Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The New Home of the Krewe De Food

The Krewe De Food was instated over a year ago in response to the opportunity to utilize a commercial kitchen at a school given over to arts education programing through a Recovery School District partnership with the New Orleans Creative Alliance. 
See the dream here:


It seemed like the perfect opportunity to create our city's 1st culinary incubator... all we had to do was completely rebuild the kitchen, and we did, and it took a long time and alot of my personal $, and we provided the food for a great Jazz Fest event, and then, we were kindly asked to vacate the school - the RSD decided they wanted the school back as a school and needed to start construction asap - that was July 2009. If you drive by and see any construction please let me know.

Insert long, depressing, interim moving a kitchen/ looking for a space part here.

About a month ago I got a mass email c/o Susan Spicer about a woman at the New Orleans Mission who was asking for financial / equipment donations.

Insert short, positive, moving kitchen equipment for a great cause part here.

In exchange for giving The Mission the equipment that was donated to us, we get to use the kitchen as an incubator on the weekends. 

What is the Krewe De Food?

The Krewe De Food is a cooperative of culinary professionals who work individually and together as part of New Orleans' first culinary incubator kitchen (Culinary Inc.).
To be a member of the Krewe one has to have worked in a professional kitchen for at least 2 years, have a food handlers certificate and, most importantly, posses a drive to enrich yourself and the community. 
Each Krewe member must:
- Have an idea for a food product that he or she wants to develop.
- "Pay" for personal incubator kitchen time with culinary service.
- Leave the kitchen how you found it.
That's it.
If you or someone you know is interested in being a part of the KDF, you/they can contact me through this blog.