KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – A kitchen does not open up to one company, not to two, but to as many companies as it suits. It’s a shared kitchen area called Real Good Kitchen that helps turn people’s passions into profit.
Angie Cook with Cook’s on the Curb wants to share a bit of nostalgia.
“I wanted to create this comfort food that means a lot to me. I took many lunches with my grandparents to eat these sandwiches,” said Cook.
Amalia Brusati with Ama Mi Kitchen provides a foretaste of her home. She is a cook who can do anything Italian.
“It’s hard to find real Italian food in the US,” said Brusati.
Cook and Brusati are both among the 14 business owners who share the kitchen area.
Bailey Foster is the founder of Real Good Kitchen.
“We’re just getting started,” said Foster.
She says opening up this space filled with ovens, mixers, industrial sinks, etc. will help companies start up costs.
Chris Kopek with Lirio Chocolate is grateful for everything. He has the support of his business colleagues.
“A kitchen like this really is a gift from God,” said Kopek.
He says the equipment and support from others in the office help improve what they’re doing.
“NeverFull waffles – they make these kind of waffles late at night. And we decided to make a milk chocolate with peanut butter and a caramel waffle, ”said Kopek.
The idea is not that they stay in the room forever, but that they encourage their passion for fruitful business.
“Whatever we can do will mean something, hopefully to the business here and how they can grow their business,” said Foster.
Real Good Kitchen plans markets where people can buy the company’s products. You can also buy them in stores and shops in the area.
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