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The Food Craft Institute of Oakland, California, is the first of its kind. That is, an educational program designed to educate would-be food artisans on food craft and starting their own business.
"In Italy, there’s a respected pathway where people can be foodmakers," explains Fernald. "You can learn to be a chef in every community college, but there’s no pathway [in the U.S.] for food artisans." Ideally, the more food artisans we have, the more people will appreciate their local food makers and think twice about buying industrially made products (even though the industrial products will always hold some appeal because of their generally lower price point).