Hello everybody, this is my first post at bevnet and I am looking for information.
I graduated from culinary school, and have developed my own beverage I would like to start bottling and distributing. I have the recipe down to a science and I have created the label. I have a written business plan and will be consulting investors in the next few weeks. I filed my business as a DBA and an LLC. I just don't know which steps I need to take next.
Do I need to hire a food chemist consultant to help come up with a formula for preservation? Where do I begin with trying to find a bottling and manufacturing company? Is it cheaper to do yourself, or better to hire a 3rd party company for bottling and manufacturing? I have tried looking online and reading books, but I just can't seem to find any worthy bits of information. If anyone would be willing to guide me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.