Join us on May 12 for a casual Q&A event with some of Nashville’s leading experts on food safety, legal regulations and more, and find out what it takes to successfully - and legally - start and operate a food-based business in Nashville.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
From 6 to 8 p.m., sit down and get your legal questions answered by experts with specific insight on different aspects of what it takes to successfully - and legally - start and operate a food-based business in Nashville. Each expert will set up camp in a different part of The Skillery, and you'll have the opportunity to float between spaces as you like, asking questions and learning from like-minded entrepreneurs. On hand to answer your pressing legal questions:
Rachel Schaffer, Owner, Schaffer Law Firm, PLLC
Mike Brown, Outreach Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Steve Crosier, Director of Food Protection Services for the Metro Nashville Public Health Department
We'll have food and snacks on hand. Naturally.
WHO’S IT FOR:
This event is ideal for anyone starting, growing or considering a food-based business in Nashville. This session is open to the public, and is free for CO.STARTERS for Food Entrepreneurs cohort members.
ABOUT THE EXPERTS:
Rachel Schaffer is the owner of Schaffer Law Firm PLLC, and is dedicated to realizing the needs of startup and small businesses. She now dedicates her practice to assisting local entrepreneurs, believing that all business owners should have access to quality, reasonably priced legal services. In 2012, Rachel started focusing her practice even further on the hospitality industry, including restaurants, bars, breweries and distillers, seeking to become the local choice for alcoholic beverage law in Middle Tennessee.
Mike Brown has a BS in Food Science and Technology from the The University of Tennessee, and an MS in Agricultural Education and Extension from Tennessee State University. As the Outreach Coordinator at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, he is responsible for educating the public about food safety standards that apply to commercially produced food.
Steve Crosier serves as the Director of Food Protection Services for the Metro Nashville Public Health Department. Mr. Crosier also serves on the board for the Tennessee Food Safety Task Force and the Cougar Lacrosse team in Williamson County.
WHEN DOES IT MEET:
This event takes place on Tuesday May 12 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The Skillery.