Adding New Flavor to
Salt Lake City

 

 
 
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S.P.I.C.E.: Supporting the Pursuit of Innovative Culinary Entrepreneurs

Spice Kitchen strives to help Entrepreneurs participating in the program develop successful food businesses, preserve their culinary traditions and share their talents with the Salt Lake County community.

 
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What We Do

 

New Business Development

Business Incubation

Spice Kitchen is a business incubator focused on helping refugees and disadvantaged individuals start their own food businesses and share their culinary traditions and talents with the Salt Lake Community. 

Full-Service Catering and Events 

Catering

Our entrepreneurs offer a variety of international cuisines for private and corporate events of all sizes. Spice up your event and support our chefs by ordering today. 

Boxed Meals to Go

Spice To Go

Each Thursday we feature a chef and offer boxed meals to go. This is a great way to support our participants and eat some tasty food. Pre-order online and pickup your meal at the Spice Kitchen.

Workshops, Events and Involvement 

Spice Community

We are dedicated to supporting our local community and offer regular events, workshops, and other community-building opportunities. See our calendar for current events.

 

Spice Kitchen Incubator is a program of the International Rescue Committee

 
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Our Model

 
 

Spice Kitchen is a food business incubator focused on creating opportunities for refugees and disadvantaged individuals. We help our participants start full- or part-time food businesses by providing technical assistance and training, access to commercial kitchen space, and mentorship. Many of our participants have succeeded in starting local food businesses. 

 
 

Step 1:

Recruit 

Participants are recruited from the local community, attend an orientation session, and are assessed to determine if they have the entrepreneurial spirit, product viability, and community focus needed to run a successful food business. 

Step 2:

Incubate

During incubation, participants receive technical assistance to establish the foundations of their business plan including product development, marketing, finances, and operations. Our supporters and mentors provide access to capital and resources to help them grow. 

Step 3:

Develop

We provide opportunities like Spice To Go and Catering to help our participants grow their businesses. Our entrepreneurs participate in local farmer's markets and festivals while preparing for independence. 

Step 4:

Graduate

Once participants meet all established incubation benchmarks, they are eligible for graduation and move their business out of Spice Kitchen Incubator while still remaining part of the alumni community. 

 
 
 
 

Get Involved

 
 

We need you to help our participants succeed! From taste-test focus groups to business mentorship and group activities, we are always looking for dedicated individuals to help us out. 

Volunteers needed for Spice to Go! Click below for more information. 

 
 
 
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