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Coffee Chats – Since January 2021, the association has been holding Coffee Chats to connect, learn and address top of mind issues. These are typically 1.5 hours where experts, vendors and your peers are brought together to share, collaborate and grow together. No matter you experience level, these have proven to be a great value!


These are free to members of VASFA and $25 for non-members. Each is recorded and available to members only.


Past Coffee Chats:​

  • Unwrapping the Holiday Season   

  • Wholesale Platforms   

  • ADA Website Compliance

  • Retail Platforms 

  • COVID & Cocktails

  • Distributors   

  • Regulatory Changes in Food Safety

  • Labeling   

  • Gross Margins   

  • Social Media   

  • ABCs of Audit 

  • Trade Shows: Know Before you Go

  • Pressing Issues Open Forum   

  • Bioengineered Food   

  • Kicking Off 

  • Safety Plan Basics 

  • Faire 101 & 102

  • Pricing Strategy  

  • Specialty Food Partners   

  • Strategy to Scale your Specialty Food Business   

  • Recall review – FAQs Answered on Developing a Recall Plan    

  • Content Strategy for Social & Email

  • Unpacking Co-Packing   

  • Meet the Local Palate Marketplace   

  • Growing your Sales on Amazon 

  • Food Safety Plan Basics Compliance & Resources 

  • VA Resources Session 

IN the Office – Once a month, Joell Eifert and the VA Tech Food Innovations team will be IN the Office for special office hours for our members to address questions, concerns and issues you may have on all things related to food making. If they don’t have the answers, they will get them. Visit our calendar of events for more information.

Recordings and materials are available on the Member Resource page or upon request at no charge to VASFA members. Please email us to request by date.

1.5 Hours

Virtual & In-Person

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