Learn about the rules and regulations of package and label design

‘Tis the season for packaging, so why not learn about the rules and regulations of package design from Latino Economic Development Center industry expert, Karina Mendoza!

We began our School of Food curriculum learning how to establish the foundational elements of your business (mission statements, crafting the perfect pitch). Now, as we move into the Winter semester, we’re diving into the nitty-gritty. Beginning with rules and regulations of packaging, in the New Year we will cover Financial Forecasting, Health Regulations, and Small Business Accounting.

After two years of frigid Wisconsin winters, the enticing aroma of homemade caramel compelled Karina Mendoza to enter the artisan chocolate scene that proved to be a professional reawakening. Working as a chocolatier and kitchen manager at Gail Ambrosius-Chocolatier gave Karina the opportunity to learn hands-on about entrepreneurship. This experience was furthered enriched by working as an inventory manager for Tory Miller, a James Beard Chef, and reducing his restaurants’ food cost by 30% within three months.

These professional experiences paired with specialized, professional training in: increasing a business’ bottom line; improving onsite job training; small business development & coaching; and HACCP writing & food safety recall plans has enabled Karina to assist many entrepreneurs in the Maryland and D.C. area start food business and stay on top of the vital logistical demands of running a business.