The Cookery is a new venture in downtown Durham that’s meant to foster and support the area’s food entrepreneurs. Described as a “culinary food incubator”, it will be much more than just a kitchen for rent. In addition to four commercial ovens, a 30 quart mixer, coolers, fridges, freezers, terminals for cleaning and stocking food trucks, and rental lockers, the goal is to offer design and marketing services as well to help get local food businesses off the ground. The venture’s founders are Nick Hawthorne-Johnson, who bought the building at 1101 W. Chapel Hill St. when the Durham co-op closed, and his wife Rochelle Johnson, of Row Design Studios.
To celebrate its inception, the Cookery will be hosting an open house this Thursday April 7th from 7-9 pm. Those who come out will have the chance to check out the facilities and eat some scrumptious goods from the likes of Pie Pushers, Slippin Sliders, Farmhand Foods Sausage Wagon, and other local food trucks. Sounds like another great event and a really cool place!
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