11 Sep Table Talk: Kitchen 66 accepts seven food businesses for launch program
The seven budding food businesses will partake in an educational program over the next four month
Kitchen 66 has announced seven new food businesses selected for the fall launch program, according to a news release.
The diverse, eclectic group of budding food entrepreneurs will partake in an educational program over the next four months that combines a comprehensive curriculum with practical experience, sales opportunities and access to commercial kitchen space.
The Kitchen 66 fall launch program participants and their developing concepts are ( all company names and concepts are tentative):
• Morgan Barkley and Emily Price of The Bake Shop, offering high-quality baked goods, such as meticulously crafted, long-fermented, locally-sourced sourdough bread.
• Thomas Boxley, company name to be determined, looking to establish an African-American-owned brewery in the Greenwood District.
• Sami and Brian Cooper of Big Dipper Creamery, looking to create unique ice cream flavors and operate a mobile cart.
• Lindsey Doakes and Abigail Robinson of Sovereign Chocolates, a developing local chocolatier that focuses on bean to bar chocolate.
• Lesley Hullman of AbsurdCurdz, a specialty lemon curd business.
• Brad Linhart of Cult Kombucha, creating craft kombucha to distribute in kegs to local restaurants and bars.
• James Wegner of Bodhi Bowl, a potential quick-service restaurant concept.
Those accepted into the program came from an applicant pool of more than 50.
“I can’t wait to welcome these promising food entrepreneurs to Kitchen 66,” Program Director Adele Beasley said. “Over the next four months, they will study important pillars for launching their businesses from pricing, to health department code, to marketing and branding. Starting a food business is an exciting, fun and scary journey, and we are here to help give them the tools to do it successfully.”
Program orientation takes place at 36 Degrees North on Friday. The class will culminate with a demonstration opportunity and graduation night Dec. 11. To keep up with the progress of the participants, follow their journey on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #kitchen66.
For more about Kitchen 66, visit kitchen66.com, or Facebook/Instagram @kitchen66tulsa.