Cooking on High: Shared-Use Kitchen Ventures

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 2001
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, California


The workshop will run between 9 am and 5 pm, with a one-hour break at 12 noon for lunch.

9:00 am: Welcome, acknowledgement and introduction of speakers.

    1) Cameron Wold, Community Development Specialist, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO
    2) David Gonzales, Executive Director, Denver Enterprise Center, Denver, CO

The workshop has two broad sections. In the first participants will develop an understanding for kitchen incubators and the characteristics that define them. In the second participants will design their own virtual kitchen incubator as the beginning for determining the applicability of developing a kitchen incubator in their community.

Part 1. Understanding Kitchen Incubators

    Models - Urban & Rural
    Kitchen Incubator Defined
    Kitchen User Profiles
    Potential Kitchen User Profiles
    Urban Models
    Rural Models
    Urban / Rural Matrix
    Sharing Community Resources
    Kitchen Incubator Services
    Training Resources
    Access to Appropriate Capital
    Technical Assistance

    Lessons Learned
    Comparable Kitchens
    Lessons learned in shared-use facilities

    Kitchen Research
    Table of Kitchen Incubators
    Select Kitchen Characteristics
    Kitchen Development Costs and Funding Sources
    Job Creation

Part 2. Building Your Own Virtual Kitchen Incubator

    Mission Statement
    Preparing your kitchen's Mission Statement

    Strategic Planning
    Strategic Planning Matrix

    Financial Considerations
    Operating Budget
    Capital Budget

The workshop will conclude with a Question and Answer session.