The Community Food Innovation Center at Mylan Park has opened, providing the public and businesses with access to a full kitchen facility.
According to Monongalia County Commissioner Sean Sikora, the facility will have many uses, including opportunities for economic development.
“We have entrepreneurs out there that wanted to try their hand at starting a restaurant or something, but wanted to develop their products and this is a facility available to them,” he said.
Healthy Kids Inc., through a grant, will use the facility for producing meals for preschool children in Monongalia and Marion counties. The goal of the project is to develop a template of menus, food preparation and distribution to be expanded across the state.