Community Kitchens: Making Food, Entrepreneurs, and Jobs Downtown
| Hilton Baltimore | Posted: Tuesday, 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Community commercial kitchens don’t just harness local food ways; they can incubate entrepreneurs. Learn about policy initiatives in Philadelphia that address healthy food in underserved communities and a $5 million fund-raising success that created a commercial kitchen in a distressed neighborhood in West Philadelphia. Then see how food can be used in branding in New Jersey’s Bridgeton Culinary District, which features food festivals, an expanded farmers market, gardens, and a commercial kitchen. CM | 1.25
- Understand a variety of policy initiatives in Philadelphia that are addressing the need for healthy food in underserved communities
- Learn how the Enterprise Center in Philadelphia raised $5 million to create a neighborhood commercial kitchen and how the place works
- Get advice about branding a downtown as a food destination from Bridgeton NJ Main Street, and the events they hold to reinforce that brand image and their plans for a commercial (coop) kitchen.
- The impact these three initiatives are making in the region.