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Restaurant Start-Up Bootcamp

  • Local First Community Kitchen 659 East Main Street 85203 (map)

The Fuerza Local Community Kitchen is a collaborative space that helps build small food businesses, support resilience in undeserved communities and nurture Arizona’s growing culinary economy.

Food entrepreneurs interested in starting a business are invited to join a 6-week Restaurant Startup Boot Camp Program to help jump-start their careers and grow their business without the cost and liability in equipping, managing and maintaining your own commercial facility.

Our signature program provides required industry certifications and food safety classes, in addition to education on business planning, purchasing and how to manage the day to day operations.

Program Date
October 3rd - November 14th

Boot Camp Class Times
Every Thursday, 6 pm - 8 pm

Fuerza Local Community Kitchen, 659 E Main St. Mesa AZ 85203

What You’ll Learn:

- Food Service Purchasing
- Financing and Marketing
- Front and Back of House Relations,
- Food Service Logistics
- Food Establishment Permitting 
- Day to Day Operations

Program Cost: $250

Register for Local First Arizona’s Restaurant Startup Boot Camp here!

For more information or questions, contact: Chef Gabe at

Later Event: October 5
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