Work is slated to begin next month on renovating the C.K. Newsome Center to incorporate a Community Kitchen. But don't confuse that with the Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen that is under construction in the former Bedford Tavern, now known as The Bedford Collab.

 What is a Community Kitchen?

A community kitchen is a space designed for individuals or groups within a community to come together and prepare meals. It is usually a non-profit initiative, aiming to promote social interaction, education, and support in a shared cooking environment. Community kitchens often focus on providing a space for people with limited resources, such as low-income families, to have access to a fully equipped kitchen and learn valuable culinary skills.
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These kitchens typically allow community members to bring their own ingredients and recipes, and share the cooking process with others. They often organize workshops, cooking classes, or events to enhance culinary knowledge and encourage community engagement. The primary goal of a community kitchen is to foster a sense of togetherness, promote healthy eating habits, and offer a supportive environment for individuals to connect and learn from one another.

 What is a Shared Commercial Kitchen?

A shared commercial kitchen is a professionally equipped kitchen space that is rented or leased by multiple food-related businesses or individuals for their commercial operations. It is a practical solution for entrepreneurs and small-scale food businesses that require a fully equipped kitchen without the significant upfront costs associated with building and maintaining their own commercial kitchen.

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Shared commercial kitchens cater to food entrepreneurs and businesses, providing them with professional kitchen facilities for commercial food preparation in a for-profit business model.

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Gallery Credit: Dave Spencer

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Gallery Credit: Door Dash / Grub Hub

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