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We understand there are a lot of issues that a chef faces in starting a food business. To help you overcome these hurdles, we'll be contributing links and other information to this section periodically for your use.

Business Resources

Business Ownership Initiative offers classes for Entrepreneurs. They are located at 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314, Indianapolis 46205. (317) 917-3266.

Small Business Development Center offers classes and one-on-one conseling at Ivy Tech Community College, Suite 147 9301 E. 59th Street Indianapolis 46216 317-916-7529.

Accountant

Whitewater Group Business advisor and accounting services. 9247 N Meridian Street, Suite 107, Indianapolis, IN 46260. 317-483-4200.

Design

Elyse Myers is freelance graphic designer based out of beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a BFA in Visual Communications. Take a look at her website for a list of impressive customers.

Green Bug Graphix is a business marketing company who understands small business and the challenges of branding and marketing products. Green Bug Graphix is a small business, the owners are interested in working with other small businesses to help craft effective marketing campaigns and image packages that fit within the needs and budgets of their customers.

Stacy Quasebarth: Marketing. Design. Social Media. Stacy is an Indianapolis based Marketing Manager and Freelance Designer specializing in social media, identity, branding, website and print design. She branded Indy's Kitchen, helped start up our social media presence, and designed our logo and website. She is a graduate of Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design.

Food Safety

SKV Food Safety Consulting is owned by Shirley Vargas. She assists clients to comply with food safety regulations and labeling requirements. She has 25 years experience as both a restaurant owner and as a Supervisor with the Indiana State Health Department Food Protection Program. You can contact her at (317) 590-0252 or through her email link.

Hoosier Hospitality Consulting, LLC Donald Vita is a consultant and trainer in restaurant development and design. He also offers ServSafe Food Handler Certification classes.

Indiana Restaurant Association- ServSafe class locations throughout Indiana.

Insurance

Avon Insurance Associates LLC Rick Bowman can help with your business insurance needs. (317) 718-1747 or rick@aia4lowrates.com.

Kitto Insurance - An insurance company that specializes in the food industries. They can be reached at (317) 296-7712.

Mike Higgs is an insurance agent with Indiana Insurance. He will be happy to give you a quote for your insurance needs. He can be reached at (317) 572-1563.

ServSafe

Danger Zone Consulting Melissa Ackerman offers ServSafe Food Handler classes and the exam. Indy's kitchen Entrepreneurs will receive a 10% ($72 for class, lunch and exam) discount for training, if you mention us at registration.

Hoosier Hospitality Consulting, LLC Donald Vita is a consultant and trainer in restaurant development and design. He also offers ServSafe Food Handler Certification classes.

Indiana Restaurant Association - ServSafe class locations throughout Indiana.

Vendors
Atlas Restaurant Supply 23,000 square foot showroom with over 2,600 items. Located at 3329 N. Shadeland Avenue (317) 541-1111.

Cash and Carry Paper 4000 square foot showroom full of paper products for your business. Located at 914 East New York Street. (317) 632-2651.

McFarling Foods Chicken and meat and 8,000 other good things to eat! Located at 333 West 14th Street. (317) 687-6827.

Party Time Rental They rent everything you need for your next catering job. 7250 N Keystone Avenue. (317) 844-5178.

Restaurant Depot wholesaler of fresh, frozen & dry foods, beverages, paper goods & cleaning supplies and equipment. Located at 2120 Enterprise Park Place (on Keystone between I70 and 25th Street)

Square for Restaurants and Square for Food Trucks

The Towel Man They deliver towels, mops, aprons and mats. No contracts! You are only charged for the inventory delivered. (317) 683-8810.


Helpful Pages
Marion County Health Department

Indiana Restaurant Associates - ServSafe class locations throughout Indiana.

Indiana Secretary of State Register your business with the State of Indiana.

Starting a Business in Indiana All of the information you need to get your new business started in Indiana.