SHARED KITCHEN CONSULTING

Don't Go at It Alone

Have burning questions about running your shared-use kitchen? We'll introduce you to industry experts who will give you the answers you need.

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How It Works

Get connected to some of best shared kitchen consultants in the industry.

(1) Fill Out the Form

Tell us what you and your kitchen are in need of right now. This gives each consultant the appropriate context.

(2) Choose an Expert

Each consultant has a specific expertise. In the form you'll specify who you are interested in working with.

(3) Get Connected

The Food Corridor will connect you to the experts by email and provide them with all the background info you gave us.

Sharon Feuer Gruber & Wendy Stuart

Principals at Food Works Group

Sharon Feuer Gruber and Wendy Stuart help businesses and non-profit organizations develop holistic, long-term approaches to promote their vision, grow their reach, and maximize revenue. They advise for-profits, non-profits, and social enterprises on everything from financial strategy to build out to programming. Their goal is to help clients actualize financially viable, inclusive, economic development assets that yield impact for individual entrepreneurs and their communities. Sharon and Wendy also offer broader food systems expertise, in particular with regard to food access, regional supply chains, and workforce development.

EXPERT IN

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fundraising and Grants
  • Market Research / Needs Assessment
  • Economic Impact Studies
  • Organizational Development

Adam Kody

Food Enterprise Coordinator at ACEnet

Adam has overseen the food-based incubation sector of one of the nation's longest-running rural kitchen incubators for the past 2+ years. With certifications in HACCP training, Thermal Processing, and Preventive Controls, Adam has the breadth of knowledge required to supervise the many processing options that ACEnet offers to its businesses. This expertise has been used in many workshops, training sessions, presentations and consulting projects throughout Ohio and the Appalachian region.

EXPERT IN

  • Rural Kitchen Incubators
  • HACCP/Meat Processing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Market Research
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance

Dawn Meader McCausland

Principal at Fruition Planning & Management

Dawn Meader McCausland is a community development consultant focused on expanding inclusive economic opportunities through food. As a fledgling chocolatier, she co-bootstrapped a food entrepreneur network to tackle the lack of shared kitchen space in her community. Today she helps others navigate the early stages of kitchen incubator projects. She is the co-author of the Shared Kitchen Toolkit and Opening Community Facilities to Food Entrepreneurs.

EXPERT IN

  • Needs Assessment
  • Organizational Development
  • Market Research
  • Community Outreach & Engagement
  • Entrepreneurial Support Services
  • Kitchen Connect Programs

Teri Kidwell

Senior Principal at ATK Design Studios LLC

Participates in all areas of ​foodservice design from concept to completion. ​Engages the ​local health department in understanding shared used kitchens. Understands the client’s vision to assist in foodservice programming as well as offering the best design for the space.

EXPERT IN

  • A to Z Design Services
  • Master Planning
  • Construction Observation
  • Kitchen Equipment

Ned Klein

Lead Consultant at Mile Rock

Since 2013, Ned has supported food entrepreneurs to navigate regulations, achieve certifications, and scale their businesses. For the last two years, he has worked with shared kitchen operators and regulatory agencies to promote simpler regulation of shared kitchens.

EXPERT IN

  • Food Safety
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Shared Kitchens Operations
  • Facility Design
  • Food Service, Restaurants and Food Halls