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Entrée-preneur Series Spring 2024 Schedule & Registration

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. 


The Spring 2024 classes are full. Please email to be placed on the waiting list for future classes


Sat. Mar 2, 9:30AM-11:30 AM

Building Your Business Plan, Business Model Canvas, CV Microlending Program

Speaker(s): Tom Murro, President of Chef Space, Alan Rietze, CV Business Development Specialist

Sat. Mar 9, 9:30AM-11:30AM

Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), Menu/Product Pricing, & Inventory Management

Speaker: Jesse Johnson, Johnson Restaurant Group

Sat. Mar 16, 9:30AM-11:30AM 

The Breakeven Calculation: Understanding How Much Revenue

You Need to Make 

Speaker: Anne Shadle, Co-owner/Founder of Mayan Café, Owner of Left-Brain Solutions, Restaurant and Small Business Consulting

Sat. Mar 23, 9:30AM-11:30AM *Claire

Operational Growth, Quality Assurance, & Marketing Basics for Emerging Businesses; Catering Basics w/ Claire Bridges

Speaker: Tom Murro, President of Chef Space; Claire Bridges, Business Coach with KY SBDC

Sat. Mar 30  Break Week

Sat. Apr 6, 9:30AM-12:30PM

Resources/Tools To Assist Your Business

Speaker(s): Cindy Sizemore/Andrew Patterson, 5/3 Banking Representatives; Deja Downey, Vision Group Marketing and Consulting, LLC ​

Sat. Apr 13, 9:30AM-11:30AM 
Marketing, Branding & Design 
Speaker(s): Damaris Phillips and Coby Ming, Chef, Food Network Star, Author, Owner of Bluegrass Supper Club

Sat. Apr 20, 9:30AM-11:30AM

Digital Marketing, Online Branding and Legal Basics for Business w/ Kerry Demuth, Louisville SCORE and RevLocal & Chris Wolfe, Business Attorney, Wolfe and Bosch

Sat. Apr 27, 9:30AM-12:30PM
Food Safety Seminar, Permit Requirements, Health Inspection(s) and Graduation Celebration
Speaker: Tom Murro, MPH, R.S., President of Chef Space

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