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Entrepreneurs Feature: Three is the Magic Number for ESO Artisanal Pasta

Meet ESO Artisanal Pasta, a new food business dreamed up by three entrepreneurs, all under 30, while they worked together at a high end restaurant. Ayinde “AJ” Sankofa, Joel Camarillo-Diaz and Isaiah Findley-Pinnock spent years hustling at Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen and other restaurants, but when the pandemic hit, everything changed. Dining rooms closed […]

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Entrepreneurs Feature: Meet Save the Crumbs Cookies – Crunchy Treats for People and Their Pets

If the kitchen is filled with the scent of warm cookies, you’ll probably find Susan Dolinko in Garden State Kitchen’s custom space for professional bakers. She’s there a few times a week making treats for her customers, both human and canine, during farmers market season. And she likes to share her creations. “If you’re working […]

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Entrepreneurs Helping Entrepreneurs

As a small business, we know from experience that entrepreneurs are stronger together. This month, we salute local food businesses that are moving forward and innovating in this crazy, uncertain time. Here are their stories: 💡Makers Connect with Customers at a Social DistanceDuring our recent online workshop, Kia Palmer, pastry chef and co-owner of Palmer’s and Ester […]

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It’s Black Business Month – Support Our Makers!

August is Black Business Month, so we want to introduce you to the small Black-owned food businesses headquartered at Garden State Kitchen. Meet the chefs, caterers, bakers, event planners and cooking teachers who serve everything from to saucy chicken wings to handmade pasta to jars of spice, creamy dessert or fruity lemonade. Take a look […]

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A Sampling of Entrepreneurs at Garden State Kitchen

We are delighted to have a strong cohort of entrepreneurs who are going strong at GSK.  Our makers tell us that their customers love that they are working in a professional, clean commercial kitchen.  Check out their profiles and support them if you can!  They are perfect fodder for making your friends on video chat […]

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Entrepreneur Feature: Wing Champs, A Small Business with Big Dreams

Jameel Laboo, co-owner of Wing Champs, has big goals for his business. And with family by his side and lots of hard work, he gets one step closer every day. Based at Garden State Kitchen, Wing Champs offers fresh fried chicken wings, sauced and served with a side of onion rings or hand cut fries. Their menu includes […]

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Entrepreneur Feature: Back in Business: How Graze and Braise Kept Cooking Under Lockdown

This month, we spotlight Graze and Braise, the meal prep company chef Ayaz Adiguzelli built over the last four years. He joined Garden State Kitchen in March, right when stay-at-home orders came down and food supply chains started to seize. Ready to cook for his regular customers again, he shared how he kept his business going during lockdown. […]

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Entrepreneur Feature: Anna Helm Baxter Takes Us Behind the Scene at Poppikit

Meet Anna Helm Baxter of Poppikit This month we speak with Anna Helm Baxter, one of the entrepreneurs behind the fun, kid-friendly baking kit company, Poppikit. Anna and co-founder Jade Zimmerman met as neighbors in Brooklyn while raising kids the same age. Not only did they live in the same apartment building, they’re both trained […]

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Entrepreneur Feature: A’JAR SWEET CREAM FACTORY

Meet Carolyn Gainey Ballard, the entrepreneur behind A’Jar Sweet Cream Factory, a pudding dessert in a jar made with love and a nod to classic flavors. She’s one of the culinary vendors at the new American Dream mega mall, a venture that’s helping her prove her concept and grow her own version of the American […]

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Entrepreneur Feature: THREE DAUGHTERS BAKING COMPANY

Leveling Up: Three Daughters Baking Company Opens Café As Garden State Kitchen celebrates its first year open for business, another important milestone approaches. One of the first entrepreneurs to sign up and cook in our shiny new space is about to move on to a kitchen of her own. Congratulations Erica Leahy – we can’t […]

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