A joint episode with Kitchen Sync with Lucy Gellman
Starting a food business takes guts and massive determination. It's common knowledge that most food businesses fail in the first year, and the reasons are numerous. The flip side is that so many people hold dreams of starting a food business, selling their special recipe or creating a fabulous cafe or food truck for people to gather and devour in. Across the globe leaders are taking innovative approaches to help more of those food business dreams become successful realities. On this joint episode of The Table Underground and Kitchen Sync with Lucy Gellman (a great show/podcast that shares our time slot on alternate weeks) - Lucy flips the tables and interviews Tagan Engel together with fab local collaborators, Ony Obiocha of BreakfastxLunchxDinner, and Collab founders Caroline Smith and Margaret Lee about the community they are building to support entrepreneurs, in particular, those interested in food.
November brought on the first Food Entrepreneurs Meet-up in New Haven. Check out this great article about it in the Arts Paper (also by Lucy Gellman). Meet-ups will be rotating around the city, the next one is January 16th, 4-7:30pm at The Urban Collective, New Haven's first Black owned collaborative space. Cooks, eaters, marketing and design folks, farmers, and anyone else interested in building supports for food businesses is welcome (and needed) at these events.
If you are an entrepreneur of any type, looking for resources and supports, check out the innovative work happening at Collab which launched recently in New Haven, CT.