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North Glengarry to launch pilot Community Kitchen

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By Shawna O'Neill
North Glengarry to launch pilot Community Kitchen
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ALEXANDRIA, Ontario – Staff of North Glengarry Township understand the potential obstacles for local entrepreneurs who are looking to launch a food related company, including investing in a new commercial kitchen. They also understand the power of food, uniting societies and economies across the globe.

To help businesses grow and ‘incubate future growth in the food industry’, the Township has partnered with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) to launch the new pilot project, “North Glengarry Community Kitchen.”

“This initiative will enable food producers to rent time at the North Glengarry Community Kitchen, located at the Maxville and District Sports Complex (25 Fair St.) so that they can produce food items for resale. Initial use of the commercial kitchen will be for the production of shelf stable items, such as jams, jellies and spreads; or quick consumption items such as baked goods. Food operators will work directly with food inspectors at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to ensure the safe manufacture, delivery and storage of goods,” read a statement in a press release.

The cost to rent the North Glengarry Commercial Kitchen is $50 per day. Before booking, all food producers will be required to complete their Food Handlers Certification Program, which is now a provincial requirement of all food establishments. For a list of Food Handlers courses, visit here.

To book the North Glengarry Community Kitchen, or learn more about the program, contact Anne
Leduc, North Glengarry’s Director of Community Services, by phone at 613-525-3199 or email
anne@northglengarry.ca

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