Detra Denay Davis is the Founder of Foodpreneur Institute. The Institute is a cottage food resource. We develop innovative cottage food ideas. There are instructional videos for food entrepreneurs. A podcast called Profits From My Kitchen and more. Detra hosts webinars and workshops, in addition to offering private consultations.
Detra is a 9 year veteran of the Cottage Food industry. She works part-time selling pies. Denay has been baking for more than 35 years. Worked as a food stylist, caterer, and pie extraordinaire. When not in the kitchen, Detra is an Adjunct Instructor for a small mid-western college. Leveraging her teaching skills, Detra uses her experience to share her best practices.
Detra designed a Cottage Food Start-up course for the Wake County Lifelong Learning Program in 2008. Participants in the course included bakers and cooks. Personal chefs and folks making dog treats. The student make-up was diverse.
In 2016 Detra became an instructor for the Central Piedmont Community College, Small Business Center. In addition Today she teaches Soup to Nuts: Starting a Successful Food Business based in her book, How to Start a Home-based Bakery Business. She also teaches the online course Profits from Your Kitchen.
Entrepreneurship is like winning the lottery, you now have options and opportunities. First, working for yourself offers a degree of independence. Second, when you are the boss all of the responsibility falls in your lap. Third, with much responsibility come many rewards. Don’t look at starting your own food business as a hindrance.
Your success is not dependent on pleasing a micromanaging boss. Detra’s goal is to encourage and support entrepreneurs. We must remember there is nothing you can’t-do if you dream big, think outside the box, adapt to change and take a chance on yourself.
My motto has always been, “Face the fear and do it afraid.”