  • Product Testing
  • Product and process development
  • Packaging development
  • Sourcing strategies
  • Food safety, HACCP & Microbiology
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales & Distribution
  • Quality Management
  • Product & Process Improvements
  • Extending Shelf Life
  • Cutting Costs
  • Improving Quality

Led By:

Asher Streets, Founder & CEO of Aria Foods Group, an Austin-based food and beverage research & development company.  Asher is a Certified Food Scientist with the Institute of Food Technologists and Member of the Research Chefs Association, with over 15 years of research and development experience.


This seminar is a FIRE collaboration.

FIRE is Food Industry Resource Expansion

A new program including Resources, Training, Community and Mentoring for Central Texas’s CPG Entrepreneurs

Mission:    To enable Central Texas small businesses to produce the most innovative, highest quality and safest foods by providing timely and efficient access to the knowledge, resources and infrastructure needed for development and growth of scalable food manufacturing operations 

Presented by:

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  Aria Foods Group


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The Texas State Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co–sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services. A limited number of free and/or reduced price tickets may be available. All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Email:, Phone: 512.610.0996.