Pays for 1 hour of subsidized kitchen rental for 1 entrepreneur per month.
Get a La Cocina Membership Card.
Covers the cost of How to Start Your Business workshop for 50 aspiring entrepreneurs.
Get your membership card and get your name on the honor roll on our website acknowledging donors.
Covers the start-up costs for an entrepreneur to enter into a new farmers market.
All previously mentioned perks plus a La Cocina hoodie ($29 value) and Members Circle Events.
Allows us to call the repairman the next time the hobart mixer or dishwasher break.
All previously mentioned perks plus a private tour for up to 8 and "bento box" lunch featuring tasty bites from La Cocina businesses ($96 value).
Supports pro-bono attorneys working alongside a new cohort to create legal business entities.
All the previously mentioned perks, Subscription to F&B: Voices from the Kitchen (twice-yearly storytelling event at the Swedish American Hall) ($90 value) and a highlight in our Annual Report.
Supports 67 hours of technical-assistance in product, marketing and finance curriculum for an aspiring entrepreneur.
Get all of our perk and let us host a dinner for 10 with a La Cocina chef of your choice (at your home or in La Cocina's kitchen!).
100% of your donation goes to program operating costs which allow La Cocina to provide low income entrepreneurs with the following resources:
Subsidized commercial kitchen space
Access to an affordable commercial kitchen is one of the largest barriers to entry for up and coming food entrepreneurs. Donations allow us to subsidize our kitchen rental. Program participants at La Cocina pay an average of $13/hour for kitchen rental space saving them thousands of dollars annually.
Industry-Specific Technical Assistance
We provide 2,000 hours of technical-assistance annually, beginning with a 6-month intensive curriculum in product, finance, marketing and operations and followed by one on one monthly consultations. A rich network more than 200 dedicated professionals provides free or subsidized technical assistance in everything from product development to financial forecasting to photography.
From marketing your business to HR employment law, La Cocina facilitates workshops to its clients and the general public in various aspects of food business knowledge.
Access to Markets and Market Positioning
La Cocina connects vendors to market opportunities like special catering events, farmers’ markets and ultimately, brick & mortars to sell their incredible food and grow their businesses