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BULLETIN:  Special 8 Hour Classes in May 2013.  Due to popular demand, we're giving you what you want... a comprehensive program in two areas that you need the most training in - Marketing and Staff Training.  Well, it's here!  Go to

In this day and age of technology and fast-paced lifestyles, it is practically a requirement to keep up with new ways of thinking and practices.  The Food Industry is a perfect example of this and is ever-changing in the way food is produced, handled, processed and consumed.  Standards are raised on a daily basis.  National chain stores are driven and formula-based in all areas of their organization, including sales and marketing, finance, quality control, product testing, communications, etc.  In a way, it’s a double-edged sword for both consumer and Independent restaurateur, retailer and caterer.  Consumers are limited to seasonal menu selections that national chains offer, but enjoy the consistency of service and environment.   And the Independent establishments are limited in access to the strategic thinking and business models that the ‘big boys’ employ.

The eye to details and formulas that make successful businesses are easily reproducible – after all, it’s a formula.   The challenge is to gather the best of the best in training materials and seasoned instructors and condense the‚Ä®content so that it is easily and quickly realized to create tangible results.   In a harsh economy, time and money is of the essence. Enter Independent University, an affordable and efficient program for the Independent business.  Our curriculum is designed to help the local Independent food business get the training they need to raise their awareness and expand their knowledge base of the information that has been proven to generate successful businesses.

Fee for each course is $10 - Due at time of class

Our Campuses:  

  • STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY / CALVERTON BUSINESS INCUBATOR: 4603 Middle Country Rd, Calverton, NY 11933 (631) 727-4631 MAP >
  • HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY / UNIVERSITY CLUB:  225 Hofstra University,  Hempstead, NY 11549 (516)463-6648  MAP >
  • J KINGS MANHATTAN OFFICE CONFERENCE CENTER: 240 West 55th Street, Side Entrance, New York, NY 10019 THIRD FLOOR (212) 956-7472  MAP >