Wholesale Manufacturing https://dcsweetpotatocake.com

One of Food Opportunity’s most popular brand is the “DC Sweet Potato Cake”. We use sweet potatoes as the main ingredient in our baked goods. The DC Sweet Potato Cake is so delectable that police have been called to settle “cake disputes” at one of our retailers (true story). We are located in Washington DC and Hyattsville, MD where our products are sold in major retailers like Starbucks, Nordstrom, Wegmans, Safeway, QVC and other retailers. Click the logo above to see our products!

Retail Development https://bakedinbaltimore.com

Baked in Baltimore is Food Opportunity’s retail manufacturing bakery. We are located in the heart of Baltimore City where customers can purchase a range of baked goods including the newly created “Ravens Cupcake”. Baked In Baltimore is also home to Food Opps’ manufacturing facility where we prepare and distribute thousands of products to our retail partners such as Starbucks, Nordstroms, Wegmans, Safeway, QVC and dozens of additional stores. Click the logo above to learn more!

Operation Management

Savor at Studio 3807 is Food Opportunity’s sister company “Local Integration”. Local Integration created a food hall incubator in connection with Landex Development LLC. Savor is an open concept food hall where Artisans bring their food concepts to life. The Food Artisans at Savor receive support from experienced business leaders in the areas of law, finance, marketing and menu creation. Local Integration’s goal is to create sustainable food companies in local communities. Food Artisans are encouraged to create a product for retail distribution so they may realize the full financial benefits in the food industry.

Hi, I’m April N. Richardson Esq. Managing Member of Food Opportunity, LLC.

I am an Attorney and Entrepreneur. I started Food Opportunity LLC to create and provide opportunities in the food industry for my company and others.  My team and I bring our knowledge of the food industry coupled with my experience as a business lawyer to ensure the growth and success of Food Opportunity and its partners. While  practicing as a white collar crimes Prosecutor during the day, at night I worked to turn failing businesses around all while raising my son as a single mother. I’ve been told that my ability to ignite people and organizations to action is unparalleled. My uncanny humor, direct messaging and storytelling enables people and organizations to ignite and become action oriented. My desire to create opportunities in the food industry is demonstrated by my commitment and deep connections to major retailers in the food industry. Send me an email to learn more.

Food Opp’s Mission is to connect minority and women owned food companies with opportunities that exist in the food industry. We do this by shaping strategies to promote scaling, manufacturing and providing for the visibility of food businesses and aspiring culinary artists. We are committed to using the food industry as a vehicle to create jobs, opportunities, purpose and profits. We use our connections with major food retailers who have the ability to provide a platform for our members.  FoodOpp also serves as a consultant to companies looking to grow their minority suppliers. Join our mission

Some of Our Partners Partnerships make things work and we are proud of ours.

 
 

2019 Independent Retail & Manufacturing Conference Join us Fall 2019 for the Inaugural Small Food Retail & Manufacturing Conference

Food Opportunity is planning it’s inaugural small food retailer & manufacturing food conference for small makers. Send us an email to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions Here are a few answers to some of the most common questions.

How can I be part of the Food Hall Incubator?

Savor at 3807 is always looking for new concepts. In addition to having retail space for culinary artists in the food hall, we also have a POP UP space for food artisans looking to try out a food concept. Click button below to send an email.

Does Food Opp Consult?

Yes! Food makers of all sizes; retail establishments and corporations hire our company to assist in many ways including start-up advice, manufacturing questions, connecting to resources, company assessments, scaling, packaging, food science guidance…you name it. Email us below.

How can you assist corporations?

We assist corporations by serving as a consultant on a variety of matters including identifying minority and women owned food products for consideration, developing local food buying programs for corporations to purchase from local food companies, partner on speaking engagements and seminars, providing advise and counsel, creating a strategic plan to enhance or create a minority supplier program. We would love to hear from you-scroll below.

Do you host seminars or conferences?

We are preparing for our inaugural “Small Food Retail Manufacturing Summit” in DC. Send an email to be the first on the list.

Have Questions? CALL US: (240) 417-5259

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