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Are you interested in starting a food business? Would you like assistance navigating health code requirements, getting access to a licensed commercial kitchen, developing appropriate packaging, and preparing a solid business plan?
The Bloomington Kitchen Incubator (BKI) is a new nonprofit organization that supports food entrepreneurs in the production of fresh and preserved foods, with an emphasis on turning local abundance into higher value specialty foods. BKI was created as part of the "Growing Healthy Communities" project is helping Middle Way House construct a licensed commercial kitchen in the old Coca-Cola Building on Washington Street. Besides scheduling clients in the new Middle Way House Food Works Kitchen, the Bloomington Kitchen Incubator will provide a variety of specialized business services, including assistance finding start-up capital, navigating complicated health code requirements, developing appropriate packaging, sourcing ingredients, and distributing end products.
BKI will hold a one-hour information session on Wednesday, February 11th, at 7:00pm in the Caldwell Center (323 S. Walnut Street). Find out more about the Bloomington Kitchen Incubator and learn how to apply to become a pilot client. Please RSVP to Bobbi Boos, 812-272-3656. Learn more about the Kitchen Incubator.