厨房孵化器 is designed to assist micro-enterprises and small businesses in the following areas:
技术援助 - Our partners will provide one-on-one technical support to help participants start or expand their business.This includes expert advice on marketing, 在线销售, 获取投资资金, 制定商业计划, and other common services available through standard business incubators.
商业厨房 - The building will provide a commercial grade kitchen for developing food related products and preparing ready-made foods. Culinary entrepreneurs will have access to kitchen stations, freezers, coolers, and dry storage. 从长远来看, the commercial kitchen may expand to support a “food truck” or “market hall” concept, where entrepreneurs can use a pop-up restaurant model in preparation for starting a “brick and mortar” restaurant.
The 社区厨房 will provide education, training and community engagement opportunities for neighborhood residents and bring new people into the neighborhood. The 社区厨房 will bring the following 资源 into the neighborhood:
职业培训 – SUSLA and our partners will offer job training services in culinary related fields. Educational and training providers will deliver culinary arts curricula through classroom lecture and hands-on, contextual activities in the kitchen and café. Participants will learn social and soft skills along with occupational skills training. In addition, case 管理 and job placement assistance will be offered.
社区咖啡馆 – The 社区咖啡馆 is a nationally recognized best practice that brings family and communities together around healthy meals to engage in conversations relevant to the community. 社区咖啡馆提供工具, 资源, 联系人, and an opportunity to share thinking and network with others, building community capacity and social cohesion.
Culinary Medicine/General Wellness Culinary Medicine Center - The Culinary Medicine Center is adapted from the Tulane School of Medicine Teaching Kitchen at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, 这在美国还是第一次. 当完全实现时, the 社区厨房 will deliver culinary medicine classes to healthcare professionals and students through workshops and elective academic courses. Culinary medicine courses teach doctors and health professionals cooking and nutrition basics, 然后再传给病人. General Wellness training will teach neighborhood residents healthy cooking techniques, 一般营养教育, and tips on healthier eating to improve the wellness of the community.
咖啡咖啡馆 - The 住房 Authority of the City of Shreveport (HACS) will manage a coffee stand within the flexible event space that targets public and assisted housing residents. Youth between 16 and 20 years old will operate the café while receiving job training in hard and soft skills (including customer service, 管理, 收银员, 等.). The housing authority will provide staffing to develop the program and oversee operations.
U.S. Department of 住房 and Urban Development, 选择社区倡议, City of Shreveport 社区发展, The 住房 Authority of the City of Shreveport (HACS), 蓝十字蓝盾路易斯安那州, 第一资本金融公司, 健康的蓝色, Beaird基金会, 卡多教区, 路易斯安那劳工委员会, 路易斯安那州经济发展, 南方大学 Shreveport 设施 Inc., 南方大学 社区发展 Cooperation, 南方大学 在什里夫波特 Office of Institutional 进步, 南方大学 Shreveport Foundation, 南方大学系统基金会
项目合作伙伴 Cohabitat Foundation Caddo Parish Schools, 选择社区谘询委员会, 路易斯安那州西北部的食物银行, 路易斯安那餐馆协会, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 米兰街厨房孵化器 & 社区厨房顾问委员会, 什里夫波特地区艺术委员会(SRAC), 什里夫波特绿色, 慢食倡议, 南方大学 Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 南方大学 在什里夫波特 小企业发展中心 (SBDC), 我们一起成长