Pasco Extension Launches Educational Incubator Kitchen

Grand Opening September 23 at the Extension’s One Stop Shop in Dade City



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE by The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service


Dade City, FL 09/09/19 • PB • Things are about to get cooking at the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension
One Stop Shop! Join us Monday, September 23, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. for the grand opening of the all-new community Incubator Kitchen at 15029 14th St. in Dade City. Thanks to a
generous donation of appliances from Welbilt, Inc., the facility is equipped for culinary and food
safety education, as well as food preservation.
“The partnership of the Pasco Economic Development Council (EDC) and Welbilt helped make
this exciting concept a reality,” said Pasco County Extension Director Dr. Whitney Elmore.
“The Incubator Kitchen will serve local entrepreneurs through the Pasco EDC and residents alike
with hands-on teaching in a well-equipped workspace.”
One Stop Shop Incubator Kitchen Offerings:
 Six-burner range with oven  Three-bay sink
 Reach-in refrigerator  Worktables
 Reach-in freezer  Storage shelving
 Ice machine  And more!
The Incubator Kitchen will also support the Pasco Extension’s ongoing safe food preservation
programs designed for those with an interest in Florida’s Cottage Food industry. The space will
be available to the public for cooking, canning, packing, preserves, pickling, juicing and more
for both personal and small business purposes.
For more information about the Incubator Kitchen, please visit:

About The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service   

The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service assists Pasco County residents by developing and delivering practical, educational programs in environmental horticulture; sustainable agriculture; 4-H and youth development; and family and consumer sciences. For more information, including volunteer opportunities, visit our website or call us at 352.518.0156.


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