Essay Contest – Atlanta’s Next Culinary Adventurer – Win a PREP Membership

Membership Essay Contes

Specialty Food Producer  Essay Contest
Atlanta’s Next Culinary Adventurer

PREP Essay Contest

Win a culinary entrepreneur package worth  $9000.00

PREP Cook Create Connect—Atlanta’s food business accelerator and unique shared kitchen facility—invites all of our soon-to-be-famous creative foodie folks to join our essay contest and share their stories! You are the ones who bring that delicious dish or item to gatherings, potlucks, and parties, and keep hearing from friends that you need to start a business and sell it.

You have dreams of being culinary entrepreneurs but find that there is very little support and information on how to get started. This is your chance to start your company! The only rule? Your food product should be an idea that can be permitted under the Georgia Department of Agriculture and contain less than 3% meat!

The writer of the winning essay, hosted by prep, will receive the following:

PREP Cook Create Connect Department of Agriculture Membership $5,050.00
(including guidance with regulations and permitting)
• PREP assistance with Social Media & Search engine marketing & SEO $250.00
• Business development session with PREP Director of Operations – $275.00
• Prager Law – Consultation on branding/trademark search – $1000.00
• ACityDiscount Credit for small wares and utensils – $500.00
• Barcode Warehouse label design/printing – $500.00
• Georgia Restaurant Association – 1 year membership – $350.00
• Bennett Graphics packaging design/printing – $200.00
• Gordon Food Service Credit for food products – $200.00
• Session working with Gordon Foods Chef to develop and perfect the recipe
• Blue Hominy Public Relations 1 hour consultation $150.00
• Georgia Grown 1 year Membership $150.00
• Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs to be used for AG Permitting – $150.00
• Eagle Training Resources ServSafe training class $150.00
• Session with a SCORE business Mentor

Essay Contest win a PREP membership

To find out more about the essay contest, go to www.PREPatl.com/essay

 

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 – Essay Contest

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

PREP Members Success 2016!

PREP Celebrates Members success going into their
second year of operations, graduating to their own locations,
and we welcome all of our new Members!

 

PREP is where you can bring your culinary dreams to life!

PREP Cook | Create | Connect ® opened in May 2014 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. Specialty food producers and mobile food service operators, along with the next generation of food artisans, have all of their needs met in one place.PREP is the only shared kitchen facility in the U.S. that is under the authority of the USDA, FDA, Georgia Department of Agriculture, State Health Department and Dekalb County Health Department.Call 404-920-4150 for more information!

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We're Teas on the Loose, and we want to turn casual tea drinkers into life-long tea enthusiasts. Every month we send you two new teas to expand your palate; world famous blends, adventurous exotics, and classic flavors all shipped straight to you. heylene Our cold brew coffee is produced in small batches in Atlanta, GA, using only top quality single-origin coffee beans.
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Feed Your Belly. Nourish Your Soul. Gourmet Soups! kreate concepts Buckhead Berries is not just a chocolate strawberry…It is a delicacy wrapped in luxurious chocolate, a light sweet crunch, combined with a blend of International nuts that exuberates the tastebuds.
Emerald City Bagels, NEW YORK Long Island boiled bagels - Authentic! Share delicious, baked-from-scratch cookie sandwiches with your family, coworkers and friends– without all the hassle. Let Jimella’s do the work for you. tempted
Snookacakes high roller sushi O' How Sweet! was created with the idea of providing superior wedding cakes at a price that's affordable.
 Mommy and Me Sweet Treats is an all natural bakery that specializes in unique and traditional treats. Mommy and Me Sweet Treats started out as a family past time but soon developed into something much more. sief JociCakes offers a diverse range of cakes for all occasions including your standard events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, reunions and family gatherings
farm & fowls We use traditional methods to produce exceptional savory breads, cakes, pies, pan loafs, and cookies. veggiecrust
fig @ co Tracye’s Chicken Salad is a surefire family favorite, for any lunch, BBQ, picnic, and family party. But the effort that goes into making chicken salad can be very daunting. That’s why you’ll want to keep your kitchen shelves stocked with Tracye’s Chicken Salad Dressing. Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt. All our salts are unrefined and have no unhealthy additives.
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The PREP facility consists of:

  • A fully certified, 10-station, shared-use, commercial kitchen for specialty food producers
  • Four dedicated kitchens for USDA meat producers and gluten free product production, and members who require privacy
  • 36 fully certified, dedicated, base of operations for food truck operators
  • A full service onsite wholesale food and supply procurement operation which saves members time and money
  • Studio Production Kitchen
  • Business Center/Conference Room

 

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

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

Facebook Buzz – Come and see whats happening!

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See what the buzz is all about.

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PREP’S PRIDE AND JOY:

PREP2 construction still going strong. This is the part that that the longest! #baseofoperations #prepatl #prep #food

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Timeline Photos

Please enjoy this Memorial Day with your friends and family PREP Offices will be closed Friday May 26th through Monday May 29th so we can enjoy time with our loved ones. We will be back on Tuesday May 27th!

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Instagram Photos

Browniesssss yummy @kimkakelady

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Kim spent all day making brownies to her client. Getter done honey #brownies #foodieatl #dessert @kimkakelady

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Italy is giving away over 100 castles for free – there’s only one catch

In Italy! Who wants to go with us to see if we can get a castle for a Shared Kitchen? And what kind of business would you do?

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Photos from PREP Atlanta's post

The Bricks Food Truck Festival Night was a HUGE Success! Thanks for the input from PREP Atlanta trucks who advised me on how to work with The Bricks Perimeter Center to get people out! ANGELFIRE7 BBQ, TastyBus & Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. This event might now be Monthly! Way to go Montrella Rhodes…

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150lbs or pork going on right now. Go Sifted #siftedco #foodie #mealprepatl #prepatl #sharedkitchen #ilovepork @siftedco

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Truck & Tap

Truck & Tap Woodstock on Atlanta Eats! Espetada FOOD TRUCK, Dominic’s NY Pizza ANGELFIRE7 BBQ Way to go Zach, Cliff & Mitch!

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Timeline Photos

Congratulations Carmela Sorrosa! Winner of the full Auto Detail by The Whites Group, LLC! Bo does wash and full detail on Food Trucks as well as other autos! Call Bo Today! 678-748-9282

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Espetada FOOD TRUCK

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Instagram Photos

For this week’s “Thrive Thursday,” Gordon Food Service and Prep Atlanta present a “Philly-steak frenzy”– we’re cooking up Philly hoagies, sliders, and pizzas just in time for your sizzling summer menu! #food #gordonsfoodservice #prepatl

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Atlanta Eats

Proud of our partners at Truck & Tap Woodstock,, and our Food Truck Family!

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Tracy Gribbon “For my fellow entrepreneurs- this journey is REAL. “@georgiasourdoughco @prepatl #sourdough #sourdoughcrackers #prepatl #sharedkitchenatlanta #foodie #food #womenempowerment Georgia Sourdough CO WomenEntrepreneurs of the World

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The Loaded Taco

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One of the things I love about @prepatl is all the food that I have to choose from to eat during the day #foodie #sharedkitchenatlanta

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Menu testing at PREP today

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Manchego , roasted red pepper chorizo YUMMY YUMMY

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Gordon Food Service in the lab with Anything Vegan–exciting new product development underway!

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Timeline Photos

Win a Free Auto Detailing or Food Truck Exterior Wash for PREP Members! PREP Atlanta in conjunction with The Whites Group, LLC. Entry forms are in the front lobby. Thanks Bo White!

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Another busy day at PREP. #foodie #foodart #sharedkitchen #prepatl #cateringatlanta

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Sifted

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Mighty Bucha

Mighty Bucha!!!

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@highrollersushi filleting Salmon for their first tasting with @gordonfoodservice #foodie #sushi #fish #prepatl

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Sifted is getting it done today to get ready for tomorrow. BBQ Jack Fruit.. @prepatl @siftedco #vegeterian #siftedco #foodieatl

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PREP Cook-Create-Connect is a fully licensed unique shared kitchen concept. Eestablished with one goal in mind – to help build and support small food businesses in Metro Atlanta. We provide state-of-the-art commercial shared kitchen space, resources, food procurement and guidance to a talented and creative class of entrepreneurs. These include: 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

Specialty Food Producer Spotlight Georgia Sourdough Crackers

Handmade Georgia Sourdough Crackers

Tracy Gribbon Specialty Food Producer @ PREP

Georgia Sourdough Crackers Specialty Food Producer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Journey into becoming a Specialty Food Producer at PREP..

“I started cultivating a sourdough starter about 3 years ago, just for fun and experimental baking.

Little did I know that this living ecosystem on my counter-top would change the course of my whole life!

The more I baked and shared- the more I learned and discovered about the legacy and tradition of the sourdough baking method. And the more I baked, shared and learned- the more excited I became about the possibilities.

Most of the snack foods in our groceries are wheat based and use a commercialized instant yeast. The yeast in a sourdough starter has a big and specific job to do that is being shortcut by the use of commercial yeast. The result of today’s mass commercial method is that lots of people suffer from gluten intolerances.

With a return to a true sourdough method, however,  we can create products that people’s bodies happily digest. The yeast and lactobacilli in the starter eat the sugars to loosen the gluten strands and expel carbon dioxide to create rise. And another by-product is that delicious sourdough tang that helps give our products an extra depth of flavor. To make a healthy product for people- that’s delicious to boot- well that is just the greatest thing I could ever imagine being a part of. And I’m proud to bring this about in the great state of Georgia where we have so much developing interest in local agriculture and the health of our loved ones.”

Georgia Sourdough Crackers Georgia Sourdough Crackers Specialty Food Producer Tracy Gribbon

 

 

 

 

 

Tracy’s Review of PREP

“When I first signed to become a Specialty Food Producer with PREP I did so because of the location, cleanliness & friendliness of staff. I knew the owners were on premise and that made me feel nice to be part of a non-corporate situation. What I have experienced in the 5 months of my membership has continuously blown me away. Every single staff member is a genuine, wonderful, hardworking human being. Any time I have asked for help they have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They have graciously helped me with scheduling, logo & label design, business plan development, staffing, product development, investment resources…the list goes on and on! Starting a business by yourself can be a challenging and lonesome road- but the PREP folks have been there every step of the way with their amazing expertise, experience and connections. I feel so lucky to be able to have space here. Thank you PREP Stars!!!”

 Georgia Sourdough Co Website  – Georgia Sourdough Crackers on Facebook

 

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

Meet the Members at PREP Atlanta

PREP on Facebook!

Meet the members

PREP Atlanta’s Members include a wide variety of food entrepreneurs. Take a look at the companies and the wonderful food produced at PREP!

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

Harvest Soul fresh chewable juice Specialty Food Juice Producer verdant Home of SOL DEL RIO Salsa A traditional New Mexico Salsa Featuring New Mexico Green Chiles
We're Teas on the Loose, and we want to turn casual tea drinkers into life-long tea enthusiasts. Every month we send you two new teas to expand your palate; world famous blends, adventurous exotics, and classic flavors all shipped straight to you. This product is the ultimate comfort food. Every pan is made lovingly by hand, in small batches with all natural, high-quality ingredients Our cold brew coffee is produced in small batches in Atlanta, GA, using only top quality single-origin coffee beans.
to eat how nature intended… clean, all-natural foods that are as close to their original state as possible. dinnerlab1 Buckhead Berries is not just a chocolate strawberry…It is a delicacy wrapped in luxurious chocolate, a light sweet crunch, combined with a blend of International nuts that exuberates the tastebuds.
Feed Your Belly. Nourish Your Soul. Gourmet Soups! That Pie Place Paulsalsa.com. We make small batch salsas in a variety of flavors Atlanta Local
Emerald City Bagels, NEW YORK Long Island boiled bagels - Authentic! Share delicious, baked-from-scratch cookie sandwiches with your family, coworkers and friends– without all the hassle. Let Jimella’s do the work for you. Keena's Kake Designs was born from a love of making delicious, custom baked goods for my family and friends at an affordable price.
Snookacakes Mama's Milkies Lactation Bakery Cookies O' How Sweet! was created with the idea of providing superior wedding cakes at a price that's affordable.
Our crispy Hash Brown Potato and Cheese Brekkie Bites use all natural meats, the finest cheeses and garden fresh, farmer's market vegetables in all our Brekkie Bite recipes. She founded BG & D’s Brownie’s with a plan to deliver her Brownies to Atlanta families of the Buckhead Community. Now, through strategic partnerships with Brekkie Bites and PREP Atlanta, JociCakes offers a diverse range of cakes for all occasions including your standard events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, reunions and family gatherings
 Mommy and Me Sweet Treats is an all natural bakery that specializes in unique and traditional treats. Mommy and Me Sweet Treats started out as a family past time but soon developed into something much more. Nataly Cooks!!! offers gourmet homemade food using local ingredients, no artificial preservatives and everything made from scratch.   veggiecrust
Just Chicken Salad is a mouthwatering blend of natural ingredients hand made with a lotta love. Tracye’s Chicken Salad is a surefire family favorite, for any lunch, BBQ, picnic, and family party. But the effort that goes into making chicken salad can be very daunting. That’s why you’ll want to keep your kitchen shelves stocked with Tracye’s Chicken Salad Dressing. Hamptons Salt Company is the preeminent provider of all natural sea salt. All our salts are unrefined and have no unhealthy additives.
Rolling Thunder We use traditional methods to produce exceptional savory breads, cakes, pies, pan loafs, and cookies. Wedding Planning Catering Events Gloriosa Design Atlanta
S3 Catering Authentic Indian Catering Events Planning Atlanta Georgia
Jazztowne Catering Events Atlanta Stone Mountain Refuge Coffee
Rapid Gourmet Noble pops Product development Market Testing and Production at PREP Atlanta
Pop Dog Atlanta
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 2sister Recovery-pops ELC Fitness
 Dareing Eevents Catering sno-good horsnby cake
 Sweet Jeanius field dog chris cooks
 E&L Cuisine king kabob cakegal
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 cantina comics cafe   twizted Sisters new bean co.
  2 fat 2 fly website   Love On Your Lips bunny bites
flex-fueel   sugar spun fun real meal delivery
farm & fowls   tepache chef q's soul shack
Natural Potential mrdfoods spalla
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YardCue Mixte Cuisine fig @ co
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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