Blog 2: FSOP, Food Center, and Forms Galore

During my first few weeks here at TCEDC I have already accomplished a lot to help improve the workflow here.  My first full week of working happened to fall during the same week as the Food Sector Opportunity Program (FSOP).  During this week-long class students learn important food safety and business skills in order to help them start their own food businesses.  I assisted the instructors with their PowerPoint presentations and sat in on as many of the lessons as I could in order to get a better idea for what the food businesses in the Taos Food Center are actually doing.  I also created a study guide for the students to help prepare them to pass the food-handlers exam.  The instructors included the head of the food safety lab at New Mexico State University, as well as Food Center “alumni” such as Tea-o-graphy, a successful tea business that got its start here in the Food Center.

After FSOP was over it was back to business as usual at TCEDC.  Most of my responsibilities so far have been either technology related or form creation/improvement.  I have created forms to be used in the food center, the front office, and for use in new applications for food businesses entering the Food Center.  The form I am most proud of so far is the floor plan I created for the Food Center.  Honestly, it reminded me of making maps when playing Dungeons and Dragons, but I digress.  I have enjoyed my work here at TCEDC so far and I look forward to taking on more responsibilities as I go on here.




Showing off the Food Center Floor Plan I created


Me with the staff of Cordero’s Tortillas, a prominent Food Center business


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