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Lockport, NY - Marc Ducharme of CCE gives One Eyed Jack's BBQ owner Scott Shulock a tour of the newly opened kitchen. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County’s shared-use commercial kitchen is now open for business. The Western New York Food Incubator held an open house on Thursday.
CCE to host Open House for Western New York Food Incubator
- Food Incubator in Lockport is open for business, connecting food entrepreneurs to the resources they need-
LOCKPORT, NY— Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County’s shared-use commercial kitchen is now open for business. The Western New York Food Incubator is holding an open house from 4:00pm- 6:00pm Thursday, May 16th inside the 4-H Training Center, located at 4487 Lake Avenue in Lockport.
Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the shared-use commercial kitchen space, watch live food demonstrations, and learn about the variety of business support services and resources offered to program members.
“In addition to providing food entrepreneurs with a shared-use kitchen to make their product while minimizing their business costs, we offer a wide range of services to our clients,” said Cathy Maloney, Executive Director at Cornell Cooperative Extension. “Whether they need help sourcing local ingredients, developing a profitable business plan or marketing their product, we’re here to help!”
The WNY Food Incubator provides much-need support to food entrepreneurs from all backgrounds: farmers looking to created value-added products, food truck operators, catering food businesses, and more. Participating clients will have access to their fully equipped commercial kitchen, inspected and certified by the Niagara County Board of Health and the New York State Agriculture and Markets.
The WNY Food Incubator was made possible thanks to funding from the Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc; United States Department of Agriculture; East Hill Foundation; and the WNY Foundation. To learn more about the Western New York Food Incubator, visit cceniagaracounty.org. To inquire about becoming a program member, please call Amanda Henning at 716-433-8839 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cornell Cooperative Extension:
Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability, and social well-being. We bring local experience and research-based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.