Amazing Food Show – PREP & Gordon Food Service

PREP Gordon Food Service

Food Show with PREP & Gordon Food Service working together to bring this wonderful event to Atlanta!

Mitch Long and Julie D’Amico set up a food truck park outside of the Cobb Galleria, with Island Chef Cafe, Espetada and Tasting Maine giving out free samples!

PREP Shared Kitchens, Commissary Kitchens, Food Truck Catering, Food Truck Kitchens, Catering Kitchens
There were phenomenal food displays at the Gordon Food Show, located at hundreds of stations, Everything imagineable from Apples to Zucchini!
PREP Shared Kitchens, Commissary Kitchens, Food Truck Catering, Food Truck Kitchens, Catering Kitchens
There were training sessions, Chef demonstrations and tons of resources at the Gordon Food Show
PREP Shared Kitchens, Commissary Kitchens, Food Truck Catering, Food Truck Kitchens, Catering Kitchens

What a wonderful way to spend the day, take a look at some video from the show:

Have you been to see Julie D’Amico demonstrating wonderful food products and techniques on Thursdays at 1:30 @ PREP!

“Thrive Thursday” is an opportunity for me to cook up a few Gordon ingredients in the PREP kitchens to help share our product lines, inspire new trending or seasonal menu ideas and introduce our broker community–it’s a chance to share space and conversations with a variety of customers, learn more about their business and the types of products or ideas they might find interesting.  This time is invaluable for Gordon and PREP to continue our partnership and explore new ideas in the kitchen. Each Thursday looks a little bit different and it’s exciting to talk about new imported olive oils, applications for dips and sauces, Spring sandwich ideas, trending flatbreads–the list is endless and the conversation time is priceless.

Take a look at this video:

Gordon Food Service Website www.GFS.com

What is PREP? 

Based in Atlanta, GA, PREP supports, provides resources for, and serves as the food production home to a rising class of culinary entrepreneurs in the Southeast. PREP features state-of-the-art, commercial-quality, shared kitchen dedicated production spaces, food business growth resources, procurement, and hands-on guidance to specialty food producers, chefs, bakers, caterers, food trucks, and the next generation of food artisans. Find out more at www.PREPatl.com

Read about PREP’s Expansion Click Here

PREP Cook-Create-Connect is a fully licensed unique shared kitchen concept. Established with one goal in mind to help build and support small food businesses in Metro Atlanta.
PREP provides state-of-the-art commercial shared kitchen space, test kitchens resources, food procurement and guidance to a talented and creative class of entrepreneurs.
These are specialty food producers, baker, caterers and mobile food service operators, along with the next generation of food artisans. PREP is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA.
For more information about PREP please call (404) 920-4150
or visit www.PREPatl.com    PREP on Facebook – PREP on Twitter – Truck & Tap – Atlanta Food Truck Catering

Did you know that the more than 50 pieces of artwork that line the walls of PREP are by our very own JR Santos! Take a look at his website Jr’s Abstract Art for sale in Atlanta – Jr’s Abstract Art on Facebook

Bentley Grace and Dad – Brownie Baker = Love!

bentley grace Brownie Baker Cerebral Palsy

Bentley Grace – Brownie Baker Extraordinaire!

 

B G and D Brownie Baker in Atlanta Bentley Grace

 

Click Here to see video of this wonderful Baker in Action!

A chance meeting is allowing an Atlanta girl with cerebral palsy to follow her dreams of being an entrepreneur. Longtime entrepreneur Paul Monahan is passionate about his baking business. He says that his patience, however, is an ingredient of which he is in short supply. One day, while shopping for flour in Whole Foods, a girl named Bentley-Grace changed that for Monahan. Grace, who has cerebral palsy, is also an entrepreneur. She is known as the little girl in Buckhead who bakes and sells brownies.

“I have these awesome delicious, outstanding, greatest brownies,” Grace said.

 

Bentley Grace and PREP Crew

So, impressed with Grace, her positive spirit and, of course, her brownies, Monahan invited her to a unique commercial kitchen operation ( PREP ) where owners of small food businesses can do their cooking. The professional foodies and cooks did a taste test with Grace’s brownies. Grace was offered a membership to work in the kitchen, get licensed and get her brownies in grocery stores. It was seeing her brother earn money washing dogs that made Grace want to earn money too.

Grace’s mom says she is thrilled that a chance meeting in a grocery store aisle led to her daughter getting free use of a commercial kitchen and a chance to grow her dreams.

Grace said her secret to making delicious brownies is that they are made with love.

Bentley Grace Brownies PREP Membership

Order from this brownie baker extraordinaire today on Bentley Grace’s Website: www.BGandD.com

Original article on WSBTV by Carol Sbarge Click Here

PREP Cook-Create-Connect is a fully licensed unique shared kitchen concept which was established with one goal in mind – to help build and support small food businesses in Metro Atlanta, by providing state-of-the-art commercial shared kitchen space, resources, food procurement and guidance to a talented and creative class of entrepreneurs, including: specialty food producers, baker, caterers and mobile food service operators, along with the next generation of food artisans. PREP is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA.  For more information about PREP, please call (404) 920-4150 or visit  www.PREPatl.com    PREP on Facebook – PREP on Twitter – Take a Tour of PREP

 

2 Fat 2 Fly Stuffed Wing Food Truck Debut on Oprah!

2 fat 2 fly wing food truck atlanta

2 Fat 2 Fly Stuffed Wing Food Truck to debut on Oprah’s Network saturday February 28th @ 10 pm!

JR makes his debut on 2 Fat 2 Fly Stuffed Wing Truck

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Atlanta Georgia is considered the Food Truck Mecca and PREP was proud to host 2 Fat 2 Fly Stuffed Wing Food Truck, Owners Corey and Ramone as well as the crew from Paperny Entertainment during the filming over the last few months.

2 fat 2 fly food truck filming at PREP Atlanta

2 Fat 2 Fly brought their stuffed wing food truck from Columbia SC to PREP last fall and operated in Atlanta over the winter months.  You may have seen them at the Atlanta Food Truck Park, Sweetwater Festival or many other places where they were gathering crowds and serving up their special brand of Wings with Personality!  We can promise you that Corey and Ramone’s wing stuffing technique is shrouded in secrecy!

Be sure and check out PREP’s own Director of First Impressions, JR Santos at the 1:10 mark of the video talking to the guys about booking their truck at Ladies Night at the food truck park.  This was a fun experience for everyone at PREP, and the guys were great interacting with all of the other food truck owners here who are always willing to share their experience with others getting started in the business.

If you are looking to book a food truck or caterer in the Atlanta area for your special event be sure and check out PREP’s Street Food Bookie Robyn Ware (click here)

PREP Cook-Create-Connect is a fully licensed unique shared kitchen concept which was established with one goal in mind – to help build and support small food businesses in Metro Atlanta, by providing state-of-the-art commercial shared kitchen space, resources, food procurement and guidance to a talented and creative class of entrepreneurs, including: specialty food producers, baker, caterers and mobile food service operators, along with the next generation of food artisans. PREP is a privately held company based in Atlanta, GA.  For more information about PREP, please call (404) 920-4150 or visit  www.PREPatl.com    PREP on Facebook – PREP on Twitter