OverviewWhat is Open House Kitchen?
Open House Kitchen, located within the Agriculture Consumer Science Center of Stony Brook University’s Calverton Business Incubator, is a shared-use, small-scale food processing center that allows farmers to add value to their agricultural commodities, gives community food businesses the opportunity to expand into new lines, and helps potential food entrepreneurs to start new businesses. Open House Kitchen offers farmers and start-up and expanding businesses the opportunity to explore retail food production without the high cost of equipment or manufacturing space. It also provides much needed technical assistance in food production as well as general business management education. Open House Kitchen offers the opportunity to expand existing businesses, create new ones, and provide new jobs to the community as these businesses graduate and become self-sustaining enterprises – an exciting economic development tool!