Culinary Incubator Set to Launch in Queens

Some budding entrepreneurs will have a new place to bring their business ideas to life. 

The Central Library will be home to a new 'Jamaica FEASTS' culinary incubator.

It will feature a kitchen for chefs to experiment and classes on how to get businesses going.

Participants will also get to test their food by serving it to people who pass through the library. 

"The baking part I do know," said aspiring business owner Tress Walker. "It's the business part I want to get more information on."

"There aren't as many opportunities for businesses to start," said Tara Lannen-Stanton, assistant director of the job and business academy at the Queens Library. "What we're doing is combining instruction individual assistance to help people to plan to start their business, or to grow their business."

It is all a part of the Jamaica Now Plan. The plan is an effort by the city's Economic Development Corporation to breathe new life into the community. 

The application will go live on January 2 on the Queens library website

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