2017 The Year In Review

Now that 2017 is in our rear-view mirror we’ll take a brief look back and reflect on some of the events of the past year and changes we saw in the food sector.…

Why Your Food Business Website Is More Important As Ever

This is the first in a two-part discussion. The next time you’re sitting around the table with your other food entrepreneur friends, ask them whether or not you should have a company website.…

Building a Food Business Website

This is the second part in a two-part discussion about having a dedicated website for your food business. In part one of this blog post, we discussed the importance to food businesses of having a dedicated website.…

Cost-Margin-Price Calculator

There's a new calculator on the Food Methods website that enables food entrepreneurs to arrive at a suggested price when they know their cost and desired percent margin. The calculator is located here: http://www.foodmethods.com/cost-margin-price…

Portland Bitters Project

An Interview with Cindy CapparelliPortland Cocktail Week, with seven days of world class spirits education, started October 18, 2014 and runs through October 24th…

New ODA Website

The Oregon Department of Agriculture recently launched its newly-redesigned website (http://www.foodmethods.com/umbraco/). The new site, which contains plenty of valuable information for food…

Home Recipe to Commercial Recipe

Every time I have a conversation with someone who’s considering starting a business selling their own food creations, I begin by emphasizing the importance of converting their recipes so they’re based…

Getting Your Recipe To Market

It’s the dream of many talented home cooks and food service professionals: take a favorite culinary creation and develop it into a successful retail product. Friends and family all agree, “You should…

Processing Options For Your Food Business Startup

If you are in the beginning stages of your food business, you probably have a lot of questions. More questions, in fact, than you have answers to. Many of these questions are probably about the making…

DePaul Packaging

One of my favorite things to do is to see food businesses in action and to tour food processing plants. So when my friend and colleague, Ken Wetherell invited me to visit DePaul Packaging to get a…