Mentorship makes our industry stronger

Running a successful specialty food business is no easy feat. From getting started with one great product to finding inspiration to expand into the right categories, challenges abound.

Fortunately, SFA members are part of a passionate community dedicated to supporting one another.

Through the SFA Mentorship program, early-stage makers get matched with industry veterans who can help them navigate their biggest hurdles. Mentors get to know the next generation of specialty food stars while gaining insight and inspiration.

Mentorship Cohort 3 launches July 15, 2024

Want to get involved as a mentor or mentee? Applications are open now!

In early July, SFA will confirm with all applicants whether they've been selected for Cohort 3.

Become a Mentor                 Get a Mentor

What past participants say about the program