The Food Corridor Blog

November 27, 2018 Uncategorized
Top 10 Minneapolis Kitchens By Lindsey Richardson
Looking for the perfect place to start or grow your food business in Minneapolis, MN? Below are a few of our top picks for Commercial Kitchens in Minneapolis. To see a full list of commercial and commissary kitchens in Minneapolis, check out Kindred Kitchen – 1206 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN Kindred Kitchen provides an
November 19, 2018 Blog
5 Reasons to use a Shared-Use or Commissary Kitchen By Ashley Colpaart
Starting a food business is hard work. One of the first barriers a food entrepreneur will face is trying to find a commercial place or commissary kitchen to produce food legally. Fortunately, in the last 5 years, there has been significant growth in the number of shared-use kitchens available. Resources like the Shared Kitchen Toolkit and
August 21, 2018 Community
Shared Kitchen Roundup By Ashley Colpaart
You thought we were finished? Nope. So many exciting things are happening in the shared kitchen world that we had to continue to bring you our news roundup. While we select stories to share in our monthly newsletter, we just don’t have space for them all! The Food Corridor Features Calling all shared kitchens!  Have you
August 16, 2018 Uncategorized
Shared Kitchen News Roundup By Ashley Colpaart
We are back with the Shared Kitchen Roundup covering all things in the shared kitchen world. We don’t want you to miss a thing. While we select stories to share in our monthly newsletter, we just don’t have space for them all! Here are some highlights. The Food Corridor Features The Food Corridor, in partnership
July 6, 2018 Blog
Compliance is no longer a 4-letter word By Rachael Miller
By: Meghan King, Director of Client Relations for The Food Corridor  Tracking expiration dates for business licenses and product insurance has long been a necessary evil. If a kitchen client’s insurance expires but they are still cooking in your kitchen, that is a risky situation you don’t want to find yourself in. Like you, we
March 15, 2018 Blog
Kitchen Spotlight: theKitchen24 By Rachael Miller
theKitchen24 is a premier culinary center for the Tampa Bay area, specializing in interactive cooking classes and private events. In addition to culinary education, theKitchen24 fosters and supports culinary entrepreneurs and businesses by providing them with a state-of-the-art shared-use commercial kitchen. Open 24/7 with a minimum rental requirement of just 1-hour, this kitchen is accessible to a wide variety of food business owners. The kitchen is
May 1, 2017 Uncategorized
Startup Life: The Art of Sampling By Rachael Miller
To sample or not to sample? For many, that is THE question when taking a food product to market. For some companies, sampling can be seen as fairly resource intensive without much immediate return. After all, someone has to make that product, get it in front of customers, coax potential consumers to actually consume it,
March 15, 2017 Uncategorized
Funding a Food Biz? PieShell Can Help With That. By Rachael Miller
Here at The Food Corridor we couldn’t work without shared kitchens, which in turn couldn’t work without a thriving food start up culture. Funding is a key piece of a food startup’s puzzle – and that’s where PieShell is making an impact. Cheryl Clements is the founder and CEO of PieShell – a crowdfunding site specifically
February 14, 2017 Uncategorized
Partner Feature: What Not to Do When Pitching a Food Blogger By Rachael Miller
Anyone on the internet can tell that food blogging has become big business. And for good reason – as the foodpreneur community expands, an increasing amount of insight, ideas, resources, and networks are creating and growing new niche markets to help budding food businesses find their voice. Why pitch a food blogger? Perhaps you’re launching a
January 2, 2017 Uncategorized
Social Media Series: Finding Your Target Market By Rachael Miller
It’s everywhere. You can’t Google “startup” or “marketing” without finding reports and articles about the (sometimes ambiguous) value of using social media as a marketing tool. It seems everyone is playing the game in an effort to increase brand and product awareness. And it’s no wonder, nearly 2/3 of American adults use social networking sites.