Wilmington U, 1st State Community Loan Fund offer food service management certificate program


First State Community Loan Fund (CLF) and Wilmington University have introduced Recipe for Success: A SmartLaunch Certificate Program for Future Food Service Entrepreneurs today. The program was established to provide a foundation for current managers and or aspiring innovators in restaurant management and food service industries.

Restaurant and food service businesses have high failure rates, due to a variety of financial, sanitation, management, pricing and other issues that go beyond cooking and food preparation.

The classes will give enrolleesthe opportunity to learn from and speak with experienced, successful restaurant owners. In partnership with Wilmington University, the 12-hour four – class program will cover various areas such as:

  • Licensing
  • Preparations for Inspections
  • Controlling labor and food costs
  • Staffing, Hiring and preventing employee theft
  • Customer Service
  • Building clientele
  • Access to capital
  • Leasing tips

“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Wilmington University on this educational program,” said Van Hampton, CEO of First State. “Our hope is that this program will prove to be an invaluable experience for the various students and professionals involved and the beginning of a long partnership with Wilmington University.”

The cost of the Recipe for Success program is $250.00 per person and First State CLF’s loan application fees are waived for participating in the program. Classes will be held on April 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Wilmington University’s brand new Brandywine Campus located across from the Concord Mall with the address of 10 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, Del. 19803.

To learn more about the program and sign up, visit http://bit.ly/RecipeForSuccess2019.

First State CLF is a federally funded, Community Development Financial Institution that provides access to capital for small businesses and community organizations throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania

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