What We Do
We continuously develop programs and initiatives to assist businesses at every level.
Culinary Community Resources
Learn more about our Programs below.
Restaurant Business Development Program
We established a fund valued at $15,000, used for any culinary development support for businesses. These businesses understand and are committed to the economic growth in their communities. We selected 25 historical entrepreneurs in the food industry. We’re devoted to dismantling the long history of food injustice in providing resources, training services, and bridging communities together.
The 2021 ProjectNXT scholarship allows culinary businesses to thrive while impacting their communities’ next generation of economic growth. The scholarship applicants receive up to $5,000 in funding to enhance their culinary experience but obtain long-lasting knowledge on the importance of sustainable economic development in marginalized communities.
The Emergency Relief Assistance fund assists applicants that need access to resources to support their businesses. The goal is to ensure that each restaurant can thrive in a recession or disaster nationwide. The intention is to ensure that each restaurant business we work with has much-needed assistance towards their business development goals.
Meet Our 2021 Cohort
We reviewed applications from business owners across the nation from all economic backgrounds who understand and are committed to the economic growth in their communities. We selected 25 historical entrepreneurs in the food industry. Meet them and read their stories.