Apply For The SEPC 2024 STEP-UPP Foodservice Class

by | Oct 16, 2023


Are you, or do you know, a foodservice professional looking to develop a greater understanding of the produce industry through strategic orientation, personal leadership, and hands-on field experience?

If so, the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) invites you to find out more and apply for the 2024 STEP-UPP (Southeast Training Education Program for Upcoming Produce Professionals) Foodservice program where you’ll experience exceptional networking opportunities and learn the inner workings of the supplier side of the industry.

The 2024 class year officially starts in January 2024 and will provide a variety of experiences through both classroom experiences and on-the-ground field tours in the spring and summer. The year will culminate with graduation at Southern Innovations held September 12- 14, 2024 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN.

SEPC will be accepting applications for the 2024 class now through Friday, November 3, 2023 before 5:00 pm EST. Only 10-12 students are accepted each year, so get your application in today!

About Southeast Produce Council

The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) sprouted in 1999 when a shared vision for cultivating a nonprofit Southeastern-based produce organization was planted. From the first formal meeting of the SEPC where 100 agriculture, retail, and foodservice professionals gathered, we’ve flourished into a vibrant and innovative organization of over 4,000 industry professionals who reap the benefits of harvesting quality experiences guaranteed to increase the value of their membership. As with farmland, a well-cultivated industry can last for generations, and today, we continue to grow at a steady pace thanks to a broad range of backgrounds and expertise from people like you, creating a more bountiful tomorrow.

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