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SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

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Many of our members need additional support to begin their culinary journey. Please consider donating to out scholarship fund.

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VIRTUAL TOUR

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

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.

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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We're here to help you start or grow your food-based business! If you've got questions, our website resources page is a great place to get started! Check it out, and feel free to call or email us with any questions! https://theculinaryaccelerator.com/membership/resources/

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Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee3 days ago

Love food as much as we do? Make it a business! Here are the 30 Most Profitable Food Businesses you can start today! Keep your startup and equipment costs low by using our commercial kitchen facilities! https://99businessideas.com/food-business-ideas-small-scale/

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Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee4 days ago

In case you needed more reasons to start your food-based business in Collier County, Naples was just voted USA TODAY 10Best cities for "Best Small Town Food Scene"! https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-small-town-food-scene-2018/

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Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee5 days ago

Have you met our newest team member? Juan Gallegos is our new Facilities Maintenance Specialist! He has jumped in everywhere we've needed him so far...including manning the grill last weekend at Taste Of Collier! Welcome to the team Juan!

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Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee1 week ago

Hey fellow food-lovers! Did you know we're now on Instagram!? Follow us @theculinaryaccelerator!

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Culinary Accelerator at Immokalee2 weeks ago

Who is excited for the upcoming Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week later this month? There are a record number of restaurants participating this year and we can't wait to see what they're cooking up!

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The 30 Most Profitable Food Businesses you can start today! Our commercial kitchen can keep your overhead low and your profits high! https://t.co/ZB5qm1s9R4 . #foodie #startup #CulinaryAccelerator #FoodBiz #culinary #foodbusiness #swfl #commercialkitchen #entrepreneur https://t.co/xt1EYjCzi3 FloridaCulinary photo
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Want to start your own food-based business? Attend our upcoming information session at @NaplesAcceler8 on May 30th! Learn more and sign up now: https://t.co/8tZQD4QjQY . #Naples #SWFL #culinary #incubator #accelerator #Commercialkitchen #Foodie #startup https://t.co/qyvDDlIYqI FloridaCulinary photo
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We're joining the Twitter-sphere! Come check out our commercial kitchen facility in #SWFL. #nowopen #Culinary #Foodie #commercialkitchen #foodbusiness #florida https://t.co/a9kzMrmdyp FloridaCulinary photo
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