Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Culinary Conversations: A Complete Guide to Food Licensing

Food licensing can be the most intimidating part of starting a food business. What jurisdiction do you fall under? What do you need to even apply? How much does it cost? How long does it take?

Join us on Wednesday, March 8 at 5pm in the Downtown Market Banquet Room as Kent County Health Department inspectors and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development representatives answers all these questions and more.


Guest Presenters:
Katherine Martinez, Kent County Health Department
Steven Osmond, Kent County Health Department
Caitlin Kammeraad, Kent County Health Department
Emily Fricko, MDARD
Violet Currier, MDARD

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The Culinary Conversations MeetUp group is a partnership between the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Education Foundation, GROW, MSU Extension, and Start Garden.

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