The Cook’s Nook

The Cook’s Nook, a unique culinary incubator and shared commercial kitchen, supports Austin-area artisans, mobile food vendors, and caterers who are in the early stages of their culinary businesses. Under the guidance of founder Joi Chevalier, the Cook’s Nook offers business development and networking tools, along with a 2,000-square foot commercial kitchen, co-working and event space, and demonstration kitchen to provide turnkey solutions for business development. The grant will be used to further the connection between participants in the local food chain by providing a one-year incubation membership to a new culinary entrepreneur from an underserved population, to create a small-batch production team and process, and to develop new community programs for those wishing to innovate new products at low risk.