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Collaborative Kitchen opening in West Virginia to encourage food entrepreneurship


Lemongrass Kitchen, the region’s first collaborative kitchen for food entrepreneurs and small businesses, opens December 15th in The Offices at Orchard Park in Crab Orchard.
Also referred to as kitchen incubators, kitchen rentals and shared kitchens, the goal of facilities like Lemongrass Kitchen is to help home kitchen businesses and start-ups affordably and compliantly enter the commercial foodservice market.
“When home kitchen businesses are ready to expand into the commercial market, they need a clean, safe and affordable space for operating within regulatory requirements,” said Chris Vaught, Lemongrass Kitchen founder and local entrepreneur. “Access to commercial kitchens can be expensive and a deal-breaker for small business growth, so we hope to remove that barrier.”
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