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Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

ArtHouse | ServSafe Food Handlers Managers Certification Class

Join us for our ServSafe Food Handlers Managers Certification Class for those interested in obtaining a Food Handlers Managers Certification! Thursday, September 27 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, participate in this ServSafe Food Handlers Managers Certification Class as a 1-Day complete solution that will deliver food safety training and assessment for food handlers. Directly following the class at 5:00 PM, take the exam and walk away with your certification!

The cost is $165.00 per person and includes materials, instruction, and exam.

Register by walk-in or by phone at 219.979.8156.

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

www.arthousegary.com

CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ACCEPTED, PAYABLE TO DCW.

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ArtHouse | ServSafe Food Handlers Managers Certification Class
Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

ArtHouse | ServSafe Food Handlers Managers Certification Class

 
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Join us for our ServSafe Food Handlers Managers Certification Class for those interested in obtaining a Food Handlers Managers Certification! Wednesday, July 25 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, participate in this ServSafe Food Handlers Managers Certification Class as a 1-Day complete solution that will deliver food safety training and assessment for food handlers. Directly following the class at 5:00 PM, take the exam and walk away with your certification!

The cost is $165.00 per person and includes materials, instruction, and exam.

Register by walk-in or by phone at 219.979.8156.

Please Note: All major credit cards, cash, check or money order will be accepted.

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

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ArtHouse | ServSafe Food Handler Manager Certification Class
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

ArtHouse | ServSafe Food Handler Manager Certification Class

Join us as Gary Health Department Inspector, Mr. Dejuan Owens facilitates a ServSafe Food Handler Manager Class for those interested in obtaining a Food Handler Manager Certification. Monday, June 25 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, participate in this ServSafe Food Handler Class as a 1-Day complete solution that will deliver food safety training and assessment for food handlers. Directly following the class at 5:00 PM, take the exam and walk away with your certification!

The cost is $165.00 per person and includes materials, instruction, and exam.

Registration is scheduled by RSVP: http://ArtHouseServSafe.eventbrite.com

Please Note: It is FREE to RSVP for this class. All participants will pay at door. All major credit cards, cash, check or money order will be accepted at that time.

Space is limited. RSVP is required.

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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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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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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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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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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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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DIY Videography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Videography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting

DIY Videography for your business – Every entrepreneur needs video to market and promote their business, however, videographers are very expensive. This class teaches you how to capture and edit great pictures of your products and team with your smartphone, tablet, or a simple camera.

Ken Patrick is a graphic designer, photographer and videographer who has a talent for producing great content with little to no budget. He is the ultimate media “Do It Yourself” guru.

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


Photo by Sadman Sakib on Unsplash

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TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | SMOKEY GRILLED CHICKEN
Jan
30
11:00 AM11:00

TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | SMOKEY GRILLED CHICKEN

Sybil Peeple of Sybilicous Cupcake Café will feature one of their catering menu item favorite.  The smokey grilled chicken sandwich with a honey mustard coleslaw on top of a toasted sourdough bread.  Come spend your lunch hour with Sybil and ArtHouse!  

SHOP a delicious sandwich 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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DIY Photography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Photography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting

DIY Photography for your business – Every entrepreneur needs photographs to market and promote their business, however, photographers are very expensive. This class teaches you how to capture and edit great pictures of your products and team with your smartphone, tablet, or a simple camera.

Ken Patrick Barry  is a graphic designer, photographer and videographer who has a talent for producing great content with little to no budget. He is the ultimate media “Do It Yourself” guru.

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


Photo by Sadman Sakib on Unsplash

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BLACK ROSE PASTRIES | Cooking with Blaque Part 1
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

BLACK ROSE PASTRIES | Cooking with Blaque Part 1

Maurice “Blaque” Shelton, originally from Chicago turned Gary, IN resident, is award winning Sugar Artist, Instructor and the Owner of Black Rose Pastries, LLC. Since 2007, he has been trail blazing across the world  delighting the palates of thousands, with his “SImply Delicious Incredible Edibles!” . He has been featured on WGN 9, ABC 7 Chicago, Miami New TImes Newspaper and various others articles and publications.

He is best known in the Industry for his incredible eye for detail and cross between realistic/naturalistic sugar showpieces. Most recently he is taking the world by storm with his Artisan Cupcakes! Sign up today as he reveals some of the industry secrets, tips & tricks! 

Follow more of his journey online at facebook.com/BlackRosePastries

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

Photo by Matthew Huang on Unsplash

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FLAVOR! MUSHROOMS | COOKING WITH CHEF RAZ
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

FLAVOR! MUSHROOMS | COOKING WITH CHEF RAZ

Flavor! is a cooking demonstration class offered in varying sessions. Participants can attend all sessions to get the full palate experience or register for the Flavor! of their choice. Chef Raz will lead participants on focused exploration of essential ingredients cooks regularly use in recipes. Each session is divided into two portions: sampling and exploring the ingredient and incorporating it into a dish. Participants will learn a new approach to looking at flavor components and different ways flavor is part of commercial success of food.  The goal is to discover what makes food taste good and what makes food taste great! 

 The Flavor! for this week is MUSHROOMS.

The Talk:  Mushrooms and caps. White mushrooms. Brown Mushrooms.

Workshop: A closer look at taste with Mushroom Soup and Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

YOU MUST BE 21 AND OLDER TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE.

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ANNIVERSARY BAKE OFF
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

ANNIVERSARY BAKE OFF

The ArtHouse "Anniversary Bake-Off" celebrates another year of art, culinary entrepreneurship, and community accomplishments for the City of Gary. Guests will enjoy live music, desserts and a new photography exhibition of public art projects in four cities.

An Afternoon of Art + Food

LIVE MUSIC
Renowned jazz musican and Gary resident, Art Hoyle, will lead the Art Hoyle Sextet in a jazz set during the opening reception for the public art photography exhibition and dessert bake-off.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Exhibition documenting four public art projects in four cities–Los Angeles, California, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Albany/Schenectady and Troy, New York and Gary, Indiana. Each city is a recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge.

DESSERTS
Treats and sweets baked by ArtHouse Culinary Business Incubator graduates competing in a bake-off.

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! 

Click to RSVP.

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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FLAVOR! GINGER | Cooking with Chef RAZ
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

FLAVOR! GINGER | Cooking with Chef RAZ

Flavor! is a cooking demonstration class offered in varying sessions. Participants can attend all sessions to get the full palate experience or register for the Flavor! of their choice. Chef Raz will lead participants on focused exploration of essential ingredients cooks regularly use in recipes. Each session is divided into two portions: sampling and exploring the ingredient and incorporating it into a dish. Participants will learn a new approach to looking at flavor components and different ways flavor is part of commercial success of food.  The goal is to discover what makes food taste good and what makes food taste great! 

 The Flavor! for this week is GINGER.

The Talk: Fresh ginger – young and old. Dried ginger. Rhizomes in the kitchen.  Candied ginger.

Workshop: A closer look at taste with ginger lemonade and Indiana Persimmon Pudding.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

YOU MUST BE 21 AND OLDER TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE.

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Recipe to Finished Product | Food He.ro + ArtHouse featuring Marty Astorga
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Recipe to Finished Product | Food He.ro + ArtHouse featuring Marty Astorga

Marty Astorga is an owner of Food Safety & Quality Systems, LLC and has been in the food industry for over 30 years in various management positions from first line supervisor to Plant Manager. Marty has worked with top industry providers such as Tyson Foods, Nutra Sweet, Pinnacle Foods, Tootsie Roll, and Select Beverages. 

In this workshops participants will learn Food Safety, Branding, Distribution, Production, Packaging, Labeling, Market Validation and more...

This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Click to RSVP.

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 Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash

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Steel City Salvage Pop-Up Shop
Nov
4
11:30 AM11:30

Steel City Salvage Pop-Up Shop

Join out neighbors at the Steel City Salvage Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, November 4th from 10 AM – 3 PM at 716 E. 5th, Gary, IN!

RSVP at bit.ly/SCSPopUp

DJ CiTy MiX will be spinning and there will be delicious food by Kalifornia Jones Co. Don’t miss this fall day of family fun!

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PitchFeast @ ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen
Oct
16
3:00 PM15:00

PitchFeast @ ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

Admission for this event is $25.00! 

Join us on Monday October 16th as we collaborate for PitchFeast ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen in Gary, Indiana!.  Recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropies winning "Public Art Challenge", the Arthouse: A Social Kitchen is a place for collaboration and culinary.  Find out more about the Bloomberg Public Art Challenge here

The theme for this event will focus on individuals who have participated in the ArtHouse's Culinary Business Incubator.  Our event partner Seedling Distribution, Seedling University and Market, is a total community placemaking initiative that seeks to build grocery stores, leverage grocery store as distribution center for mobile markets, and train local residents as entrepreneurs and staff. 

PitchFeast is a 501(c)(3) public charity and crowdfunding dinner, which serves as an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, under-resourced entrepreneurs and creatives.  It is a monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you not only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. PitchFeast welcomes all kind of creative types for a unique crowd-sourcing competition that leverages the power of the community to fund innovative ideas.

Attendees pay a nominal entry fee and that fee provides them with dinner, beverages and one vote. Guests then hear the innovative ideas of  locally based entrepreneurs.  Each entrepreneur is given 3-5 minutes to pitch their ideas and concepts to an audience who will then vote for the one they like the most.  

The winner of the “PitchFeast” receives a cash prize, in addition to other professional services that contribute to the development and sustainability of the business or social project.

For more information, check out the FAQ on our website at www.pitchfeast.org or contact ArtHouse : Melinda melinda@arthousegary.com or 219.979.8156

Tickets may be purchased at the door, EventBrite or by downloading the Givelify app. www.givelify.com Once on the app locate Pitchfeast and make a $25.00 donation with your name, that is considered your ticket purchase. 

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ServSafe Food Handler Training
Oct
6
to Nov 17

ServSafe Food Handler Training

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen will facilitate ServSafe Food Handler training for those requiring Food Handler certification.  Training is scheduled by this RSVP.  Trainings are scheduled every other Friday beginning October 6, 2017 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  The last class is scheduled Friday, November 17, 2017.

The ServSafe Food Handler Program is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training assessments for employees.  

The cost is $12.50 per person and includes materials, instruction, and examination.  This is a FREE RSVP for the event.  All participants will pay at door. 

Space is limited.  RSVP is required. Click to RSVP

Special free 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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CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS - Summer/Fall 2017
Aug
12
to Oct 21

CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS - Summer/Fall 2017

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every Saturday beginning August 12 through October 21, 2017 with the exception of September 2, 2017 due to holiday weekend.

These workshops are designed for a range of participants - from the notice 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 be also be opportunities to experiment with your business concept via a Pop-up-Cafe and to pitch your business to investors.

Workshops Topics

  • Business Model Canvas;

  • The Customer;

  • Building Blocks to Grown Your Specific Business;

  • ServSafe Food Handler Certification, and more!

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 ArtHouse: CBI 2 Application

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Meet-Up Gary with NWI Food Council
Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Meet-Up Gary with NWI Food Council

Passionate about food and the food industry? Want to get connected with our growing Northwest Indiana food system? Come meet the NWI Food Council team and others with related interests as we continue our new series of casual meet-ups.

For those of you that were at FED: Food Expo & Discussion in March, we've listened to your requests for more events and opportunities to network. Here's your chance to continue the conversations you started there and start new ones. We look forward to seeing you again! For those of you new to the NWI Food Council, come out to a meet-up and introduce yourself!

These meet-ups are an informal opportunity to relax and talk to others interested in eating local, supporting local food businesses and farms, and advocating for our local food systems. This event will be family-friendly, and admission is free.

Members of the NWI Food Council board will also be on hand both evenings to answer questions about upcoming events, the goals of the Council, and opportunities to get involved.

 

This event is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is required. CLICK TO RSVP.

 

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ServSafe Food Handler Training
Jul
14
to Sep 8

ServSafe Food Handler Training

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen will facilitate ServSafe Food Handler training for those requiring Food Handler certification.  Training is scheduled by this RSVP.  Trainings are scheduled every other Friday beginning July 14, 2017 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  The last class is scheduled Friday, September 8, 2017.

The ServSafe Food Handler Program is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training assessments for employees.  

The cost is $12.50 per person and includes materials, instruction, and examination.  This is a FREE RSVP for the event.  All participants will pay at door. 

Space is limited.  RSVP is required. CLICK TO RSVP.

Special free 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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