WANT TO LAUNCH YOUR OWN PRODUCT?
The Consumer Packaged Goods Bootcamp
Next Session Starts Jan 10, 2024
This five-week course guides you through creating and launching a retail product. Learn about packaging, labeling, testing, regulatory requirements, costing, and more. At the end of this course you will be ready for your process approval and new product launch.
FROM FIRST TIME FOOD ENTREPRENEURS TO EXPERIENCED FOOD INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
See What People Are Saying
Founder: Carolina Caramel
PFPC is not just a logical place to find reasonably priced kitchen space and storage, but also a place where you can find support for every aspect of your business. The staff at PFPC go above and beyond to provide anything that you might need to help your business grow.
Founder: Seal The Seasons
Processing Center is an amazing place! It gave us a low risk way to get started.
Founder: Nellino's Sauce
We couldn't have done what we did without PFPC. They were instrumental in getting Nellinos up and going.
Founder: Cilantro Artisan Foods
Founder: King's Pepper
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you charge any annual fees or contract?
No, we do not require our clients to have annual contracts or charge annual fees.
What are your hours?
The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Do I have to share kitchen space?
We have four kitchens to choose from and you will be the only one in the kitchen during your reserved time.
Can I bring my own equipment?
We provide the big things, you provide your own small-wares (pots, pans, spoons, knives, etc.). Equipment must be commercially rated (NSF certified or equivalent). Click here for more info.
Can you provide help with my business?
We are here to help you grow your business. We have the expertise and resources when you need them.
Can we take a tour?
Tours are by appointment only. We will schedule a tour once we have reviewed your on-line application.
What can I store at your facility?
We offer dry, refrigerated, and frozen storage meeting the standards of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). We will work with you to find the storage solutions that match your needs.
What regulatory agencies do you work with?
We work closely with the regulatory agencies for food safety and production. This includes, but is not limited to, the NCDA, Orange County Health Department, USDA, FDA, OSHA and The Department of Homeland Security.
STORIES & UPDATES
Founder: The Debonair Chef
POSITIONING FOODIES TO SUCCEED
"The secret sauce at Piedmont Food Processing Center is the community of approachable expertise that it provides food entrepreneurs..."Click here for full Interview.
Orange Slices: Eric Hallman and Piedmont Food Processing Center
The genius of Eric Hallman and the Piedmont Food Processing Center (PFPC) can be understood through paraphrasing the poet W. H. Auden (if Auden had grown up in Chapel Hill): “Thousands have lived without basketball, no one without water, and also without food, and preferably healthy food made by real people...” Click here for full Interview.
Using Shared Infrastructure to Scale your Business: Sue Ellsworth is interviewed by Justin Minott live from Provident1898
Entrepreneur Exchange: Let’s Start a Food Business!
A lively conversation between small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business experts sharing tools and tips to assist new businesses get up and running and existing small business grow and prosper in this challenging economy.