Carol Humphreys, Director of Food Works Alliance said that getting grants can be very challenging.
“A lot of our non-profits are trying to get started up or maybe they are trying to do a new project, so they often need to seek funding through grants. It’s very difficult to find the right grant that’s going to match what you are doing so you can then make a convincing story in order to get that funding,” said Humphreys.
One organization has cooked up a competition for local residents.
The FoodWorks Alliance held its very first baking competition early Saturday morning. This event was open to the public to participate in the judging while also having the opportunity to taste some delicious samples and tour the facility's kitchen. The Director of the FoodWork Alliance, Carol Humphreys said, they wanted to get more members of the community involved and have fun at the same time.
We all have at least one person who's difficult to shop for when Christmas comes around and this year, FoodWorks Alliance is working to solve that problem and support local businesses.
The three unique boxes for sale are filled with fare from local growers, producers, and restaurants. From a spicy selection to a sweet collection, and a box full of Adornettos' exclusive sauces and dressing, FoodWorks Alliance Director Carol Humphreys said these boxes will make anyone's Christmas be...
MCBI is celebrating 10 years of business growth and development in Muskingum County.
Founded in 2004, the Muskingum County Business Incubator aims to help entrepreneurs and new startup companies grow their business. On Tuesday, more than 100 attendees who played a key role in MCBI's success and expansion, came out to take part in the anniversary. Executive Director, Larry Triplett, said MCBI has helped create nearly 175 jobs in our region.
Through a two day class, Muskingum County food services businesses and restaurants can stay close to get their Servesafe Certification.
FoodWorks Alliance, which is a division of the Muskingum County Business Incubator, offers the class to local businesses. Carol Humphreys, director of MCBI, said these businesses either have to go to Columbus or Cleveland to take the class.
There are over 1,100 food service outlets around Muskingum County. Humphreys said because of this, a...
The Muskingum County Business Incubator cut the ribbon to their beautiful new kitchen Friday afternoon.
The new culinary area is called Foodworks Alliance, and a celebratory lunch prepared in the space was held to kick things off. The new kitchen features all the necessary appliances and tools to help create delicious dishes.
"Because it does take such a long process and I've had individuals be asking me for three or four years, 'when is it going to be open?' It is nice to...
The Muskingum County Business Incubator is preparing for an upcoming workshop.
The event will take place on October 2nd and will run from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. Anyone interested in commercial kitchens, employee owned businesses, and farmers markets and local food cooperatives is invited to attend. Director of the MCBI Kitchen Incubator, Carol Humphreys says they will talk about a variety of topics, including food hubs.
"We're very interested in the growers and for the growers to...
The Muskingum County Business Incubator crosses another hurdle in the quest to create a licensed kitchen.
Looking at the current kitchen at the MCBI on Pinkerton Lane it may be hard to imagine the delicious smells of salsa or workers tirelessly canning vegetables. But, that's what the incubator's executive director is asking you to envision.
"We will have larger ovens for baking. We will have larger kettles to produce salsa. We will have work stations where they can chop...
A licensed kitchen for area producers won't be a reality without funding.
The Muskingum County Business Incubator has funding to renovate the kitchen at its Pinkerton Road location and make it a licensed facility for individuals looking to bake goods, can food or create other items to be sold regionally or statewide.
For the project to take off they must generate $100,000 for operational costs to run the facility for two years. Where that funding will come from is now the...
During a meeting with the Muskingum County Commissioner's, MCBI President Larry Triplett updated the Commissioner's on the new businesses the MCBI working with and the new initiatives they're focused on.
"A couple of the new businesses are pretty exciting. As you've heard, we've got some that could scale up to be pretty good size companies, employing a lot of people in the area," said Triplett. "And then we talked a little bit about the Kitchen Incubator project that we'...