Jess Daniel, PhD Student and Director of FoodLab Detroit, heading up team to launch Detroit Kitchen

posted on January 2, 2014 12:37pm

Detroit Kitchen Connect (DKC) is a collaborative project between FoodLab Detroit and the Eastern Market Corporation with support from kitchen partners, and the MSU Product Center to provide reliable, accessible shared-use commercial kitchen space for local entrepreneurs, community members and organizations to process high-quality food products in a diverse and collaborative learning environment. PhD Student and FoodLab Director, Jess Daniel, said, “Our members have been clamoring for reliable and affordable access to commercial kitchen space, and we’re thrilled to be working closely with Eastern Market to finally fill this need. We see this as just a beginning. These first few kitchens create the space for existing entrepreneurial energy to blossom. Over the next few years, FoodLab will continue to play a catalyzing and connecting role to make sure we’re building the appropriate support services and infrastructure to support the development of entrepreneurs who are key to a more delicious, healthy, resilient, and accessible food economy in Detroit.” To learn more about Kitchen Connect, visit