February 10, 2020

Dishing up success in West Auckland

The Kitchen Project is calling all home bakers, meal makers and everything in between to join the next intake of ‘foodpreneurs’ in Henderson. The Kitchen Project is the place where creating delicious food can make you a successful business owner.

The Kitchen Project is designed to prepare participants with the tools needed to bring their business to life in Auckland’s bustling foodscape. Over 26 weeks, participants are paired with mentors and provided access to an affordable commercial kitchen space to perfect their cooking creations.

Participants learn practical business know-how, including:

  • Developing a robust business plan
  • Navigate the red tape to create a food control plan
  • Connect with other aspiring cooks to share ideas and resources
  • Learn from mentors working in the food industry
  • Use of a commercial kitchen to refine recipes and production

Boasting some of the most celebrated names in the food game including White Lady co-owner, Max Washer, and The Tasting Shed restaurateur, Ganesh Raj, participants get to meet successful food business owners and learn what it takes to create a successful food business.

“The Kitchen Project was a great opportunity for us to get the help and support we needed to develop a successful, sustainable business (we still have a long way to go) but they’ve linked us up with a great support system, from bankers to accountants, to Marketers, to Nutritionists, to Executive Chefs so I am very grateful.” 

– Theresa Devoe-Mose, cohort 3, Henderson

The Kitchen Project is designed to give participants the tools to flourish, with the overall goal of transforming each idea into an extraordinary and successful business.

Do you know someone who makes a delicious chop suey or tikka masala? Now is the time to apply, find out more information here. It’s free to apply for The Kitchen Project and if your application is successful, the programme will only cost $50 per month, subsidised thanks to Panuku Development, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Healthy Families Waitakere and Healthy Families South Auckland.