Earth Elements Entrepreneurs' Kitchen
In May 2012, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and incorporated my little catering business, Catering by Bo Taylor. Luckily for me, I worked out of the Earth Elements Catering kitchen while helping out with a local Thanksgiving dinner drive, so I knew it existed.
April Harrington was an amazing resource for guiding me through the process of starting a food business. Some of these included getting State and Local Health Department permits and licenses, introducing me to my health inspector and advising me on issues such as liability insurance.
The Earth Elements Commercial Kitchen is a God send. There was no way I could have afforded the rent for a commercial kitchen space and the additional overhead costs such as utilities, property insurance, large kitchen equipment charges and equipment maintenance or pest control.
Another benefit is sharing the space with other small business owners with similar goals and challenges. We often times swap information and ideas, network and brainstorm together.
I have had had several people ask me when I’m getting my own kitchen after five years in business. My answer is always, “Why”? I have everything I need in a commercial kitchen at a fraction of the cost because several of us tenants share the cost. I’m grateful for the Earth Elements Catering Kitchen.
An Oklahoma licensed commercial food manufacturing facility, multiple workstations for a variety of food processing,
business and regulation support, business start up assistance/ consulting services & peer networking.
We offer chefs, cooks, caterers, cooking teachers, restaurateurs, photographers and production crews the opportunity to have access to an inspected and approved commercial kitchen.
“I remember being on the cusp of taking a leap of faith and quitting my full-time job to pursue a dream and passion of starting a business….. except there was nowhere to go. No rentable facilities, not enough money and not wanting to get own facility. Felt like the door was getting shut to the dream… until fate would have it and a phone call to April I learned she was opening up something in OKC….. needless to say it was a life changer.
Starting at E3K was one of the most special chapters of our life. Having the ability to learn from April and meet other “food-preneurs” while minimizing financial risk was great… the experience, people, and growth was even better!
So thankful for April and others who helped get us and countless other the opportunity to pursue our dreams and help make them reality. I’d encourage all people who are passionate about food and interested in getting into business to build their foundation for success at E3K!”
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Founder and CEO, Kize Concepts Inc.
"E3K is a great resource for small business owners here in Oklahoma City. They offered us the means to get our business off the ground and to sustain in this economy. We truly would not be in business if it wasn't for E3K."
Let us help you start your own food enterprise;
turn your artisan delights into a successful, profitable business.
Located in the Earth 2 Urban Local Food Hub @1235 SW 2nd Street, OKC, OK 73108 email@example.com 405-231-1919 ext 2
We are located in the Farmers Market District just west of downtown Oklahoma City.
Please call between 10 am & 6pm
to schedule an appointment to tour the kitchen
405-231-1919 Ext 2
Earth Elements Entrepreneurs Kitchen | 1235 SW 2nd Oklahoma City OK 73108 USA | 1.405-231-1919 ext 2 | firstname.lastname@example.org