Storytelling & Business Pitches - Spice Happenings

Earlier this week Spice Kitchen Incubator businesses Spudnik, Noor Al Sham, KuyalDel and Mother of All Catering sat down, at the offices of the International Rescue Committee here in Salt Lake City, with mentors from Creminelli Fine Meats to practice and master their storytelling and business pitches, focusing on passions, love and food culture.

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Breaking Bread - 2018

In November, we gathered together for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City’s 3rd annual Breaking Bread. We enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs. We sat at the family table, built new friendships, and worked to overcome cultural and language barriers to ensure everyone felt welcome. Thank you for joining us at Breaking Bread to celebrate in the spirit of Thanksgiving.

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Spice Kitchen Moves to Square Kitchen

Spice Kitchen Incubator is excited to announce the transition to a larger commercial kitchen space, which will include a small café space offering hot meals throughout the week as well as a store front for packaged goods and prepared meals. With support from our community, we are looking forward to increasing our capacity to serve low to moderate income entrepreneurs, as well as increase the availability for the community to eat with us!

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Hayat Scales Up!

Spice Kitchen Incubator works with aspiring food entrepreneurs to establish and grow a business. The curriculum is intensive and typically takes between 6-8 months to complete. Technical assistance is tailored through these months to meet each entrepreneur's goals and provide a sturdy foundation for launching a new business.

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Film Screening of "Soufra"

Spice Kitchen is excited to collaborate with the Utah Film Center to screen Soufra, an inspiring story of social entrepreneur Mariam Shaar as she works alongside refugee women to launch a catering and food truck business in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon.

A panel discussion will follow, which includes The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City's Executive Director Natalie El-Deiry. There will also be Soufra cookbooks available for sale.

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Goodbye Kali!

Kali, our Kitchen and Events Coordinator, has shared her love of culinary culture with the Spice team and numerous entrepreneurs over the last three years. She has put in many overtime hours delivering food, setting up at farmer's markets, repairing the kitchen equipment, and learning with new food entrepreneurs.

Kali recently moved on to a new role outside of Spice Kitchen Incubator, and she is certainly going to be missed.

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Welcoming Week - Salt Lake City


Welcoming Salt Lake is an annual celebration bringing together people and local events that celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees and the role community’s play to foster greater welcome for everyone.

HostSalt Lake County Office for New Americans
Co-HostsSalt Lake City, International Rescue Committee - SLC, Utah Refugee Connection, Salt Lake County Library, Salt Lake Cultural Core

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