Two recent efforts that both the spouse and I have been quite enthused about involve both a startup and an expansion; this post covers the former.
The Commissary (which I wrote about in this previous post) founded by Kate Djupe, a vehicle that would assist local food-oriented individuals and businesses in starting up, enhancing, producing or experimenting with their product lines or services. The visibility of this campaign was by far less sexy in comparison with the high-flung lark of the previously mentioned potato salad effort, but the eventual groundswell of support pushed Djupe's vision to full funding.
Since its grand opening party in November of 2014, The Commissary has settled into its mission quite well, offering series of classes, pop-up dinners, community events, entrepreneurial and other informational meetings available to all interested parties, coupled with fully equipped kitchens and facilities to fit a variety of needs.
|The murals that were still in progress at the time of the grand opening|
party were more or less completed by the time of their Fat Tuesday
Po' Boy Party with Chef Lara Yazvac Pipia
Since it was our first time back since the opening day party, we took the chance to see what had been finished up since that visit (the wall murals for the food truck bay) and new developments only hinted at then (the special "Lab" where coffee-roasters and beer-brewers can tinker around with recipes or equipment.)
|Dumplings? Why, yes please, especially if it's from Helen.|
|Helen showed class participants that the seemingly simple dumpling|
is a lot more versatile than one might give it credit for
For a list of upcoming classes, dinners and other events at The Commissary, please check out this link or check out their web-links below.
1400 Dublin Rd (Marble Cliff)
Columbus, OH 43215
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