2013-03-13 / Features

Entrepreneur Space Celebrates Second Anniversary

BY JASON D. ANTOS


(L. to r.); Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Ashley Rougier from Darling Chocolate, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) Editor Thomas Joseph, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein and MSLO Editor Jodi Levine at the Entrepreneur Space’s second anniversary celebration. (L. to r.); Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Ashley Rougier from Darling Chocolate, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) Editor Thomas Joseph, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein and MSLO Editor Jodi Levine at the Entrepreneur Space’s second anniversary celebration. Since the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s (QEDC) Entrepreneur Space began operations two years ago, hundreds of people from across the city have been able to make their culinary dreams come true.

The Long Island City based 12,500- square-foot professional kitchen incubator helps up and coming culinary talents create all types of artisan food for both large manufacturers and small businesses.

At the Entrepreneur Space (www.entrepreneurspace-qedc.com), clients can rent space by the shift on a round-the-clock basis. Office and classroom clients can rent by the month, and all clients have the opportunity to meet with business counselors, take classes and participate in networking events.

“This is an amazing place where talented people can perfect their creations,” said Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.

Edible concoctions of all kinds were available throughout the facility with more than 50 vendors featuring foods prepared at the incubator.

More than 300 “foodies”, elected officials and area business owners sampled everything from dinner to desserts that included Coffeed, a Long Island City based cafĂ©; The Pie Lady; TuckShop, who brought their savory Australian meat pies; Woza and their South African street food; French inspired desserts by Bonne Fete Baking; handmade marshmallows by MitchMallows; Chee Bonnet and their ultimate cheesecake balls; and Brewla Bars, which provided their brewed frozen ice pops.

At the end of the evening, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein announced that Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) would provide mentoring and advice to E-Space clients through MSLO’s American Made program, which seeks to highlight artisan products made by small businesses.

The event was co-sponsored by Coffeed and Delta Airlines. The Entrepreneur Space, located at 36-46 37th Street, is operated through a partnership between the QEDC and the NYC Economic Development Corporation.

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