As of June 2016, the Worcester Regional Food Hub (WRFH) kitchen is permitted and ready to help grow our local food system. A key component of the WRFH, the Commercial Kitchen Incubator provides licensed commercial kitchen facilities, culinary training, and planning assistance to support the development of food businesses by farmers, caterers, and other food entrepreneurs looking to start or grow an existing business.
This month, the kitchen welcomed the very first tenant, REC's own YouthGROW program, as they tested some new equipment in a new kitchen to cook up their tried and true Drop it like it's Hot Sauce™. Look for Drop it like it's Hot Sauce™ at the REC Mobile Market.
The Worcester Regional Food Hub is a collaborative effort between the Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts (REC) and the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, made possible by the generous support of The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, the partnership of Quinsigamond Community College and the Worcester County Food Bank, and dozens of organizational, business, and farmer partners throughout the region. Designed to bolster a robust regional food system, the Food Hub fuses these partner organizations’ respective missions to promote healthy food access and a just food system, support new and existing area businesses and farms, encourage sustainable and equitable economic development, and create job opportunities through workforce development and training.
Contact Dave Johnson (pictured bottom left) for more questions about the Kitchen Incubator at firstname.lastname@example.org.