The Benefits of Joining
Helping Food Entrepreneurs Follow Their Passion
We make the start up process less stressful and provide honest feedback.
Building a Community
Joining PFPC is an opportunity to network
with other local business owners and meet potential partners.
Marketing & Branding
Work on your brand imaging with a team of experienced marketers.
Get help with requirements and inspections.
At Piedmont Food and Processing Facility We Provide a number of ways to support
our clients in the journey to becoming sucsessful
Community Partnerships & Current Projects
Piedmont Food Processing Center lowers the hurdles so food entrepreneurs can focus on their businesses. We listen and learn from entrepreneurs in order to build a better community with the resources to make our clients successful.
A few of our current projects:
Monthly “Lunch and Learns” bring entrepreneurs together to learn about a variety of topics and to share their experiences with each other. We host community programs like the state-wide Young Chef’s Competition and collaborate with local community colleges on public education programs.
CPG Boot Camp is a five-week course for new food entrepreneurs. We'll walk you through starting your food business and have you prepared for your first inspection and product launch.
A promising entrepreneur (with preference to underserved candidates) is provided mentoring and free kitchen time.
An organization of women food entrepreneurs that supports and encourages members in building successful food businesses.
Piedmont Food Processing Center organized other shared-kitchens across the state to collaboration and share best practices.
Working with the NC Department of Agriculture and Weaver Street Market, the Piedmont Food Processing Center established a revolving loan program. This loan helps clients buy local produce for use in manufacturing their products, benefiting the local farm economy and local producers.