Presenting & Summit Sponsors
THE FOOD CORRIDOR
The Food Corridor, founded by Ashley Colpaart, Ph.D. moderates the Network for Incubator and Commissary Kitchens (NICK), the largest professional network of shared kitchens. This Community of Practice brings together private, nonprofit, and publicly-funded shared kitchens for collaboration, business insights, and technical support. The Food Corridor software currently powers 250+ shared-use kitchens of varying sizes and scopes across the U.S. and in Canada. In addition, their sister app, The Kitchen Door is the #1 search engine for finding underutilized or existing commercial kitchen spaces to rent.
The Marketing Services Division (MSD) works to improve market access for producers and develop new markets through its three main roles as a researcher, a convener, and a technical assistance provider. In USDA’s vision, local food producers, markets, and communities have easy access to ideas, innovations, and research in order to grow and sustain a productive business. This information ensures that opportunities for U.S. food producers are readily available and communities are equipped to successfully grow and sell regionally produced foods, while also supporting increased access to locally produced foods.
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an institution on the rise. In the last decade, CSU has produced record enrollment, built on all-time highs in student diversity and student success; record fundraising far outpacing ambitious goals; groundbreaking research driven by a highly productive faculty; a campus revitalized by a transformational building campaign; and, perhaps most important, an unrivaled learning environment where nine of 10 recent graduates say they would choose CSU again and rate their education as excellent.
ButterflyMX is your complete property access solution, providing a secure, convenient, and affordable way to manage and grant access on the go. Empower your tenants and building staff to open doors, gates, and elevators with a smartphone and ensure they never miss a visitor or delivery. Join the 5,000+ multifamily, commercial, gated community, and student housing properties that have made access simple with ButterflyMX.
THE CENTRAL KITCHEN
Central Kitchen is a craft food business accelerator and innovation hub that empowers food entrepreneurs to achieve their fullest potential. Nationwide, we offer online courses through our Craft Food Classroom that teach start-up craft food businesses exactly how to get started—and succeed—in the craft food industry. In Northeast Ohio, we provide a one-stop-shop for all things craft food.
RemoteLock sets the standard in universal access control with its easy-to-use, scalable, and future-proof software. We provide users the ultimate in flexibility and control—so they can easily grant any person access to any space, from anywhere. RemoteLock manages industry leading smart locks and access control hardware and can be integrated with our customers’ business software systems. RemoteLock is committed to being the last access management partner our customers will ever need.
VERACITY INSURANCE SOLUTION
We are partnering with Insurance Canopy, a full service insurance brokerage with a specialty practice in the shared / commissary kitchen space. Insurance Canopy partners with the leading insurance markets in the industry to provide clients with the most comprehensive and competitive coverage specific to the shared kitchen industry, including 24 hour access, fire prevention, equipment breakdown, product coverage, and property enhancement. Tell them The Food Corridor sent you for special partner rates.
ATK DESIGN STUDIOS
ATK Design Studios designs commercial kitchens nationwide. We create a product of your vision and bring the vision to an operating kitchen. Our firm works with you from concept to floor plan layout to a real feel look and feel to the final product. Our in-house team ATK Foodservice Design Studios brings years of experience and talent across a myriad of various commercial kitchen types.
Sensor Check is an easy-to-install wireless solution that automatically alerts you to unexpected refrigeration temperature changes. Not only will you avoid food loss in your commercial kitchen, you will increase your food safety and regulatory compliance. Automated logging, reporting and alerts can be sent to anyone who needs the information. Unlimited reporting and use of our smartphone app is included.
LoCo believes in creating a fair and sustainable alternative to the companies that are currently setting the tone of food delivery nationwide. We believe that restaurant owners themselves should be involved the decision-makers for how their food is delivered, and that they should also be charged commission rates that are fair—unlike the current national rates, which are way above most independent restaurants’ margins.
Lastly, LoCo believes that food delivery is an extension of the onsite service restaurants provide. When delivery is handled by an off-site, third-party company, customer service suffers. LoCo focuses on providing a quality customer experience and aims for total customer satisfaction, just as any restaurant would.