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RICSI Presents: Hope & Main Project: Culinary Business Incubator Tour & Presentation

Wed May 21, 2014 at 4:00 am

{{hope-main{{Join RICSI to tour the new non-profit Hope & Main Culinary Business Incubator at the historic former Main Street School in Warren.  This 17,500 sqft project features state-of-the-art workspace for food-related entrepreneurs.  The renovation includes 3 commercial kitchens and over 6,000 sqft of production space, which supports small-scale operations for baking, food processing, and catering.  In addition, the facility houses a demonstration kitchen and classroom for education / training related to food preparation, cooking, and nutrition, as well as a community room for events and seminars.  A year-round town market will be located on the grounds to allow member companies and food producers, as well as local farmers and fishermen, direct access to local consumers.  A $3 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facilities Loan helped to make this ingenious concept a reality. Designed by local architect Greg Spiess and constructed by Trac Builders, this truly unique project represents the first facility of its kind in RI. 2.5 CEU (pending approval)

AGENDA 4:30 Tour @ Hope & Main (Map)

5:30 reception @ Warf Tavern (Map)

6:45 Dinner

7:30 Presentation followed by Q&A
PRE-REGISTRATION by Fri 05-16-14 Click to pay via PayPal (w/ transaction fees) Member $30  Non-Member $40  AIA CEU-HSW $5  Student $20  Sponsor $200
WALK-INS Member $40, Non-Member $50, AIA CEU-HSW $10




Wed May 21, 2014
4:00 am
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