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  1. User
    November 29, 2009 at 5:05 AM

    Hello!
    Please share your comments and let us know about all things food, kitchens and community!

  2. Gary L. Fischer
    November 30, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Thanks for putting this up. Since we have Kitchen space,designed as a teaching kitchen, available and work with thousands of low-moderate income families in the Omaha area we have a keen interest in this project. If you haven’t seen it yet the NY Times Sunday (11/29) headline, above the fold on page one, was about the dire food security issues facing families in the US. Please keep me posted.

    • nomoremtpots
      November 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM

      Thanks, Gary! We agree there are food security issues in many areas of Omaha. We’ll post all updates to the site as we work to address these issues. Check back often.

  3. Barbara
    December 3, 2009 at 5:05 PM

    Sounds like a good idea, but I need more info. What would an open kitchen be used for? Could I run a catering business out of the kitchen? Could I bring a cooking class into the kitchen? What would the costs be?

    • December 4, 2009 at 11:39 AM

      Thanks for your questions, Barbara. The kitchen would be used for microbusiness food owners, caters, canners, food preservists, cooking classes, nutrition workshops, food safety training, etc. There are a lot of activities that can be done with a certified, commercial community kitchen. Yes, you could rent space on a scheduled time basis and run a catering business from the kitchen. We expect many cooking classes from the kitchen. The costs would be according to a schedule based on the amount of time and frequency (more time, more often equals lower cost per hour). The inital base cost is expected to be around $25 per hour; declining with greater time and frequency. Please contact us to discuss this more and secure some time in the kitchen. Email: nomoreemptypots@gmail.com.

      Thanks, we are looking forward to speaking with you!

  4. Sophia
    March 19, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    How can one apply for leasing the kitchen base for a catering business? Do you know what hours you plan on having the kitchen open? I think $25 is a great price to rent a fully equipped kitchen and I am very interested in renting time.

    • March 29, 2010 at 12:36 AM

      There is a strategic planning commitee working on this right now. There are a few issues. We need to know how many folks would rent time and how much time would they rent in order to determine if there is enough demand and income to cover the cost of having the kitchen open. It would really help if you would share the opportunity with others that you know may need a kitchen so that we can determine the next best steps and refer resources that may availabe to caterers and bakers in the interim. Please send our contact information: nomoreemptypots@gmail.com to those who need it. Thanks!

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