In addition to helping individual entrepreneurs, it is our goal to work with nonprofits around the metro area to effectively respond to the food system and community development needs of the metro area.
Dirt Coffee is on a mission to bring you quality crafted coffee, food and drink while employing & empowering neurodivergent individuals. From the ground up, their shop goes further to cultivate a culture of acceptance, inclusion, and opportunity while empowering others to do the same. Dirt Coffee is on a mission to expand its footprint and the Kitchen Network is the preferred location.
Work Options for Women
Work Options for Women helps people overcome barriers to sustainable employment by building confidence and providing resources and culinary job training. Over the years, they’ve expanded their job-training program to better address the changing needs of students. Today, they provide culinary skills training and opportunities to practice appropriate workplace skills and behaviors, job-readiness training, holistic support/case management services, and opportunities to earn advanced, industry-recognized certifications. Having lost their downtown location, the Park Hill Campus will both preserve their valuable services and provide an opportunity for growth.
Food Business Consulting
Food Business Consultants (FBC) works behind the scenes to transform established and new products into commercial successes. The Kitchen Network Park Hill facility would allow FBC to expand into Denver. In turn, FBC will help small businesses incubated on the campus conduct market studies, focus group evaluations and develop small-batch products.
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Denver Public Schools has expressed interest in partnering with the Kitchen Network to offer classes onsite and expand culinary training and apprenticeship opportunities for students.
The American Culinary Federation is interested in creating an apprenticeship program at the Park Hill Campus and is working with Red Rocks Community College to provide direct community college credits.
Skills Academy currently based in Colorado Springs, are interested in bringing their program providing post-high school students and veterans vocational and pre-vocational training at the Park Hill campus.
Dirt Coffee trains, employs and empowers neurodiverse individuals. They are seeking a location in NE Denver to address a growing demand for their services.
Sista Biz, a nonprofit organization focused on developing small businesses owned and operated by Black women, are interested in accessing the Park Hill campus to support for their entrepreneurs.
Work Options for Women helps people overcome barriers to sustainable employment by building confidence and providing resource and culinary job training. Having lost their downtown location, the Park Hill Campus will both preserve their valuable services and provide an opportunity for growth.
We Don’t Waste, a nonprofit recovering excess food and providing a direct path for that food to reach households which are food insecure, has already started creating cooking classes for the Park Hill Campus. Also they are exploring with BuCu West ways to utilize their connections to support food insecure families.
Food Business Consultants work behind the scenes to transform established and new products into commercial successes. The Kitchen Network Park Hill facility would allow FBC to expand into Denver. FBC in turn will help small businesses incubated on the campus conduct market studies, focus group evaluations and develop small batch products.
Pro Start delivers food service and hospitality management, culinary arts and business entrepreneurship curriculum in 47 Colorado high schools. Pro Start envisions using the Park Hill Campus to host student and teacher training.