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Understanding & Working with Food Costing

This session will teach you the food costing basics, but the real magic is understanding how to use it to make your business thrive, even when ingredient prices change.
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Meet the instructor

Shawn Walker-Smith

Shawn Walker-Smith is a Norcal SBDC Regional Norcal Eats! business advisor with over 30 years in 
corporate and entrepreneurial environments. He is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy
(Le Cordon Bleu) in San Francisco. Shawn has owned and operated TART! Oakland and co-managed Steel Rail Brew Pub. He has participated in and managed food areas of large and small special events.
Patrick Jones - Course author
Meet the instructor

Deagon Williams

Deagon Williams is a chef, food consultant, and SBDC advisor. She is a graduate of Mills College with a BA in Sociology and an MBA with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and marketing. A graduate of LaVarenne Culinary School, Deagon was a part of the first wave of American women to climb the ladder in high-end kitchens.

Patrick Jones - Course author