General Information About the Program
The Cumberland Culinary Center will aid entrepreneurs in producing, promoting and packaging their products with a focus on locally grown and produced goods in conjunction with the Pick Tennessee Products initiative.
The Cumberland Culinary Center is pleased to have garnered the support of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cumberland University, Performance Food Service, the Wilson County School System, Sue Sykes of Tennessee Gourmet, former State Rep. Stratton Bone, the Lochinvar Corporation, Lowe’s, Rock Island Nursery and many others. The Cumberland Culinary Center was the recipient of grant monies from the United States Department of Agriculture and funds from the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program.
Food Safety Training
The Cumberland Culinary Center is supported by the educational programs offered by UT Knoxville, Food Science and Technology.
The course was designed for Domestic Kitchen users; however this class also meets the requirements for the CCC non-hazardous and formulated acid foods.
If your products are acidified (e.g. salsa, pickles, etc.) there is a requirement that companies have at least one representative trained in Better Process Control. This class is offered by UT Knoxville, typically in the fourth quarter of each year.