Category: News

Healthy Kids Day

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 Healthy kids event at Matt Griffin YMCA. It was the first time that I have the opportunity to teach hands on how to make guacamole, which is a food that represents my culture  and it is also a healthy dip made from vegetables.I really enjoy knowing that a healthy recipe can  make a difference in somebody's life,  especially with children and since this event was family friendly, many families could taste and learn from scratch how to make this food.I am very thankful to FIN for  give me the chance to connect with the community through food."                    - Gladis Clemente [gallery ids="1449,1450,1451,1452,1453" orderby="rand"]

 

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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 than 20 resource providers will be participating. We will have fun children’s activities and feature food from the FIN entrepreneurs. Join us in celebrating the diversity of South King County through food!If you are interested in coming or want to invite others, visit us on Facebook.

 

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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 lunch cafe, Cafe Ubuntu.FIN is working closely with partners Ventures, StartZone and Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship to ensure each entrepreneur is matched with a business coach, receives ongoing training and identifies market opportunities such as catering events, farmers markets, and festivals. The seven entrepreneurs are operating under 4 catering businesses and will be cooking up cuisines from around the world. Swahili Seattle Food, Soozveen, Rekebot Coffee House and Mian Dian cater dishes and flavors from Kenya, Iraq, Ethiopia and China.Many thanks for the support from Seattle Foundation, Communities of Opportunity, Port of Seattle, and City of Kent. Their generous support has helped FIN and partners to build out the commercial kitchen and ensure the entrepreneurs and apprentices have the support services needed. And a special thank you to Project Feast for spending the many hours managing the remodeling project! If you have a catering or special event coming up, please give a FIN entrepreneur a call!

 

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FIN IS INVITING YOU TO TOUR: TAMU FOOD

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

sheelan@foodinnovationnetwork.org

foodinnovationnetwork.org

 

 

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FIN is inviting you to tour: Renton technical college Culinary Arts

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

sheelan@foodinnovationnetwork.org

foodinnovationnetwork.org

 

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SeaTac Community Garden

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 share with others.Eligibility ~ Plot holder must be at least 18 years of age. ~ City of SeaTac residents have priority in receiving a plot. Non-residents may apply and be assigned a plot if available. Residency will be confirmed by a valid State of Washington driver’s license or utility bill. ~ A maximum of 2 plots can be assigned to a household if all other eligible gardeners have received a plot.Registration Opens Tuesday, January 3rd! ~ You may register at the SeaTac Community Center. Link to application form is below. ~ Registration fee is $40 per year.Registration information provided in links below. SeaTac Community Garden Brochure (Information, Rules & Regulations)

 

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Food Systems Roundtable Coming Up!

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 (PDF)

 

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Deadline Extended – Sept 28th

Are you passionate about food systems change and uplifting the voices of South King County? Join our team! FIN is hiring for a part-time Program Assistant.Questions and application materials can be sent to Kara Martin, Program Manager, at kara@foodinnovationnetwork.org. Applications are due Wednesday, September 14, 2016.FIN Program Assistant Position Description 

 

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FIN is Hiring!

Are you passionate about food systems change and uplifting the voices of South King County? Join our team! FIN is hiring for a part-time Program Assistant.Questions and application materials can be sent to Kara Martin, Program Manager, at kara@foodinnovationnetwork.org. Applications are due Wednesday, September 14, 2016. FIN Program Assistant Position Description

 

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First FIN Tour: Renton Farmers Market

Attention community members interested in starting a food business working at a food business! FIN is kicking off a series of local food business tours. Participants will get an inside look at local businesses and commercial spaces, our first being the Renton Farmers Market.Tour the Renton Farmers Market with FIN!Want to sell at a farmer's market? Join us for a FREE tour of the Renton Farmers Market. Key vendors will share stories and advice before a market tour. Tour guests will be have time to explore the market and debrief with the tour guide while sharing snacks.Space is limited, so reserve a spot today:

  1. Send a text to 206-370-0045
  2. Include the word "RENTON" and your name.
 

 

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