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August 2017

CommonWealth Kitchen Helps Food Businesses Cook Up Success Read More

Dorchester's CommonWealth Kitchen isn't just a shared-kitchen space that's home to 50 local culinary businesses, most of which are owned by women, people of color and low-income residents of Massachusetts. It's also a place where entrepreneurs can learn more about the behind-the-scenes of the food industry and a space where they can collaborate and contribute to each other's work. 
June 2017

COMMONWEALTH KITCHEN DISHING OUT SUCCESSFUL STARTUPS AND JOBS Read More

Since 2009, CommonWealth Kitchen has been focused on combatting social and economic equality through inclusive entrepreneurship and sustainable employment, says co-founder and Executive Director Jen Faigel. The kitchen was only one of five local nonprofits that won $500,000 in grant money from the Cummings Foundation in May.

June 2017

CommonWealth Kitchen Opens Pop-up at The Street Read More

With the warm weather peeking through during the past few weeks, The Street at Chestnut Hill is often a go-to spot for locals to hang out, grab a bite to eat, and make new discoveries. And the newest discovery to be made is The Street’s most recent pop-up, CommonWealth Kitchen. Nestled behind Shake Shack, CommonWealth Kitchen has taken over the pop-up storefront in its first-ever retail venture.

May 2017

Santander Bank's new program focuses on entrepreneurs in low-wealth communities in Boston Read More

Some thirty Boston food industry entrepreneurs will have an opportunity this fall to participate in a new pilot program that aims to provide an extra dose of education, support and assistance to help early-stage small businesses thrive. Santander Bank this week announced "Cultivate Small Business," a pilot initiative designed to assist women-, minority- and immigrant-owned businesses in food-related industries.
May 2017

Cummings Foundation surprises five Greater Boston nonprofits
with $2.5 million in grants Read More

"Woburn-based Cummings Foundation recently awarded a total of $2.5 million through its brand new Sustaining Grants program to five local nonprofits: CommonWealth Kitchen (Dorchester), Generations Inc. (Boston), Girls Incorporated of Greater LowellLawrence CommunityWorks, and UTEC (formerly United Teen Equality Center, in Lowell)."
April 2017

CommonWealth Kitchen Opens Pop-Up at The Street Read More

With the warm weather peeking through during the past few weeks, The Street at Chestnut Hill is often a go-to spot for locals to hang out, grab a bite to eat, and make new discoveries. And the newest discovery to be made is The Street’s most recent pop-up, CommonWealth Kitchen.
April 2017

Pop-up alert: Market features products from CommonWealth Kitchen Read More

Dozens of small, local food entrepreneurs rent space at the culinary incubator CommonWealth Kitchen in Dorchester. The producers turn out hand-crafted food there — pickled vegetables, low-sugar jams, seed butters, small-batch ice cream, chocolates, and much more. Thirty companies that work from the communal kitchen are offering their goods at a pop-up market, CommonWealth Kitchen at The Street in Chestnut Hill.
April 2017

Pickles for breakfast, lunch and dinner Read More

"Last year Joel Rosen launched Rosen's, a line of naturally fermented vegetables that are deliciously sour, garlicky, and crunchy. The three varieties, beets & Neeps, Garlic Pickled Carrots, and Butternut Kraut ($10 for 12 ounces), come in long shreds and can be used  to top a sandwich, garnish and entree, or per up a salad."
April 2017

Charlie Baker In The Kitchen Read More

At the Commonwealth Kitchen, Baker met a baker — Teresa Maynard, the owner of a fledgling business called Sweet Teez. It’s one of about 50 companies using the kitchen facilities at this food business incubator, and she’s also taken the training they offer.



April 2017

Get small batch ice cream, fresh salsa, and more at this local food pop-up Read More

At CommonWealth Kitchen at The Street, open this Friday through the month of May, visitors will be able to buy ginger scallion sauce from Fresh Zen, spicy pickle relish from This Haiti, fresh salsa from Nola’s Fresh Foods, honey sweetened marshmallows from Apotheker’s Kitchen, and small batch ice cream from Little G Ice Cream Co.

March 2017

Finding sweet success with her own cookie company Read More

Cookie orders began flooding in just minutes after a segment about Collette Divitto, the owner of Collettey’s Cookies, aired on CBS Boston. Within days, Divitto had requests for 2,000 cookies. And that was November, before her story really went viral. Since then, orders have skyrocketed to 60,000. 

March 2017

Made in Mass: Nola’s Fresh Foods Read More

Mexican style salsa fresca made the really authentic way, is the reason why this Dorchester company has attracted so many fans.


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