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.
But 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.
Our Facility Includes:
- Hot Process Station
- Dry Process (Bakery) Station
- Cold Process Station
- Cold Assembly Station
- Confection Station
- Walk-in Freezer
- Compartment Walk-in Refrigerator
- University of Florida Food Laboratory
- Wash Stations
- Lockers/ Washrooms
- Delivery In/Out
- Support and Funding Opportunities
- Controlled Access Facility
- Online Scheduling System
Meet Chef Christian LeSquer
World-renowned Michelin 3-star Chef Christian LeSquer has agreed to join the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee team as a program mentor, facilitator and special events ambassador. Most recently, was voted “Chef of the Year” in 2016 by LeChef Magazine. Le Squer is known for his exemplary consistency, which earned him 3 Michelin stars for 12 consecutive years. He earned his first Michelin Star at the age of 34, working as a chef at the Parisian Grand Hotel’s restaurant, Café de la Paix.
His involvement with the Culinary Accelerator is to help create and facilitate mentor opportunities, as well as special events and competitions, to grow the program and facility.