Mass Production – The Next Steps Towards Converting Your Hobby Into A Business!


Food ProcessingYour passion for food has led you to produce your very own culinary creation. Friends and relatives have been asking if you’ve packaged your product for sale. They want to buy it! You’ve perfected your recipe, tested it to make sure it’s safe, test marketed your product, and already have customers!

What do you do now?

You are now facing the common bottle necks of all those whose have reached this level. How do I mass produce my product? How do I price my product? How do I get into retail stores?

You need to decide on a budget, and how/where will your customers purchase your product.

In order to mass produce your product, the most efficient and least expensive way is to use a contract packaging company. You can always decide on starting your own factory when your product is proven in the real world marketplace (where consumers must choose and pick your product off the shelf, among many others, without personal promotion).  Interview and choose a co-packer that you feel will meet your needs and that you feel comfortable working with. Ask about their minimum orders, how they will make your product, test runs, and quality control.  Make sure you get a non-disclosure agreement signed.  Manufacturing your product exactly according to your specifications is most important, and is a matter of trust. So choose your manufacturer wisely.

First Commercial Kitchen LLC

Peter Kam, Food Technologist/Entrepreneur
First Commercial Kitchen LLC – “commercializing your favorite recipes….for pleasure, profit, and posterity.”

We are your one-stop-shop that can take your recipes all the way to finished products! – Since 1982


  1. angela peele says:

    I am interested in having a food product manufactured please give me a call @ 202-276-8261

  2. Wendy Gayarre says:

    My name is Vinnie, my wife has some of the best recipes on earth.
    I would like some information on mass production of several of her recipes.
    Please contact us.
    Thank you.

    • What types of products does your wife want to make? Every product may have a different process, e.g. dehydration, hot fill bottling, canning, frozen desserts, etc., and each may require a different type of facility and equipment.

  3. Luigi Pascale says:

    Hi, I have a small business making tiramisu. I supply 9 supermarkets and few restaurants. I am looking to expand. I need more room and equipment to produce more in a shorter period of time.

  4. Hi Luigi, It really depends on your objectives and goals. I suspect the reason you ask this question is because you’re facing huge investments in fixed assets and rent. The most economical and least risky way to expand is to find a co-packer in your area.

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