ArtHouse | How To Develop A Financial Plan For A Business
Jun
2
to Jun 23

ArtHouse | How To Develop A Financial Plan For A Business

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents...

How To Develop A Financial Plan For A Business

This Business Planning class allows participants the opportunity to develop a financial plan for an existing or start-up business. This plan will serve as a “roadmap” for creating a business or sustaining an existing business. All businesses need a plan to improve his/her chances of success. Specifically, students will learn how to:

  • Calculate and finalize start-up or expansion expense
  • Determine market potential and market share
  • Forecast sales by product and service categories
  • Determine direct costs of goods sold
  • Establish a projected profit and loss statement
  • Create a projected cash flow analysis

The cost of this course is $175.00 includes all coursework material and your own license of the Business Plan Pro Software. Classes are every Saturday, June 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 8AM to 11AM at the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen | 411 E 5th Ave, Gary, IN 46402.

Purchase the course here!

Checks and cash are also accepted, please stop by the ArtHouse to register or call the ArtHouse at 219.979.8156 to get signed up. For questions regarding this course, please contact us at arthouse@arthousegary.com.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR 

Scott Williams has over 30 years of experience teaching small business courses and working with start-up and existing entrepreneurs. Scott joined the ArtHouse in February 2018 to bring his entrepreneurial teaching capabilities to the area. He has taught small business classes in 18 States. The majority of his students are members of the Institute for Career Development that is associated with the United Steelworkers. Scott looks forward to working with the business community and start-up entrepreneurs.

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ArtHouse | Fun with Fruits & Vegetables! ft. Mama How You Cook This?
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | Fun with Fruits & Vegetables! ft. Mama How You Cook This?

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Fun with Fruits & Vegetables! ft. Mama How You Cook This?

Come have some fun with fruits and vegetables Tuesday, June 19th from 6-7PM at the ArtHouse! This session will provide you with ideas for quick and easy summer snacks and salads that all ages will enjoy. Together we will explore what fruits are great on the grill and create a veggie slaw that will compliment any entre’.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Early arrival is highly recommended!

RSVP is required and you must bring a ticket: http://arthousemamahowyoucookthis.eventbrite.com/

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen
411 East 5th Avenue
Gary, IN 46402

ABOUT MRS. D

As a mother of 4, and the eldest sibling of 6, Mrs. D has over 40 years of cooking experience. Through her years in the kitchen, she has learned how to balance life, career, and family in order to prepare quick, easy and tasty meals that anyone can follow. She brings value back to the kitchen by demonstrating, igniting, and directing food enthusiasts how to prepare quick, easy and tasty meals for active on-the-go family oriented individuals particularly millennials who are entrepreneurs, corporate employees, and newly married.

WHY I DO THIS...

Preparing meals for yourself or your family can be a bit intimidating, but it is my mission to confirm anyone can do this! As your #1 Kitchen Stylist, I will guide you through cooking successful meals with 5 simple, easy steps.

So easy, you’ll no longer have to call upon mom to ask: "Mama How You Cook This?"

Connect with her at www.mamahowyoucookthis.com and @mamahowyoucookthis

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ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: Tell Them We Are Rising - The Story of Historic Black Colleges & Universities
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: Tell Them We Are Rising - The Story of Historic Black Colleges & Universities

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents...

Food & Film Monthly Screening Series: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historic Black Colleges & Universities

The Gary International Black Film Festival and Chicago's Black Cinema House come together in partnership with Stanley Nelson’s film Tell Them We Are Rising at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen! Thursday, June 28th 7-9PM join us for motion picture art and culinary adventure as we bring this powerful film to the center stage in our monthly Food & Film series. Each month come savor independent films paired with complimentary small tastings and refreshments from Arthouse: A Social Kitchen's emerging chefs.

ABOUT THE FILM

The story of Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the Civil War and influenced the course of our nation yet remains one of America’s most important untold stories. A haven for Black intellectuals, artists and revolutionaries—and path of promise toward the American dream—Black colleges and universities have educated the architects of freedom movements and cultivated leaders in every field. They have been unapologetically Black for more than 150 years. For the first time ever, their story is told.

FREE ADMISSION | DONATIONS ACCEPTED. Doors open at 6PM.

RSVP strongly encouraged to reserve your seat: http://ArtHouseFoodandFilm.eventbrite.com

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ArtHouse | Quick Summer Bites – Kids Editions! ft. Mama How You Cook This?
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | Quick Summer Bites – Kids Editions! ft. Mama How You Cook This?

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Quick Summer Bites – Kids Editions! ft. Mama How You Cook This?

What to do with these extra hot dog buns? Summer is here and there will be lots of Bar-B-Q’s, picnics and leftover hot dog buns. Join us for some quick summer recipes to utilize what’s left – kids edition! Bring the kids Tuesday, June 12th from 6-7PM at the ArtHouse as Mrs. D shows you how to make quick & easy pizza and bread pudding that you and the kids will enjoy in this fun hands-on experience!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Early arrival is highly recommended!

RSVP is required and you must bring a ticket: http://arthousequicksummerbites.eventbrite.com/

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

411 East 5th Avenue
Gary, IN 46402

ABOUT MRS. D

As a mother of 4, and the eldest sibling of 6, Mrs. D has over 40 years of cooking experience. Through her years in the kitchen, she has learned how to balance life, career, and family in order to prepare quick, easy and tasty meals that anyone can follow. She brings value back to the kitchen by demonstrating, igniting, and directing food enthusiasts how to prepare quick, easy and tasty meals for active on-the-go family oriented individuals particularly millennials who are entrepreneurs, corporate employees, and newly married.

WHY I DO THIS...

Preparing meals for yourself or your family can be a bit intimidating, but it is my mission to confirm anyone can do this! As your #1 Kitchen Stylist, I will guide you through cooking successful meals with 5 simple, easy steps.

So easy, you’ll no longer have to call upon mom to ask: "Mama How You Cook This?"

Connect with her at www.mamahowyoucookthis.com and @mamahowyoucookthis

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The CD Release & Listening Party of A Different Me – Same God by Pharis Evans Jr.
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

The CD Release & Listening Party of A Different Me – Same God by Pharis Evans Jr.

Join us Saturday, June 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen as PHEV Entertainment presents The CD Release & Listening Party of A Different Me – Same God by Pharis Evans Jr. The night will include a live performance by PEJ followed by a musical Q&A.

  • Free Entry
  • All Ages Welcome
  • Doors open at 5:00 PM
  • 411 E. 5thAve, Gary, IN 46402

Visit http://www.pharisevansjr.com/ for more information.

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ArtHouse | ZUMBA FITNESS with Niki Woods
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | ZUMBA FITNESS with Niki Woods

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

ZUMBA FITNESS with Niki Woods!

This Latin-inspired dance fitness workout class is a mix of low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning, dance fitness party. It’s a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy and more!

Early arrival is suggested!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

RSVP is strongly encouraged at http://arthousezumba.eventbrite.com.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Niki has been a much sought-after ZUMBA instructor in Northwest Indiana and Chicago since 2011. Her energetic spirit for ZUMBA has inspired over 10 women to become licensed instructors, including her daughter. She has helped others build their businesses in various locations across NWI and Chicago areas.

Niki’s classes at Salem Baptist Church, Chicago drew more than 100+ women where she warms up and cools down with her “dance like no one’s watching” instructions, self-love and hugs. 

Niki is a diehard philanthropic, toting a power-packed schedule where she gifts her time, talent and dollars to the causes that are near to her heart. Her passion for health and fitness has sponsored many events which have funded charities at local and national levels. Niki was 1 of 50 women to receive the 2013 Women of Excellence Award presented by the Chicago Defender newspaper.

Connect with her at www.nicolewoods.zumba.com or on Instagram @n_woods1220.

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ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: THE FITS | Michigan City Soul Steppers
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: THE FITS | Michigan City Soul Steppers

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents...

Food & Film Monthly Screening Series: THE FITS

The Gary International Black Film Festival and Chicago's Black Cinema House come together in partnership with Anna Rose Holmer's surreal film THE FITS and a special performance by the Michigan City Soul Steppers Drill Team Inc. at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen! Thursday, May 24th 6-8PM join us for motion picture art and culinary adventure as we bring this powerful film to the center stage in our monthly Food & Film series. Each month come savor independent films paired with complimentary small tastings and refreshments from Arthouse: A Social Kitchen's emerging chefs.

ABOUT THE FILM

THE FITS is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni-a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati's West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni's desire for acceptance is twisted.

FREE ADMISSION | DONATIONS ACCEPTED. Doors open at 6PM.

RSVP strongly encouraged to reserve your seat: http://ArtHouseFoodandFilm.eventbrite.com

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ArtHouse | Food is Medicine - Part 1 with Chef Shay!
May
23
to Jun 6

ArtHouse | Food is Medicine - Part 1 with Chef Shay!

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ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Food is Medicine - Part 1 with Chef Shay!

Learn how to eat clean during the busy work week by meal prepping healthy meals. All participants will be given a complimentary meal plan and tips as takeaways! Chef Shay will demonstrate quick meal preps for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options for one day. She will also teach the participants how to package and store items for a week's worth of delicious and healthy meals!

  • Dates: Wednesday, May 23 & June 6, 2018 | 6:30 - 7:30PM
  • This event is FREE and open to the public.
  • Early arrival is highly recommended!
  • RSVP is required and you must bring a ticket.

ABOUT THE CHEF

Chef Shannon "Shay" Smith began NJOY Eats & Prep in 2014 to cultivate a nutritional culinary experience in the lives of her clients. She is an advocate for mental wellness as it relates to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She believes in living in your JOY, accomplishing your goals and highlighting the beauty and strengths of your personal journey. A lover of great food and fitness, Chef Shay encourages her clients to embrace an active lifestyle of physical fitness to compliment nutritional goals. Being fit can be fun and an amazing journey. Chef Shay is here to support each client through the experience.

Connect with her at www.njoyeatsprep.com and @justnjoy25.

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ArtHouse | WE ARE HERE Patio Festival!
May
3
9:30 AM09:30

ArtHouse | WE ARE HERE Patio Festival!

You’re Invited! Join us at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen for the unveiling of our latest art installation, ArtHouse Patio. Thursday, May 3, 2018, starting at 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Bring in Spring with the WE ARE HERE ArtHouse Patio Festival, celebrating this new outdoor addition to the NWI and Gary community.

Located at 411 E. 5th Ave Gary, IN 46402, ArtHouse patio festival offers a full day of fun for families, kids, seniors, teens and young adults. Schedule of events is packed with performances and activities throughout the entire day and evening. There’s something special for absolutely everyone!

These events are FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bites and food for purchase will be available throughout the day by our ArtHouse Culinary Business Incubator (CBI) students, emerging chefs, and culinary experts!

RSVP is required for entry to ArtHouse Patio Festival and can be used for admission to any/all events throughout the day.

Please Note: A digital or printed ticket must be presented for entry for all attendees.

RSVP NOW! http://ArtHousePatioFestival.eventbrite.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 

9:30 AM | Electrifying Marching Band Show 

10:00 - 10:30 AM | Opening Ceremony 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Project Onward Art Exhibit Walking Tour w/ FREE Continental Breakfast 

12:00 - 1:00 PM | Boogie Down Blues Show

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | The Smokehouse Picnic

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Buy Now. Buy Local. CBI Farmer’s Market

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Jazz On The Patio 

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Life-Size Game Play

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | The Grill Pit Feast 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | The Amazing After School Project

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM | Gospel Set

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | R&B Soul Sessions ft. Jamel Lewis Music

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ABOUT THE ARTHOUSE

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is a unique destination for food, culture, and art in Gary, Indiana. ArtHouse provides access to a commercial training kitchen for local residents and emerging businesses, culinary business incubation (CBI) and operation space, a pop-up café shaped by CBI participants, community dinners in Gary homes and the café, and gallery/exhibition space. ArtHouse is focused on creating a space that positively reflects the City of Gary and provides a platform for economic and artistic activity in the downtown area. The site will evolve continuously through the work of partner organizations and creative individuals. It is a dynamic destination for food, culture, and art lovers to meet, gather and learn. 

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts and are free/open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs, and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary + Art Exploration events. Join us!

For more information on this event contact ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen staff at arthouse@arthousegary.com or visit www.arthousegary.com.

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ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: Jewel’s Catch One
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: Jewel’s Catch One

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents...

Food & Film Monthly Screening Series: Jewel's Catch One

The Gary International Black Film Festival and Chicago's Black Cinema House come together in partnership with Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY to present LGBTQ Disco Documentary Jewel’s Catch One Screening at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen! Thursday, April 26th 6-8PM join us for critical conversation and culinary adventure as we bring powerful films to the center stage in our monthly film series. Each month come savor provocative independent films paired with complimentary small tastings and refreshments from Arthouse: A Social Kitchen's emerging chefs.

This event is FREE. Doors open at 6PM.

RSVP strongly encouraged to reserve your seat: ArtHouseFoodandFilm.eventbrite.com

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ArtHouse | Project Onward Art Exhibit ‘Honoring Legendary African American Artists: Distinct Portraiture by disAbled Artists’
Apr
26
to May 5

ArtHouse | Project Onward Art Exhibit ‘Honoring Legendary African American Artists: Distinct Portraiture by disAbled Artists’

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents...

Project Onward Art Exhibit: Honoring Legendary African American Artists: Distinct Portraiture by disAbled Artists

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is proud to announce Project Onward will be bringing their latest exhibit, ‘Honoring Legendary African American Artists: Distinct Portraiture by disAbled Artists’, to the ArtHouse! Open for display now until Saturday, May 5th, 2018 | 9AM to 5PM, Mon-Fri at the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen located at 411 E. 5th. Avenue in Gary, IN. View works of art by Project Onward artists as they honor African American painters, sculptors, and installation artists through captivating portraitures.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

The exhibit is supported by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Eighteen pieces are newly created by Project Onward’s artists highlighting portraits of celebrated painters, sculptors, and printmakers, rendered by Project Onward’s master artists. Subjects include, among others, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Wangechi Mutu, Kerry James Marshall and Elizabeth Catlett. PORTRAITS was given its world premiere in February 2018 in conjunction with Black History Month. All works are created by Project Onward’s mentally and developmentally challenged artists. All proceeds benefit their studio and gallery.

This art exhibit is free to view, please RSVP at www.ArtHouseProjectOnward.eventbrite.com

ABOUT PROJECT ONWARD

Project Onward is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization studio and gallery for professional artists with mental and developmental disabilities.

This organization supports the professional development of artists with exceptional talents and challenges, ranging from autism to mental illness, and provides these artists with workspace, materials, professional guidance, exhibition opportunities and access to markets to sell their work and advance their careers.

Studio + Gallery

Project Onward’s studio and gallery are FREE and open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and on the 3rd Friday of each month until 9PM. In opening the studio and gallery to the public and activating the space with free public programs, Project Onward seeks to promote art as a powerful tool for understanding and valuing the real and potential contributions of our national population with disabilities. At Project Onward, art has become a unique medium for comprehensively and constructively discussing mental illness and developmental disabilities and re-framing the discussion around these artists’ abilities. 

Exhibits

Housed on the Bridgeport Art Center’s 4th Floor, Project Onward presents group and solo exhibitions in three galleries: the Main Gallery, the Spotlight Gallery and Gallery B. These professionally curated spaces host regularly rotating exhibitions that feature art by Project Onward’s member artists. The gallery celebrates new openings monthly and invites collectors, supporters and the public to enjoy drinks and refreshment, explore the exhibitions and also engage with Project Onward artists while they work in the studio.

To learn more about Project Onward, please contact: info@projectonward.org.

Project Onward | 1200 W. 35th St., 4th Floor | Chicago, IL 60609 | (773) 940-2992

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ArtHouse | Meal Prep Like A Boss with Chef Shay!
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

ArtHouse | Meal Prep Like A Boss with Chef Shay!

 ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

MEAL PREP LIKE A BOSS! with Chef Shay!

Learn how to eat clean during the busy work week by meal prepping healthy meals. All participants will be given a complimentary meal plan and tips as takeaways! Chef Shay will demonstrate quick meal preps for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options for one day. She will also teach the participants how to package and store items for a week's worth of delicious and healthy meals!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Early arrival is highly recommended!

RSVP is required and you must bring a ticket: http://chefshaymealprep.eventbrite.com


ABOUT THE CHEF

Chef Shannon "Shay" Smith began NJOY Eats & Prep in 2014 to cultivate a nutritional culinary experience in the lives of her clients. She is an advocate for mental wellness as it relates to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She believes in living in your JOY, accomplishing your goals and highlighting the beauty and strengths of your personal journey. A lover of great food and fitness, Chef Shay encourages her clients to embrace an active lifestyle of physical fitness to compliment nutritional goals. Being fit can be fun and an amazing journey. Chef Shay is here to support each client through the experience.

Connect with her at www.njoyeatsprep.com and @justnjoy25

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Arthouse Presents Executive Chef Lamar Moore
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Arthouse Presents Executive Chef Lamar Moore

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

EXECUTIVE CHEF LAMAR MOORE

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is proud to announce our new Executive Chef, Lamar Moore! On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 6PM to 9PM at the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen located at 411 E. 5th. Avenue in Gary, IN, join us as we welcome our new internationally known Executive Chef and culinary expert, Lamar Moore! The entire community is invited to this FREE event as we introduce him to the City of Gary and surrounding areas. There will be a live DJ, food and a chance to meet the chef himself!

We are anticipating much participation and attendance from the NWI community and Chicago land area, RSVP is required and you must bring a ticket.

Early arrival is highly recommended!


ABOUT THE CHEF

Chef Lamar Moore was born in Chicago, Illinois but his skill in the culinary arts field has taken him to Europe, Greece and throughout the US. With a degree in Culinary Arts from Cordon Bleu in Chicago and 15 plus years in the field, Moore has already established himself as a top chef in the Chicagoland area. Moore has been featured in Zagat.com, Plateonline.com, Food Network and Post-Tribune, just to name a few. 

Chef Moore brings his talents to the ArtHouse as our head chef and culinary expert. We are excited for this new partnership and look forward to the wealth of knowledge Moore will bring to the City of Gary.

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ArtHouse | Utilizing Videos in Modern Marketing with "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | Utilizing Videos in Modern Marketing with "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions

Arthouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Utilizing Videos in Modern Marketing with "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions

Join us Thursday, April 12th from 6-7:30PM at the ArtHouse as Zernul R. Shackelford aka "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc. will be giving a seminar on the importance of video in your marketing and online strategies. You will be introduced to several compelling statistics that support the use of video and be shown how he
himself uses video in his own marketing campaigns.

ABOUT Z

Z has been in the video business for over 20 years and has been officially running his own independent video production company for the last 6 years. Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions specializes in short marketing content for entrepreneurs and start-ups but has also begun to amass a considerable corporate clientele.

CONNECT WITH HIM AT:

https://www.facebook.com/darquesydeofdlyte/
https://www.facebook.com/ZernulRShackelfordJr
http://www.darquesyde.com

Questions Please Contact:
Scott Williams
219-979-8156
slwassociates96@gmail.com

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ArtHouse Presents... The Set Featuring Kenny Wesley
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

ArtHouse Presents... The Set Featuring Kenny Wesley

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

THE SET FEATURING KENNY WESLEY

Join us for a night of live entertainment and social gathering at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (411 E 5th Ave, Gary, IN 46402), featuring a live music set by songwriter, pianist and vocalist, Kenny Wesley with Guest Host Jamie Steele.

Doors Open at 7:30PM | Showtime 8:00PM.

This is a 21 and over event!

Cover Charge: $8

Early Arrival Highly Suggested


ABOUT KENNY WESLEY

He is a songwriter, pianist, vocalist with a range spanning more than four octaves, and a linguist who speaks five languages. His name is Kenny Wesley. With three acclaimed projects, numerous accolades, collaborations, compilation features, and high-profile performances under his belt, including a win as a finalist (and sole U.S. representative) for the Quincy Jones-curated Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition, Kenny has firmly placed his stamp on the burgeoning modern music movement.

His songs, fusing elements of electronic, jazz, funk, classical, folk and gospel, have been prominently featured on radio, film and TV – including the FOX series So You Think You Can Dance.  A welcomed guest to festivals and legendary venues across the globe such as SXSW, The Kennedy Center, Southport Weekender, Jazz Cafe London, Blues Alley, A-Trane, Jazzclub Birdland, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, The White House, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Jazz à Vienne, The Blue Note, Bohemian Caverns, and The Apollo Theatre Cafe, he has shared the stage with numerous artists and musicians including Maysa (Incognito), the B52s, Vinx, Rachelle Ferrell, Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Giacomo Gates, Vikter Duplaix, Leela James, Charnett Moffett, Frédéric Yonnet (Prince, Stevie Wonder), Mino Cinélu (Miles Davis, Weather Report), Federico Peña (Marcus Miller, Meshell Ndegeocello), Stephanie Mills, Regina Belle, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers, Phonte (Little Brother, The Foreign Exchange), Alice Smith, Eric Roberson, Kindred and The Family Soul, N’Dambi and Syleena Johnson. 

REVIEWS/QUOTES

“…the voice of an angel with the skill of Billie Holiday…”
— Mira Sorvino, Academy Award-Winning Actress

“…the most exciting artist since Prince.”
— Natan Press, The Deli

CONNECT WITH HIM AT….

http://www.soulfulnerd.com
http://www.facebook.com/soulfulnerd

https://youtu.be/J6fjIdpkOfA
https://soundcloud.com/kennywesley/sets/soulful-nerd-sampler

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ArtHouse Night Out | Introducing ArtHouse Patio
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse Night Out | Introducing ArtHouse Patio

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

ARTHOUSE NIGHT OUT

Join us Thursday, April 5, from 6-8PM for a delicious medley of conversation, cuisine, and an announcement of our exciting new developments in the Emerson neighborhood. Gather with us as we introduce our new public art project, ArtHouse Patio. The side lot has been renovated into a new outdoor gathering space. Be among the first to see the new art installation and patio design on May 3, 2018 for our Public Opening.

Bites will be prepared by our Executive Chef, Lamar Moore!

Please Note: This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged but is not required.

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Arthouse | Senior Day ft. Live Musical Guest Art Hoyle & Jazz Band!
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Arthouse | Senior Day ft. Live Musical Guest Art Hoyle & Jazz Band!

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Senior Day ft. Art Hoyle & Jazz Band!

Seniors, please join us for an afternoon of live music, fine cuisine and socializing at our official Senior Day event. Enjoy a live musical set by our special guest performer Art Hoyle & Jazz Band followed by a splendid lunch prepared by our Executive Chef, Lamar Moore that will be available for purchase for $8.

The Senior Special includes smothered chicken, mashed potatoes, and candied carrots, followed by a delicious dessert of cheesecake with strawberry sauce. 

RSVP Now: arthouseseniorday.eventbrite.com

Please Note: This event is free and open to all senior citizens of the public. RSVP and early arrival is strongly encouraged.

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Arthouse | Culinary Business Incubator Agile Kitchen Challenge!
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Arthouse | Culinary Business Incubator Agile Kitchen Challenge!

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Agile Kitchen Challenge

Join us as our current Culinary Business Incubator (CBI) Training Program students face off in an ultimate food challenge! Two teams will prepare the menu, purchase the ingredients, cook the food and serve to 30 invited guests!

In addition, the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is extending an opportunity for the public to watch the Agile Kitchen Challenge too! RSVP to reserve your spot today.

Please Note: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP and early arrival is strongly encouraged.

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Arthouse | Your Face Is The Canvas Makeup Demo ft. Asiann Jackson
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Arthouse | Your Face Is The Canvas Makeup Demo ft. Asiann Jackson

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

YOUR FACE IS THE CANVAS Makeup Demo ft. Asiann Jackson

In this Secrets to the Glam makeup demo ladies will learn an everyday makeup look that can go from day to evening by simply adding a few beauty secrets by makeup artist Asiann Jackson of Bella Artistry 123.

RSVP and early arrival is highly suggested!

Please Note: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged.


Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts and are free/open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs, and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary + Art Exploration events.

Have questions about this event? Visit the Arthouse: A Kitchen Social site!

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BUTTERFLY GARDENING WORKSHOP
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

BUTTERFLY GARDENING WORKSHOP

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen 

presents 

Carmen McKee and CITY CULTIVATORS 

BUTTERFLY GARDENING WORKSHOP

Learn how to raise monarchs!

This workshop focuses on Butterfly Gardening, Monarch Conservation and the rewarding world of raising Monarch Butterflies at home! Guest presenter: Dolly Foster, Horticulturist

This event is free and open to the public.  RSVP is strongly encouraged! Please register by March 22, 2018 via Eventbrite or Click to RSVP

Seating is limited to 20 individuals. Children ages 10 and older welcome.  

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary + Art Exploration events.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

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Arthouse | ZUMBA FITNESS with Niki Woods
Mar
27
to May 1

Arthouse | ZUMBA FITNESS with Niki Woods

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ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

ZUMBA FITNESS, a Latin-inspired dance fitness workout program!

This class is a mix of low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning, dance fitness party. It’s a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy and more!

Early arrival is suggested!

Classes are each week March 27 - May 1

This event is free, and open to public. RSVP is strongly encouraged!

 

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Niki has been a much sought-after ZUMBA instructor in Northwest Indiana and Chicago since 2011. Her energetic spirit for ZUMBA has inspired over 10 women to become licensed instructors, including her daughter. She has helped others build their businesses in various locations across NWI and Chicago areas.

Niki’s classes at Salem Baptist Church, Chicago drew more than 100+ women where she warms up and cools down with her “dance like no one’s watching” instructions, self-love and hugs. 

Niki is a diehard philanthropic, toting a power-packed schedule where she gifts her time, talent and dollars to the causes that are near to her heart. Her passion for health and fitness has sponsored many events which have funded charities at local and national levels. Niki was 1 of 50 women to receive the 2013 Women of Excellence Award presented by the Chicago Defender newspaper.

Learn more about her at www.nicolewoods.zumba.com.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts and are free/open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs, and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary + Art Exploration events.

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ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents... Food & Film Series: Women in the Directors Chair
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents... Food & Film Series: Women in the Directors Chair

Celebrate the brilliance of Black women as GIBFF, ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen and Chicago's Black Cinema House bring powerful stories directed by independent women filmmakers to the screen.

Featuring the works of Ireashia Monet (Ebb & Flow, Reimagining Blackness and Ancestry) and Stephanie Jeter (Searching for Isabelle), their dynamic creative talents of provocative visual styles explore a range of ideas. Both filmmakers will be in attendance.

The night's culinary pairing features Chef Lamar J Moore's (Currency Exchange) tribute to women, with recipes inspired by chef Edna Lewis.

This event is FREE. Doors at 6PM. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Post-screening discussion and delightful culinary bites to compliment the film's theme will follow.

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ArtHouse | City of Gary Workforce Development Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Fair
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

ArtHouse | City of Gary Workforce Development Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Fair

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents...

City of Gary Workforce Development Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Fair

Join the City of Gary and create a driving pathway to success for your future as a CDL driver!

Light refreshments provided. FREE to Attend, RSVP strongly encouraged.

With Experience, No Experience and No Training...Not a Problem

Schneider ~ UPS ~ HMD Trucking ~ CRST and more companies will be present.

RSVP To : Diana Sandlin, Workforce Development Office, City Hall 401 Broadway, Gary IN 

Phone: 219.881.1312

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TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GUMBO SOUP STEW
Mar
6
11:00 AM11:00

TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GUMBO SOUP STEW

What do you get when you talk about great food featured at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen? Great gumbo, chef Tasha has cooked up a rich southern stew with Cajun sausage, chicken, crawfish, topped with accented jasmine rice

Join Chef Tasha Coaxum/ Chef owner Innovative Catering & Sweets

Cup... $3.25
Bowl... $6

The gumbo is a soup-stew characteristic of the Creole cuisine of African elements consisting of spicy Cajun sausage, pulled chicken, wild gulf shrimp, crawfish tails over aromatic rice.

Pre-order Now...if you don't want to wait...
Call me @ (219) 671-9333 

SHOP a delicious GUMBO SOUP STEW from 11am – 3pm (only). FREE coffee with every purchase. PRICE: $$ 

This event is free, and open to public. Click to RSVP strongly encouraged! 

 

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ARTIST TALK @ARTHOUSEGARY WITH GUS POWELL
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

ARTIST TALK @ARTHOUSEGARY WITH GUS POWELL

 

ArtHouse would like to have you join us to hear Gus Powell speak about his work and experience photographing Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge from the 4
winning cities, Gary, IN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Albany, Schenectady & Troy, New York
and Los Angeles, California , which is currently on display here in Gary at ArtHouse.


Gus Powell is an established photographer; his work has been exhibited internationally
including a solo show at The Museum of The City of New York; and group exhibitions at The
Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and FOAM, NL. His photographs
have been published in Aperture, Harpers, Vogue, Wired, Fortune, W, and The New Yorker
magazine.


This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP strongly encouraged.  Click to RSVP.

 

ArtHouse is also looking for a few local students of the arts to display some of their work. Please contact Eva Collins at 219.979.8156. 

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Movie Viewing | GBIFF +BCH NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Viewing | GBIFF +BCH NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY

cINEMA meets cULINARY aRTS meets cONVERSATION

with GBIFF Monthly Film Series

 

NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY 

An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.  Join us for this Black History Month screening.  

 

ADMISSION : FREE RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Scrreening feature post screening discussion and delightful culinary bites to compliment the film's theme. Click to RSVP.

Each month come savor provacative independent films paired with the culinary genius of Chef Lamar J. Moore. 

 

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

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BEYOND THE GLASS! PART FOUR
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

BEYOND THE GLASS! PART FOUR

Beyond the Glass is a God-breathed idea? I spent many years being a wife & mom. I gave so much to my family that I sacrificed my own desires and aspirations. With my daughter off to college I spent much of my time asking God to give me something of substance, something I could grow and that would bless others.
 

One day I woke up and it came to me...paint bottles!, and although it may have sound a little strange, It was different and I did exactly that!! Yes, there were challenges and lessons learned along the way but when Gods got a plan and you are willing, all things are possible. The mission of Beyond the Glass is to give people a moment of Freedom to express art from deep within and create lasting memories.

In this presentation, guest will learn how to clean labels from wine bottles and decorate for an artistic masterpiece in their home or office.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary + Art Exploration events.

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GAME NIGHT @ ArtHouse  | FAMILY EDITION
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

GAME NIGHT @ ArtHouse | FAMILY EDITION

Game Night is an event where adults and kids, young and old come together to play clean and fun games. 

From board games to life sized games enjoy time with your community of friends.  Bring your family to enjoy in the fun! 

We have life-sized games like Jenga, Connect 4, Dominoes, and Playing Cards. 

This event is free, and open to public.  Click to RSVP,  STRONGLY encouraged! 

 

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Gary Food Council - Monthly Meeting February 2018
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Gary Food Council - Monthly Meeting February 2018

the Gary community now has a local food policy council. Formation efforts started in the spring of 2017 and the group now meets on a regular monthly basis. The Gary Food Council’s mission is to deliver sustainable solutions and opportunities for healthy, local food access within our Gary neighborhoods. The goal is to have city government and local businesses and community residents work together to achieve success in meeting a variety of an ever growing list of goals.

The Gary Food Council is addressing representation of all sectors of the food system to accomplish their mission. The food system should include, but is not limited to, the following food components:

  1. Growing

  2. Harvesting

  3. Processing

  4. Packaging

  5. Transporting

  6. Marketing

  7. Consuming

  8. Disposing

We would like to invite you to join in the movement by representing one or more of the above segments at the food council meetings. Remember, at minimum, we are all food consumers and the meetings are open to the public, so your voice is needed.

Please consider joining us. Feel free to call me for more information about how you could be involved.

Janet M. Reed

County Extension Director/Community Development Educator

Purdue Extension - Lake County

2293 N Main Street

Crown Point, IN  46307

www.purdue.edu/extension/lake

 

Phone:  219-755-3240

Fax:  219-755-3251

reedjm@purdue.edu

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ArtHouse: Yoga with Cassandra Powell
Feb
15
to Mar 22

ArtHouse: Yoga with Cassandra Powell

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BEGINNERS YOGA CLASS 

This beginner’s yoga series introduces the fundamentals of yoga, meditation, and breathwork. In this Hatha Yoga-based class we will practice poses (asanas) and stretches, in combination with breathwork and meditation in order to develop flexibility, tools for stress and anxiety reduction, better health, and relaxation. These classes will help to bring balance, strength, and calmness to you, the practitioner. This class is great for Beginners to Levels 1 and 2 yoga practitioners.

 Please Note: Yoga mats and/or Yoga blocks will NOT be provided.

Classes are each week February 15 - March 22

This event is free, and open to public. CLICK TO RSVP, strongly encouraged!

HELPFUL TIPS, STUDIO ETIQUETTE & GUIDELINES

  • GET THERE EARLY: Arrive at least ten minutes before your yoga class to get a spot where you feel most comfortable.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Wear clothing that is both comfortable and made from breathable fabric (like cotton, bamboo or jersey).
  • WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your own yoga mat and an optional 1-2 blocks if possible. There will NOT be any mats provided.
  • AFTER YOU ARRIVE: Take off your shoes and socks in the room. 
  • COMMUNICATE: Before class starts, introduce yourself to the instructor. Tell the instructor whether you have any injuries, especially a recent one, so he or she can give you modifications.
  • BREATHE: It's common for new students to hold their breath during yoga poses they find challenging. Breathing deeply can help you relax. In the beginning, don't worry about matching the instructor's breathing instructions exactly; just don't hold your breath.
  • DON'T LEAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF CORPSE POSE: Most yoga classes end with Corpse pose, also called Sav asana (pronounced sha-VASS-ahnah). With this pose, you lie flat on your back, close your eyes, and relax. You never want to walk out of a class when they are in Corpse pose. If you must leave, do it before.
  • NAMASTE: Don't be scared off when your instructor bows her head as if in prayer, clasps her hands together in front of her heart and says, "Namaste" (pronounced nah-mas-TAY). You'll notice the class says it back as well. This Sanskrit word means "I honor you" and is normally said at the end of class.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Cassandra has been a practitioner of yoga for more than 20 years. Her yoga teacher training is in Samapatti Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga which is a practice that seeks to make yoga accessible to Every Body. She believes that in yoga’s 8-fold path, there is something for Every Body – regardless of frame, size, weight, medical conditions, gender, life experiences and circumstances, or any of the other ways that we perceive ourselves to be different. From meditation to asanas (body work) to pranayama (breathing), and all other areas that yoga entails on the 8-fold path, she believes that Every Body can benefit from some element of yoga practice.

In addition to studying Samapatti Yoga, Cassandra also studies and practices Hatha, Iyengar, and Kundalini Yoga. When not practicing yoga, Cassandra is a Linguistics & Communications Professor.

 

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary + Art Exploration events.

 

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BEYOND THE GLASS! PART THREE
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

BEYOND THE GLASS! PART THREE

Beyond the Glass is a God-breathed idea? I spent many years being a wife & mom. I gave so much to my family that I sacrificed my own desires and aspirations. With my daughter off to college I spent much of my time asking God to give me something of substance, something I could grow and that would bless others.
 

One day I woke up and it came to me...paint bottles!, and although it may have sound a little strange, It was different and I did exactly that!! Yes, there were challenges and lessons learned along the way but when Gods got a plan and you are willing, all things are possible. The mission of Beyond the Glass is to give people a moment of Freedom to express art from deep within and create lasting memories.

In this presentation, guest will learn how to clean labels from wine bottles and decorate for an artistic masterpiece in their home or office.

This event is FREE, and open to the public.  This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary + Art Exploration events.

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TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GRILLED SALMON
Feb
13
12:30 PM12:30

TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GRILLED SALMON

  • Chef Lamar Moore/ Executive Chef of Art House Social Kitchen & Currency Exchange Café

  • Grilled Wild Skuna Bay Salmon/yukon potato risotto/ sweet corn relish $5

SHOP 12:30pm – 3pm (only). Price $ ($5.00 per order) This event is free to enter building, and open to public and your RSVP on Eventbrite is only for entering the building.

Chef Lamar has maintained a progressive culinary career with more than 15 years of experience from sports stadiums to restaurants and now hotels. As the Executive Chef of Hotel Chicago – a 354-room property that is a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Chef Lamar is responsible for providing our guests with an extraordinary culinary experience. In addition to the menu development for in room dining, including the creation of the Bar and Executive Lounge Menu, Chef Lamar coordinates the culinary experiences for various banquet events including weddings, parties, and corporate events.

Chef Lamar is a qualified Professional Chef, holding a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. He has traveled the world to Europe, Greece, and throughout the United States extending his knowledge and expertise of international cuisine by visiting local markets and restaurants.

Chef Lamar has extensive expertise creating dishes in a variety of cuisines ranging from Latin American to Peruvian as well as American and French fine dining. He takes pride in the relationships he has developed over the years and always does business with local farmers who produce the freshest ingredients.

As a member of the American Culinary Federation, Chef Lamar has connected with other professional Chefs as well as mentored aspiring Chefs. As the Keynote Speaker at the National Restaurant Association Show, Chef Lamar provided over 1000 future Chefs with insight, guidance and direction.

Chef Lamar has also been featured in many media outlets including Zagat News Weekly, PlateOnline.com, and the Chicago Tribune, just to name a few.

Giving back to the community is important to Chef Lamar. He has graciously accepted the role of mentor and leader for ProStart and volunteers to share his culinary experience with local Chicago Public School students by conducting demonstrations and workshops.

Chef Lamar Moore’s advice to aspiring Chefs: Remember that hard work coupled with sacrifice equals success, and leadership is not a position or title, it is an action and example

 

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CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS (CBI3) - WINTER 2018
Feb
3
to Mar 10

CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS (CBI3) - WINTER 2018

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Every Saturday from February 3 to March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

These workshops are designed for a range of participants - from the novice culinary entrepreneur to the burgeoning and/or home-based business owner with the desire to grow their culinary concepts into viable and profitable businesses within the city of Gary and throughout NWI. Workshops are designed to help participants understand the various relational aspects of business partnerships, customer relationships, and financials and budgeting.

There may also be opportunities to experiment with your business concept via a Pop Up Cafe and to pitch your business to investors.

Saturday February 3, 2018 CBI Workshop: Business Model Canvas

Saturday February 10, 2018 CBI Workshop: The Customer ***CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER***

Saturday, February 17, 2018 CBI Workshop: Building Blocks to Grow Your Business

Saturday, February 24, 2018 CBI Workshop: Your Specific Business – Initial Business via Pop-Up Café

Saturday, March 3, 2018 CBI Workshop: Beyond the Pop-up Café - Pitching Your Business

Saturday, March 10, 2018 CBI Workshop: ServSafe

This is a FREE learning and networking opportunity for burgeoning and/or home-based culinary entrepreneurs!

To apply, please complete an application. Please click here CBI3 Application

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