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Jen faigel mas 2018


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Presentation for 2018 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference in Plymouth, MA

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Jen faigel mas 2018

  1. 1. February 2018 CommonWealth Kitchen CommonWealth Kitchen 196 Quincy Street Dorchester, MA. 02121 Equity-Opportunity- Community Boston’s food business incubator and urban food manufacturing social enterprise
  2. 2. Start-up support Shared kitchen facilities Business & technical support Industry networks Food manufacturing More than just a shared kitchen, we take a systems-based approach to building viable food businesses and strengthening the regional food economy.
  3. 3. OUR IMPACT: • 50+ companies- 75% owned by women and/or people of color; • 140+ people employed; • 45+ graduates still in business (since 2009); over 500 jobs created! • 35+ manufacturing customers; • 2018: $2.3m budget- $1m earned income; (500% growth since 2013); “If you want to build a business, build the people.” - Brownie Wise, Tupperware
  4. 4. CWK’s manufacturing is filling a key gap • Member companies able to outsource production • CWK staff aggregate work-create middle-skill manufacturing jobs • R&D and small-batch processing for restaurants, retailers, farms & anchor institutions • Added benefit: deepen strategic partnerships; expanded impact, earned income to support operations
  5. 5. Value-added processing made simple Farmer provides raw ingredients CWK processes using approved recipes at a set fee Farmer gets finished product with custom logo, ready to sell
  6. 6. Leveraging CWK’s manufacturing capacity THIS is what food waste looks like! CWK’s institutional partners include: ✓ Harvard U. Dining Services ✓ Boston Children’s Hospital/Sodexo ✓ Boston Public Schools ✓ Bon Appetit Management (MIT, Leslie U., Emanuel College)
  7. 7. “There is nothing so POWERFUL as an IDEA whose time has come.” - Victor Hugo Common Goals. Common Purpose. CommonWealth.