A free weeklong course where students attend class for five (5) days, eight (8) hours each day to learn about the in’s and out’s of opperating a food business.
Seasonal Cooking Classes
A variety of cooking classes are offered annually and by demand. Learn how to to preserve food through canning, how to make tamales, salsas, and more!
Learn how to save and store seeds for the next harvest season.
Learn how to financially prepare and apply for loans/grants for your food business. Offered on a by-demand basis.
Food Sector Opportunity Project
Since 2003, thousands of community members have received job and skill training, education and critical services through the businesses and organizations of the Taos County Economic Development Corporation. FSOP™ is a weeklong course offered biannually in the fall and spring designed to provide answers and information to people in all phases of food production. This class covers everything from recipe development and food safety issues to marketing of a food product.
History and Culture of Food
Recipe and Product Development
Food Safety and Microbiology
Good Manufacturing Practices
Sanitation and Food Safety
FDA Regulations: Acidified Foods
Labeling and Nutrition Analyses
Introduction to Business Plan
Accounting and Business Practices
Taos Food Center Manufacturing Requirements
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