Friday, December 12, 2008


La Cocina
Cultivating Food Entrepreneurs
(Thanks Annie)
Welcome to La Cocina, San Francisco's first incubator kitchen. La Cocina was founded to serve as a platform for low-income entrepreneurs launching, formalizing or expanding their food businesses. La Cocina provides affordable commercial kitchen space and industry-specific technical assistance to low-income entrepreneurs in order to bring their businesses quickly to a point of self-sufficiency.

La Cocina (pronounced la co-see-nah, meaning "The Kitchen" in Spanish) was inspired by its current home, San Francisco's Mission District, an ethnically diverse and economically vulnerable neighborhood that thrives in part due to the many small informal businesses that serve the community. As is the case in many cities, food lies at the heart of this community, and you don't have to look far to find hidden entrepreneurs in the kitchens of many homes.

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