From July 2013 - June 2014, seven scholarships of $8,820 will be available to people with food business ideas. Scholarship money will be used for kitchen rental and business incubation support services at the Can-Do Kitchen, business classes, ingredient and packaging materials, food safety licensing, graphic design and marketing, insurance, and promotional support. Scholarship recipients will become Can-Do Kitchen incubator clients, which helps entrepreneurs with business and financial planning, food industry connections, and business support.
We are also looking for people to serve on a selection committee to review scholarship applications. We are seeking people of varying races, gender identities, ages, ethnicities, abilities, backgrounds, and socio-economic levels who possess either marketing, business, financial, and/or community-building experience along with a passion for local and healthful food. Selection committee members will be asked to serve with 20 hours of meetings and reviewing applications.
Call (269)492-0261 or email Lucy@fairfoodmatters to receive an application or if you would like to talk about serving on the selection committee.
Saturday, June 8th, 9:00am - 1:00pm at 511 Harrison, Kalamazoo
Get ready for the second annual, but second to none, kitchen gadget garage sale! So far we've collected lots of coffee grinders, dish sets, hand beaters, mixing bowls, pots and pans (including a special one from Judy Sarkozy!), ice cream maker and salt, cook books, glass milk jugs and plenty of things we can't identify. Not only do you get the chance to score some really cool kitchen stuff, you get to see the inside of the Can-Do Kitchen! All proceeds from the sale support our small local food businesses.
|At our Grand Opening two local chefs raced in a three course competition using a mystery ingredient that they didn't know until the showdown began - Sweet Corn!|
Please call Sheena or Lucy at 269-492-0261 or email us for more information. The Can-Do Kitchen is located at 511 Harrison St, in the People's Food Co-op building.