Teach In: Operating a Food Business Legally

Forage Kitchen   

Are you starting or do you own a food business in the Bay Area? Are you looking to expand your business but don't know how? Want to make sure your business is operating legally?

We're partnering with Forage Kitchen to bring you a workshop on the legal requirements for operating a food business in the Bay Area! 

The teach-in provides small food business operator with a simple overview of laws that regulate food businesses, focusing on health and safety regulations, licensing and permitting.

There will be individual legal advice sessions available through our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe after the teach-in. Please RSVP for individual legal advice sessions here. 

About the Presenters

Christina OatfieldChristina Oatfield is the Policy Director at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, which provides legal research, education, advice, and advocacy to promote more localized and just economies. Christina develops policy proposals and advocates for laws such as the California Homemade Food Act and laws that legalize urban agriculture. She is also pursuing an attorney license as part of the Law Office Study Program of the State Bar of California, which is an alternative to law school for aspiring attorneys seeking experiential learning and expertise in topics not often taught in accredited law schools.

Neil ThaparNeil Thapar is the Food and Farm Attorney at the Sustainable Economies Law Center. He is passionate about building collective power to recreate a healthy, just, and resilient food system. Aside from his roles at Law Center, Neil is a member of the Oakland Food Policy Council and serves on its Executive Committee, where he focuses on local advocacy to promote a more just and equitable local food system through economic empowerment in the food industry. He also serves as a Farm Advisor Captain for Kitchen Table Advisors, a nonprofit organization that provides business consulting services to small-scale, sustainable farms in the Bay Area.

$15 Donation Requested

If you are unable to give financially or would like to donate in person at the event, please RSVP to [email protected]! No one turned away for lack of funds!

April 10, 2017 at 5:00pm - 6:15pm
Forage Kitchen
478 25th St
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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