The East African Refugee Goat Project is a unique program of the IRC SLC in that it is managed primarily by three different East African Communities: the Somali Bajuni, Somali Bantu, and Burundi communities. Now, the East African Refugee Goat Project is embarking on another path, one to get even more of the community involved: grazing and weed management.
The buzz around the Sundance Film Festival each January is huge, but what about the summer film screenings? With the Summer Film Series, movie buffs can watch both new and classic Sundance films at Red Butte Garden on summer evenings.
When someone wants to start a food business, it is required that they complete and pass a technical food safety course and exam called the ServSafe Food Manager's course. This is no different for Spice entrepreneurs.
With the help of Visit Salt Lake, Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs will be feeding the masses at the private Welcoming Party on Sunday, August 25th at Gallivan Plaza. Ten food booths serving small bites and finger foods from across the world will seek to impress both local and global conference attendees at the largest event Spice has coordinated to date!
Spice Kitchen Incubator is a program supported by the International Rescue Committee in partnership with Salt Lake County. Spice Kitchen Incubator provides the necessary skills for refugees and new immigrant entrepreneurs to build viable food businesses as a pathway to self-sufficiency, while adding to the diverse food community of Salt Lake County.
M Cuisine and Bake Shop began years ago with a personal and in-home chef business. Michaela joined Spice Kitchen Incubator in 2017 with a dream to make her desserts stand out among the growing artisan food scene in the Salt Lake Valley.
The Salt Lake City community showed up in great numbers to help raise funds for our new kitchen, cafe, and store front recently! Hosted by Creminelli Fine Meats, Traeger Grills, and Harmon's Grocery, the Discover Food Festival brought Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs together with local refugee advocates and philanthropists to enjoy global cuisine and raise funds for a new build-out in the Granary district of downtown Salt Lake City.
Spice Kitchen Incubator's partnership with the Salt Lake City Public Library continues to provide additional market opportunities to new food trucks as well as those well-established mobile food businesses.
As Spice Kitchen Incubator continues to expand and offer assistance to an increasing number of new American community members with dreams of food business ownership, we are so excited to witness this growth! Each Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneur brings their own story and culinary traditions to the community and increased foodie traffic will only help to spread these stories of success, hardship, and global cuisines!
Carey, the Spice Kitchen Incubator New Business Scale-Up AmeriCorps VISTA, has spent the last few months planning and piloting regular workshops to help entrepreneurs navigate a variety of tax forms and procedures for small food business owners including sales and use tax, special event tax, and restaurant tax.
Last spring, Hayat's Grill began developing a frozen product to sell at Kiitos Brewery, a local brewery located in the Granary district of Salt Lake City. Cauliflower korma is currently available for patrons of Kiitos to purchase, and soon enough there will be baklava and samosas!
Chef Roxana makes delicious, authentic Salvadoran desserts and is the first business following our new home-based food business track! Roxana makes gelatinas, cheesecake flans, and budín, a traditional pastry topped with a homemade caramel sauce.
The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City held its annual Journey to the Wasatch event in April, gathering over 150 local humanitarians for continued advocacy in support of refugees. This year's event was extra special as the IRC in Salt Lake City was celebrating 25 years of resettlement services!
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City is excited to officially announce recent changes in our leadership. In April 2019, former executive director, Patrick Poulin, accepted the IRC’s Regional Director, Pacific West role. In his place, our former deputy director of development & strategic initiatives, Natalie El-Deiry, has accepted the executive director role.
After many months planning and piloting, we are officially ready to launch our boxed lunch delivery service to the public! This service follows a very specific model and, after many tests, we believe it works. Rather than organizing a catering for the entire office, we think that individuals should have the opportunity to enjoy a global lunch more regularly, delivered right to their desks!
As the air starts to warm up, Spice Kitchen entrepreneurs are finalizing menus and submitting applications to the numerous Salt Lake valley farmer's markets. We can guarantee that you'll see some familiar faces (and our bright orange logo) a bit more this market season!
The Spice Kitchen Incubator hosted the third annual Food Entrepreneur Round Table at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in Salt Lake City on February 23rd. It was a collaboration between Spice Kitchen, USU Extension, Microbusiness Connection Center, Women's Business Center of Utah, Suazo Business Center, Creminelli Fine Meats, and Salt Lake County. The event was offered to participants of Spice Kitchen Incubator as well as the general public.
The Spice Kitchen Retail & Events Specialist is a regular full-time position located here in Salt Lake City.
THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
The Retail and Events Specialist will oversee Spice Kitchen Incubator’s retail, catering and events programming including coordination of the café and storefront and administration of caterings and special events for Spice Kitchen Incubator’s program participants. This position supports Spice Kitchen to liaise income-generating market opportunities for participants and strengthen their capacity as food business owners. This position reports to the Spice Kitchen Incubator Program Manager.
Spice Kitchen Incubator and the Microbusiness Connection Center are partnering to combine free tax services to entrepreneurs, including filing annual and quarterly business sales tax and annual income tax.