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Virtual workshop designed to help food-related business

Photo by Pixabay • Food-related business looking for successful strategies might want to consider an upcoming virtual workshop being offered by Mountain Harvest Kitchen in Unicoi.

From Staff Reports

Looking to grow a food business? Mountain Harvest Kitchen in Unicoi plans to host a virtual workshop series, a crash course on how to  succeed in the industry every Tuesday in July. The series will cover visioning for businesses, pricing  strategies, marketing and hiring the right people. 

“At MHK our main goal is to support food entrepreneurs,” said MHK Director Lee Manning. “There’s no better  way than to connect and learn from others who have not only been there and done that, but who are leading  the way.”  

Lead facilitator Andy McCarthy, serial food entrepreneur turned business strategist, is on a mission to help independent owners  gain the skills and tools to sustain continued growth for a food  business. 

McCarthy is famous as the “King of Pops,” a nickname he acquired when he left a full-time job in industrial equipment sales to sell novelty popsicles from a push cart in Charleston, South Carolina.

In addition each topic will have a  special guest speaker who will share their experiences and lessons learned giving you real life strategies to  better manage your operations.  

Manning said that now’s the time to take the reins and plan out a business strategy. Learn more about the class instructors and  curriculum by visiting the event page. Tickets for this workshop are $100 for all four classes and seats are  limited. Join the class virtually by registering at 

For more information, email [email protected] or call (423) 330-9650.  

This program is funded in part through the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development.