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Entrée-preneur Series Spring 2021 Schedule & Registration

UPDATE:  Registration for Spring 2021 is closed, please contact tom.murro@cvky.org to get on the waitlist for the Fall classes!


The Entree-preneur Series is an interactive 8-class series taught by industry leading professionals designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs. 


Registrants can choose from the Wednesday evening series or the Saturday morning series, using the registration form below.  Attendees must attend all classes to graduate from the program.  

All attendees who complete the Entree-preneurship Series, and satisfy all other requirements to work in the kitchen, will receive a complimentary first month of kitchen use on us!


Apply for the next Entreé-preneurship Class!
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Wed. March 17, 6:00P-8:00PM / Sat. March 20, 9:30A-11:30A

Food Safety Seminar 

Speaker: Tom Murro, MPH, R.S, Director of Chef Space

Wed. Mar 24, 6:00P-8:00P / Sat. March 27, 9:30A-11:30A

Purchasing & Managing Food Cost, Managing & Tracking Inventory, Managing Staff

Speaker(s): Jesse Johnson, Johnson Restaurant Group

Wed. March 31, 6:00P-8:00PM / Sat. April 3, 9:30A-11:30A

Marketing, Branding & Design

Speaker(s): Damaris Phillips, Chef, Food Network Star, Author, Owner of Bluegrass Supper Club

Wed. April 14, 6:00P-8:00PM / Sat. April 17, 9:30A-11:30A

Staff Training & Development, Customer Service 

Speaker(s): Tom Murro, Director of Chef Space; Deja Downey, Vision Group Marketing and Consulting, LLC

Wed. April 21, 6:00P-8:00PM / Sat. April 24, 9:30A-11:30A

Building Your Business Plan, Business Model Canvas

Speaker(s): Tom Murro, Director of Chef Space; Alane Goldstein, Business Development Specialist 

Wed. May 5, 6:00P-8:00PM / Sat. May 8, 9:30A-11:30A

Resources/Tools To Assist Your Business 

Speaker(s): Brad Cecil, Toast Point of Sale Systems; Cindy Sizemore/Andrew Patterson 5/3 Banking Representatives; Deja Downey, Vision Group Marketing and Consulting, LLC

Wed. May 12, 6:00P-8:00PM / Sat. May 15, 9:30A-11:30A

Quality Assurance, Planning/Managing Operational Growth

Speaker(s): Jesse Johnson, Johnson Restaurant Group

Sat. May 22, 9:30A-12:00P

Entrepreneurs' Success Stories and Graduation

Speaker(s): Ernst Pierre, Owner/Operator Open Caribbean Kitchen; Chad Coulter, local restauranteur, Owner/Operator Biscuit Belly.

Chef Space
1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40203