If you are considering setting up a food smoking business there are many things to be considered over and above learning the art of smoking. Legislation changes continually, standards required of food quality and safety vary from one country to the next. Design and layout of premises, product range, packaging and marketing are all areas to be put in place. Top advice is essential to pave the way for a successful venture.
Simon Macdonald has designed comercial smokers capable of both hot and cold smoking, which are currently producing top quality smoked foods, around the world. Such has been the demand for these smokers, Simon now has a specialist fabricator manufacturing the smokers in Scotland ready to be shipped in "flat pack" format to clients any where in the world and re-assembled on site.
His services also include, premises design, production flow, product development, sourcing and installation of all equipment, HACCP, staff training, packaging and marketing, and also liaising with officialdom to pave the way to set up and develop the client's business model.
Simon is very much in demand globally as a consultant in the food industry. Projects have taken him to; Greece, Albania, France, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Brazil and Tobago.
Projects Simon has been called in to set up and assist have included a 120,000 square foot canning factory, smokehouses of all sizes and levels of technology, advising the EU on fish products and processes. He is also in demand for his comprehensive training programs which he delivers through learning centres and to individual clients.
Food Smoking Courses
Simon is running a series of food smoking courses throughout the year. This is a practical hands on workshop run over two days for anyone with an interest in learning how to smoke foods. The courses cover general smoking theory and practicals specific to fish, shellfish, meat, game and dairy products as suits participants needs. Courses can be tailored to individual needs and are essential for anyone considering setting up their own smoking business.
The smokehouse offers purpose built training facilities and an insight to a live working smokery.
Special rates for accomodation locally have been negotiated, so make this an experience for all the family.
Cost of course is £220.00 per person, lunch will be provided each day along with comprehensive course notes, and you can take away the fruits of your labour to entertain your friends with the foods you have smoked!
Bookings are now being taken for 2012. Contact Simon Now to ensure your place!
Special two day courses will be run aimed at the home smoker. The courses cover all aspects of food smoking and look at home smokers available on the market plus suggestions how to build your own smoker. The course covers lots of practical work and the theory behind it all.
As a birthday or Christmas gift, why not consider giving a voucher for the food smoking course as a gift which will give a lifetime of pleasure. Courses cost £220.00 per person and you can take home the fruits of your labour to impress your friends and loved ones!