The Specialty Food Association is the preeminent trade association providing growth for your business in the vibrant specialty food industry. In addition to the top business-building programs, services and networking opportunities, you'll find a community of over 3,100 passionate companies that benefit from the Specialty Food Association's leadership, information and representation.

The Specialty Food Association Webinars hosted here are an example of the educational resources produced with your busy schedule in mind.  You'll find exciting new topics covered throughout the year via live webinars and an expanding library of on demand recordings available for purchase anytime. 

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Upcoming Webinars

Part 1: Pitch Perfect: Press Tips to Get Your Food Business Covered
(November 3, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM CST, 12:00 PM MST, 11:00 AM PST)

Note: you must purchase EACH session (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) individually to enroll in the course. Any questions? Email gretchen@specialtyfood.com.

In this inaugural three-session online course, you'll get a quick, comprehensive education on how to pitch your specialty food business to the press. Award-winning marketer, culinary business expert, consultant and educator, Terry Frishman of Culinest, will be your instructor for this three-session interactive course. Food media experts including Michelle Buffardi, Culinary Programs Director, FoodNetwork.com, will share their advice and tips on what editors want.


Part 2: Pitch Perfect: Press Tips to Get Your Food Business Covered
(November 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM CST, 12:00 PM MST, 11:00 AM PST)

Note: you must purchase EACH session (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) individually to enroll in the course. Any questions? Email gretchen@specialtyfood.com.

In this inaugural three-session online course, you'll get a quick, comprehensive education on how to pitch your specialty food business to the press. Award-winning marketer, culinary business expert, consultant and educator, Terry Frishman of Culinest, will be your instructor for this three-session interactive course. Food media experts including Michelle Buffardi, Culinary Programs Director, FoodNetwork.com, will share their advice and tips on what editors want.


Part 3: Pitch Perfect: Press Tips to Get Your Food Business Covered
(November 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST, 1:00 PM CST, 12:00 PM MST, 11:00 AM PST)

Note: you must purchase EACH session (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) individually to enroll in the course. Any questions? Email gretchen@specialtyfood.com.

In this inaugural three-session online course, you'll get a quick, comprehensive education on how to pitch your specialty food business to the press. Award-winning marketer, culinary business expert, consultant and educator, Terry Frishman of Culinest, will be your instructor for this three-session interactive course. Food media experts including Michelle Buffardi, Culinary Programs Director, FoodNetwork.com, will share their advice and tips on what editors want.


On-Demand Webinars

Today's Specialty Food Consumer 2014 (October 1, 2014)
Specialty Food Association and Mintel International come together for an annual webinar filled with facts on Today's Specialty Food Consumers. Tune in to learn more about who buys specialty foods as well as the impact on specialty food consumption and the typical specialty consumer in today's ever-changing marketplace.


Understanding the Real Value of Specialty Foods (September 3, 2014)
Join Jim Wisner of Wisner Marketing for a comprehensive, quantifiable, and validated look at the true value of specialty foods to retailers. The webinar is based on the findings of a recently completed Specialty Food Association study.


Complying with the Affordable Care Act: "Obamacare" Requirements that Specialty Food Businesses Can't Afford to Miss (July 24, 2014)
As we head into the second half of 2014, many business owners are wondering what kind of impact "Obamacare" will have on their budgets and plans for the years ahead. Will your specialty food business be affected by changes in the law that go into effect on January 1, 2015?


The State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014 (April 23, 2014)
Join Specialty Food Association's Ron Tanner and Mintel International's David Lockwood as they report on just-released industry statistics and insights in our next webinars@work presentation on the landmark research in The State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014.


Today's Specialty Food Consumer 2013, Presented by Specialty Food Association and Mintel International (October 2, 2013)
Specialty Food Association and Mintel International come together for an annual webinar filled with facts on Today's Specialty Food Consumers. Tune in to learn more about who buys specialty foods as well as the impact on specialty food consumption and the typical specialty consumer in today's ever-changing marketplace.


GMO Labeling: What's on the Horizon for Specialty Foods? (September 18, 2013)
Join Specialty Food Association, Non-GMO Project, Whole Foods Market and Hain Celestial for a spirited discussion on the future of GMO Labeling in the specialty food industry.


How to Sell: A Guide for Brokers and Suppliers (February 19, 2013)
Webinars@work presents a moderated discussion on how to utilize brokers to make the most of the selling process.