On Bauer Business Focus — A conversation on fostering food entrepreneurs with Andrew Schneider, business reporter for KUHF 88.7 FM.
In the past decade, the nation has seen a spike in the number of “kitchen incubators,” or organizations that provide assistance to entrepreneurs in the early stages of catering, retail and wholesale food businesses. Lucrece Borrego saw the need for such a service in the Houston area, and founded Kitchen Inc. and Brewery Incubator. She discussed on Bauer Business Focus recently how her business is helping the Houston restaurant community.
“Food has always been a passion of mine,” Borrego said. “I grew up on a farm and ranch with my family in New Mexico, so it’s always been a big part of my life. I didn’t realize how important it was to me until I left to go to college, and I lost that connection to my food.”
Borrego said she knew Houston would be receptive to a business to help nurture entrepreneurial endeavors of other gourmands.
“I came here and fell in love with the food scene in Houston. I knew vaguely about an incubator kitchen in New York, and so I was interested in something like that and found that Houston didn’t have any kind of space for food business entrepreneurs. I saw this opportunity and realized that the independent model seemed to fit me and the community.”
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