Last Saturday, FIN advocates, along with other partners, attended the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day and hosted a cooking station to demonstrate to kids and parents how fun and easy it is to eat healthy food. Here’s what Gladis had to say about the experience: “It was a great experience for me to participate in the… Read more »
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One thing Zozan’s family has taught her is not to be afraid. But as a refugee, she hasn’t always been able to freely go after her dreams – even after making it to the US. Her family came this country as refugees from Iraq when Zozan was in middle school. By high school she dreamed… Read more »
We are excited to host the 2nd Annual FIN Resource Fair May 12th from 5:30-8pm at Foster High School. This year we will be bringing together resources for both entrepreneurs and community members. Folks can get help starting a food business, finding a job in the food industry, or taking food and nutrition classes. More… Read more »
Startup Q&A: Soozveen Catering Soozveen is a mediterranean catering company started by two Kurdish-American sisters in Des Moines. Co-owners Sheelan and Zozan Shamdeen discuss how they got their start and give invaluable advice on beginning a small business. Hours/Availability: All hours, just give us 48 hours notice Founded: 2013 Contact: 206-734-0932; email@example.com Q: Tell… Read more »
FIN is excited to support the launch of four new local caterers cooking out of our shared commercial kitchen in Kent. The catering businesses each received a small start-up grant and reduced rent fees and are now fully licensed and insured caterers. FIN partner, Project Feast, is a core tenant, training culinary apprentices who operate the… Read more »
Tamu Food Offer Varieties Of Flavors Come and join us to explore the Local and family owned, Tamu Foods launches production of its specialty gourmet line of Samosas in 2004 due When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Time: 1:00pm to 2:00 pm To attend please contact Sheelan: (206)573-0218 firstname.lastname@example.org foodinnovationnetwork.org
FIN is inviting you to tour: Renton technical college culinary arts Come and join us to explore the Beauty of Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Bread Baking, Cake Decorating When: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm To attend please contact Sheelan: (206)573-0218 email@example.com foodinnovationnetwork.org
City of SeaTac’s first community garden is scheduled to open the spring of 2017 at North SeaTac Park adjacent to the botanical and Japanese gardens. The community garden will have small garden plots available to SeaTac residents for rent (April 1-October 31). Plants grown on the rented plots are for personal use, donations or to… Read more »
Sheelan Shamdeen, FIN Program Assistant Sheelan Shamdeen, a Kurdish-Iraqi refugee, began working with FIN as a graduate of Project Feast’s Apprenticeship Program. Also a client of StartZone at Highline College, she and her sister found support in planning their own Iraqi catering company – Soozveen. But catering is only a small part of her story.… Read more »
Join the conversation! The Regional Food Policy Council is hosting a WA State Food System Roundtable November 17th from 3-6pm at the Puget Sound Regional Council offices in Seattle. See the flyer for more details.