Welcome to the resource page for Kitchen Members! This is a site for members to help members - If you have additions or tidbits that may help new food startups, feel free to shoot an email to email@example.com and we'll get it added - contacts, videos, websites, documents... anything! This page is meant to be fluid.
Special THANK YOU to Chef Dan of Chef Around the Block for providing the initial expertise!
Lincoln-based carries all products, food, chemicals, and supplies, based in Lincoln, will call available. https://portal.sysco.com/become-a-customer?appId=sysco-dot-com&env=prod Chef Dan's rep: Emily.Vandrey@sysco.com
All products, like Sysco, but based in East Omaha, has a will-call option to pick up products the next day if you don't have enough for delivery.
All members are required to have food safety training
The certified Targeted Small Business (TSB) program is designed to help women, individuals with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to start or grow a small business in Iowa. Support for TSBs can occur either through an official third-party certification of the business or through the low-interest TSB loan program. Certified TSBs can be found in the online public directory.
Pursuant to Ordinance 6402, a mobile food vendor license is required for any person selling or offering to sell food in Council Bluffs. Please note, an additional $100.00 fee will be assessed for those vendors doing business within a C-4 Business District. Allow up to 3 business days for processing once all materials are received at the Parks and Recreation Office .
Providing free technical assistance for small businesses and start-ups in Southwest Iowa. Serving 7 counties in Southwest Iowa including Pottawattamie, Mills, Fremont, Page, Cass, Shelby, and Harrison
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