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A new food community with shared kitchens called The Commissary will be open in downtown Rochester in early 2018.  The first one in Upstate, it’s perfect for startup restaurateurs, food truck operators, bakers, caterers, and people who want to develop new sauces and food products. For those that don’t have aspirations in the food industry, there are plenty of ways to get involved from participating in cooking classes, dining at pop-up events, and mentoring startup food business entrepreneurs. Rochester Downtown Development Corporation is proud to be leading this initiative.

Workshop Details

At our first workshop, we’ll be talking about what you need to know to ensure that your food business will succeed and the permits and documents you’ll need to get there. You’ll have the chance to ask questions of our speakers and talk shop with other people looking to grow their food businesses. This workshop will take place on Tuesday April 25th from 6-7:30 in the evening at RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE), 40 Franklin Street, Rochester, NY 14604. This event is open to the public at the cost of $15, you can RSVP here. Light refreshments will be served.

How to Set Your Food Business up for Success – and the Permits and Documents You Need to Get There

Ed Bizari, Launch NY
Caroline McNamara, Monroe County Health Department
Allen Mozek, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

If you want to send any questions to our experts ahead of time, please email them to: info@rochestercommissary.org
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  Lead photo: St. Roch Market, Gabrielle Geiselman