COMMERCIAL KITCHEN INCUBATOR IN
THE DAYTON ARCADE
6888 ("Six Triple Eight") Kitchen at the Arcade is envisioned as a food business incubator dedicated to providing training, business support resources and commercial kitchen space for under resourced entrepreneurs developing food businesses. By providing start-up food entrepreneurs with needed business resources to overcome common hurdles we will help support their success. 6888 Kitchen at the Arcade is a project of OH Taste, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and aligns with our mission to support Dayton area residents in their efforts to create vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse communities.
6888 Kitchen at the Arcade’s target participants will be under-resourced food entrepreneurs. We will also target small- and mid-size local farms and culinary professionals looking to expand their offerings with the self-development of value-added products or to market their raw products directly to incubator businesses for processing. OH Taste is uniquely positioned to create this project given our strong existing connections with culinary professionals and solid reputation in the Dayton region for improving equitable access to healthy foods. Dayton is an ideal location for this endeavor due to its current emphasis on local food consumption and strong entrepreneurial spirit of a burgeoning Cottage Food industry, yet, there exists food deserts, an underutilization of local foods, and lack of shared-use commercial kitchens.
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