Recipe for Success: HALO Kitchen Incubator

The right ingredients to sweeten your small food business


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Valentine’s Cooking Class

Join professional chefs in HALO’s kitchen to learn how to make a wonderful Italian dinner and some tasty desserts on Feb 6th from 12:30 – 3:30pm. See below for full details.

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Recipe for Success: Annual Picnic at Petrifying Springs

Each year, HALO’s Recipe for Success: Incubator Kitchen hosts a picnic for kitchen entrepreneurs and HALO staff. With food contributed by each kitchen participant there is nothing but variety and deliciousness! This tradition is rooted in the hope that all kitchen participants will get a chance to meet, share stories and, hopefully, insight into the successes of their businesses!

It was a great time for all! With our location being right next to the park, the little ones were able to run around while we all enjoyed delectable treats!

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Recipe For Success: Kitchen Incubator covered in the Journal Times

Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization. 2000 DeKoven Ave., will host the first of two Food Entrepreneur Lecture sessions on Friday; the topic will be what it takes to start, run and manage a food business. HALO’s business incubator kitchen can be rented by small business owners. Here on Wednesday, Roseanne Mattefs, the kitchen’s manager and owner of Sweet Somethings Pastries, makes chocolate-mint layered brownies for a local restaurant.

Check out the full Journal Times article here: http://journaltimes.com/business/local/halo-invites-entrepreneurs-into-business-incubator-kitchen/article_8f9375fc-b02f-11e3-81a9-0019bb2963f4.html


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What a Success It’s Been: SweetEats Traditions Moved

It’s been a more than a year since SweetEats Traditions beginnings at Recipe for Success: HALO’s Incubator Kitchen Program and their ovens haven’t cooled down since. Jennifer Tilot and Robyn Ferraton worked out of HALO’s kitchen from August 2012 to February of 2013. With all their baking supplies at the HALO kitchen, Jenny and Robyn supplied a variety of catering, party, and wedding orders while working out of HALO’s kitchen. Their participation in HALO’s Incubator Kitchen better acquainted them with working in a larger kitchen and provided them with a better understanding of which tools would be most beneficial to them before opening their own business. Jenny said that the Recipe for Success: HALO’s Incubator Kitchen Program, “was a great program, filled with great people and was an immense help to our business”. Their time at HALO was just the right stepping stone for them to find a location of their own.

To their benefit, both women had entrepreneurial families which added more confidence to their move. The grand opening at their new location, 5796 Durand Avenue or the Northwest Entrance of Regency Mall in Racine, WI, was on February 13th, 2013. The two felt self-assured and excited when moving into their new location. With the help of their families, Jenny and Robyn painted the walls with the same care they take when frosting their cupcakes. The bright magenta walls bring life to their corner of the make and reflects the brilliance of the cupcakes the two produce! SweetEats Traditions offers over 60 delicious cupcake flavors & other sweet treats, ranging from the traditional to the experimental, but dangerously delicious flavors, such as orange dreamsicle or French toast with bacon. The unstoppably delicious duo couldn’t stop! SweetEats Traditions also offers homemade soups, wraps, panini’s, sandwiches and salads.

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Kitchen Incubator Opens in Racine Homeless Shelter

The Recipe for Success kitchen space at HALO Inc.

There is big news for small businesses in Racine Wisconsin. HALO Inc, an innovative homeless shelter in Racine, has opened a kitchen incubator . Recipe for Success: HALO Kitchen Incubator opened its doors last summer and already has 5 small businesses working out of the space. With the kitchen being open 24 hours a day there is still a lot of space available for enterprising small food business owners.

Kitchen Incubators are becoming popular all over the country. They offer space for start-ups to develop their business without a lot of up front costs. Sometimes just having a commercial kitchen space to rent can mean the difference between a business succeeding or failing before it even gets off the ground.

The Recipe for Success kitchen offers a space for small food businesses to bloom and gives creative entrepreneurs the chance to succeed in a struggling economy. For more information on how you can start your own business with help from Recipe for Success you can contact Rose at recipeforsuccess@haloinc.org.