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What is the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee

The Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee is honored to join this vibrant Florida community by providing a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen open to a membership base. Depending on the membership level, members may select from a range of customized hours and plans to prepare, cook and package their culinary creations for distribution.

Wait, we’re not done. We go one step further. We provide the possibility of venture funds and business assistance for our members to truly see their culinary creations become a reality.

Learn more about the Culinary Accelerator or contact us to apply.



Behind the scenes.

Thanks to our friends at Where to Eat 239 for shooting this great virtual tour of our new commercial kitchen facility!

We are LIVE from the Culinary Accelerator. SWFL's brand new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen in the heart of Immokallee City!Watch us as we tour through this beautiful facility and learn about memberships, business coaching, venture funding opportunities and also learn about their Grand Opening, Culinary Connection Day, Wed March 28th.#WhereToEat239 #CulinaryAccelerator

Posted by Where To Eat 239 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Why Immokalee? Culinary Accelerator Immokalee

(pronounced: ih-moh-kuh-lee)

Immokalee, a garden where everything grows, was chosen as the location because it’s Collier County’s agricultural center and one of the most vital suppliers of the nation’s winter fresh fruits and vegetables. Some of the leading agribusinesses in the nation are located in Immokalee, from Lipman Brothers, King Ranch, and Gargiulo. In addition, there is great access to the best food and agricultural brain power and experience in the nation with both a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Research Center and University of Florida IFAS Extension within a few miles from the Accelerator.

Oh, and there is even a state-of-the-art University of Florida run and staffed food science laboratory inside the Accelerator.

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Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee
Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

Global food companies and investors looking for the next big food phenomenon are increasingly turning to business accelerators, where they can mentor and support agile food startups.

Companies such as Nestlé, PepsiCo and Chipotle Mexican Grill are among them.


Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee
Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

Tuesday's front page: Ugly produce gets love from Naples woman's online business; investors sue Bruno, alleging missing funds; ex-Ave Maria U professor fighting to keep his home

Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee
Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

Just in time for the weekend!

Grilled salmon with Dijon mustard and maple syrup by Living Lou.

Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee
Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

Congratulations to our member, Mila Bazley, who operates Krazykrops, for being featured in this week's Spotlight News Magazines!

Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee
Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

Had a great tour of Martins Food Technology LLC. Organic Farm! Fresh organic Habanero Peppers ripe for the picking!

Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee
Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee

Congratulations to Judy's Pastry & Bakery for a successful grand opening!

Global #FoodCompanies & #FoodInvestors looking for the next big #food phenomenon are turning to #BusinessAccelerators, where they can mentor & support agile #FoodStartups & #Foodpreneurs.
Read more by @SmartBrief:

"Why not give that poor little ugly two-headed potato a chance?" asks Melissa "Mila" Bazley, who works w local #farms & operates an #UglyProduce #FoodDelivery #SubscriptionService out of our #culinary accelerator.
Read more in @ndn by @_shelbyreynolds:

5 PM TODAY: Come to the #Naples #RibbonCutting ceremony for our 1st member graduate, Judy's #Pastry & #Bakery at 8823 U.S. 41 E. in #EastNaples! See Judy's #UnusualCake creations & #CakeToppers at the event & on her Facebook page:
See you there!
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