Swahili Food Seattle

Startup Q&A: Swahili Food Seattle Swahili Food Seattle is an East African catering company started by a Kenyan immigrant. Founder and Owner, Benson Nzioka discusses how he got inspired to start his business and his dreams for the future. Hours/Availability: Tuesday – Sunday 8am-7pm Founded: 2015 Contact: 253-426-5307  Q: Tell us about your business? I cater East African food across… Read more »




South King County BDT’s-Outreach

SeaTac Course in English  English: Calling all entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in South King County! Do you have a business idea you’d like to pursue, or an existing business you’d like to grow? Register for the Ventures Orientation in SeaTac on Monday, September 11! Ventures and the Food Innovation Network are partnering to offer the… Read more »


Kitchen space Survey

  We need your input. The Port of Seattle is conducting a market assessment for a shared kitchen and food processing/packaging space that will serve the needs of food businesses in our region. We are supporting this effort through distribution of a survey to our members to gain your perspective on the needs of food… Read more »




The 2nd Annual FIN Resource Fair is Here!

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 »


Soozveen Catering

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; zshamdeen@gmail.com   Q: Tell… Read more »


It’s official…FIN Entrepreneurs have launched!

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 »