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Trying to bring a home recipe to market is like being thrown to the lions, unless of course you have the good fortune to work with the University of Nebraska Food Processing Center in their Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program. We would still be floundering, not knowing what step to take next, what comes first, the chicken or the egg? The Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program took us from the starting line to the finish line in a logical and well planned manner and with outstanding results. We could not have done it without them.
Chili Dawg's Foods of Fire
Thanks to The Food Processing Center we have a great start to our business. We are very pleased with the continued help and support they have provided as we continue to grow our business.
Prairie Fine Foods
The University of Nebraska Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program provided our firm with assistance in the formulation of Bobbie Que's Rib House barbecue sauce. Their staff provided us with exemplary technical support. All our questions were responded to in a timely manner and each question was treated with the utmost importance. Without their assistance the process would have been much more difficult and lengthy. Thank you University of Nebraska!
Bobbie G. Patterson, CEO
Farmington Hills, MI
Building a successful business around a product developed at home is a classic American dream and the UNL entrepreneur program makes that dream possible for people like my wife and me. A tremendous amount of work went into this venture but surely we can't imagine getting this far without the help and knowledge gained from participating in the program at UNL. The program has had a tremendous influence on our business and continues to do so.
Lonesome Bull Inc.
This program gave me the necessary information needed to decide for myself whether to pursue my own food product line. If you decide to follow through the UNL Food Processing Center is always helpful at any stage in the process. The staff is always available for questions and their professional opinions. I would have probably never developed a product without them.
Kiehl & Stroh
As first time food entrepreneurs, my husband and I didn't know which direction to go in once we knew we wanted to bring our pickle to market. But thanks to the University of Nebraska's Food Processing Center, they made our dream come true in taking us through each step to bring our product to the shelf. They were very organized, professional and detail oriented and also very pleasant to work with. We had many questions as we went along and they were always just a phone call away . . . and always prompt! We cannot imagine this journey without the help of the Food Processing Center and credit them for where we are today.
On our own, the decisions we needed to make in starting our own business were overwhelming. The Food Entrepreneur Program guided us from the very beginning, clearly giving us the options we needed, and made what could have been a daunting process into something very attainable. We had access to the assistance we needed every step of the way, and we are thrilled with the results.
Moody Girl Salsa
Services provided by the Food Processing Center greatly helped us achieve our goal of starting a food manufacturing business. They provided invaluable consultation and resources throughout every step of business development.
Kernal Krazy Popcorn
The assistance that DeMars Foods received from the University of Nebraska was great! Their knowledge and expertise were valuable to us as we launched our product 'Meat Man's Marinade'. From the beginning they helped DeMars Foods with the steps necessaary to put 'Meat Man's Marinate' on the shelves. They guided us in our venture with suggestions for labeling, pricing, and marketing. They were with us from the beginning through our first two wholesalers shows.
DeMars Foods LLP
The Food Entrepreneur Assistance program was a valuable resource for me as I started my business. Experts were always available to answer questions and provide information on food manufacturing and current laws that regulate the food industry. The program was very helpful.
Little Lamb Baby Foods Inc.
As we went through the entrepreneur seminar and program and finished, we realized how much detailed information from the Food Processing Center staff had helped us. The Food Entrepreneur Program was a concise overview of all aspects of getting our new product out of the idea mode and into the reality of a store product. Working with the staff expertise, as we continually fine-tune different aspects of our products and begin the process of new product introduction, has been a tremendous benefit to our company. We are fortunate to have this program available in Nebraska.
For years I dreamed of producing and marketing my Grandmother's pioneer recipe but had no idea how to get started. Fortunately I found the Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program at the University of Nebraska Food Processing Center. They guided me through each step and my dream came true. I am now marketing Pucker Smack -pickled vegetables in a sweet tangy mustard sauce.
Della Enterprises Inc
West Jordan, UT
The Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program at the University of Nebraska demystifies the process of bringing to market products shop owners are happy to handle. The program provides the entrepreneur with his/her own broad based team of true experts in the food industry. The cost of such assistance is less than that of many start-up mistakes and easily cuts years off of the start up acceptance curve. The result is a professional product that exceeds even the wildest dreamer’s expectations!
A Little Nutty
Launching a new line of processed foods can be an exciting and overwhelming endeavor as a budding entrepreneur with a few recipes and a lot of enthusiasm. After attending From Recipe to Reality, we were able to see the whole picture of where we were and where we wanted to be with our products. They took our hand and led us through the maze of regulations and requirements and out the other side with a product that we are proud to show to prospective buyers. We would highly recommend the UNL Entrepreneur Assistance Program to anyone with a desire to see their dream become a reality.
Mike & Renee Holen
Holen One Meat Marinades