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Get the District Ventures Kitchen Advantage District Ventures Kitchen provides business advisory services and structured training to help companies scale and grow their food processing businesses.


Benefits of working with District Ventures Kitchen:

  • Access to shared production and packaging equipment
  • Access to expert advisers and industry insiders to help you solve problems unique to your business
  • Training in all facets of starting and growing a food processing business – from selling to retailers and developing your production line, to implementing systems and building a solid business model to finding funding and setting up your own food plant
  • Mentoring from food sector experts and experienced entrepreneurs
  • Hands-on assistance to help food entrepreneurs bring their products to life and achieve market success
  • Accelerator rental spaces available for businesses who need a step between incubation and moving into their own plant

Take a look inside District Ventures Kitchen formerly known as Food Starter with this video!




Janice Bartley, Program Manager

Janice’s Experience:

Janice Bartley has worked with entrepreneurs and students for many years; as an administrator, she has created systems and infrastructure for both career and traditional colleges to ensure that trainees and staff can focus on providing exceptional learning experiences. She has many years of experience in hospitality industry training and uses that background to ensure that our programming is delivered in top-notch fashion.

How Janice Can Help You:

Janice is most people’s first point of contact at District Ventures Kitchen. She’s a keen listener and problem solver who quickly determines what info new clients and visitors need to start working with our team. Janice is also the key contact for accounting and other administrative questions. Contact Janice via email:

Benefits of our leadership:

Bringing a wealth of experience and insight to District Ventures Kitchen, our board advises the District Ventures Kitchen team on strategy and provides the high-quality leadership our clients need to succeed.

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