Let Freedom Ring! Enjoy a Juneteenth Shoebox Lunch from the Cook’s Nook

On Saturday, June 15th, the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center presents “Let Freedom Ring!” a Juneteenth celebration. This FREE event features crafts, carnival games, human hamster ball races, bungee/ joust jumper and a mobile arcade. A Juneteenth Marketplace includes Melanated Marketplace with local vendors, character reenactments of the "Texas Slave Narratives", and [...]

2019-06-04T20:28:04-05:00June 4th, 2019|Announcements|

Joi Chevalier and Friends Participate in the Taste of Black Austin

On Thursday, June 20th, the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce presents the Black Taste of Austin. This year’s event showcases Victor H. Green's "Negro Motorist Green-Book”. The book served as a guide for African Americans traveling through the segregated South. The book included homes, churches, Black-owned establishments. Taking place at the Peached Social House [...]

2019-06-06T18:03:49-05:00June 4th, 2019|Announcements, Member Events|

Joi Chevalier Presents at the James Beard House

Any foodie worth her salt has heard of the esteemed James Beard Awards. The mission of the foundation is to “celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.” The organization does more than give out awards, it fosters a community of culinary excellence through [...]

2019-06-06T18:10:57-05:00May 6th, 2019|Announcements|

Entrepreneur-In-Residence: Jen Rodriguez and 8 by 3 Small Plates

Chef Jennifer ‘JRodi’ Rodriguez is the entrepreneur-owner and executive chef of 3 Small Plates Catering in Austin, Texas. Join us for 8 by 3 Small Plates, Dec 14th 2 years in business and working with the Greater Austin Area Black Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Black Austin, Six Square Cultural District, and other celebrated Austin food [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:52-05:00November 29th, 2018|Announcements, Cook's Nook Events, Member Events|

Commercializing Your Food Product Or Service During Innovation Week ATX

We're in the midst of Innovation Week in Austin, TX, coming together to help celebrate entrepreneurship! With a host of interactive workshops, engaging panels and thought-provoking discussions designed to help you build your business, there's much to see and do until Friday evening, September 22nd. Dwight Flinkerbusch of The Cook's Nook will be hosting a [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:56-05:00September 19th, 2017|Announcements, Member Events|

The Cook’s Nook in the Austin American Statesman

We couldn't be more proud of The Cook's Nook making headlines on the front page of the Austin American-Statesman! Cited from Addie Broyles of the Statesman as the city's first food incubator, Joi Chevalier's passion for business in the food industry and eagerness to provide entrepreneurial support was a niche that few had filled. A steady [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:58-05:00May 17th, 2017|Announcements, Cook's Nook Events, News|

Jordy’s Plantain Chips: Winner of Craig Nemec Elevator Challenge Awards

Designed to mimic the real world process of raising venture capital, The Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) offer valuable feedback to University of Texas graduate students about their new business ideas, many of who go on to launch their own business in the future. This year's sixth annual E. Craig Nemec Elevator Challenge awards [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:58-05:00May 9th, 2017|Announcements, News|

The Cook’s Nook is Now Open!

We can officially announce - The Cook's Nook is open! We’re so happy to have reached this significant milestone and to bring this new, purpose-built facility to food entrepreneurs and share with you what we've been working so diligently to come to fruition. Our building was blessed by Deacon Mike Aronson of St. Helena's Catholic [...]

2019-01-07T23:50:59-05:00April 30th, 2017|Announcements, Cook's Nook Events, News|

Opening Announcement Coming Soon!

So excited to say we're nearing on all our inspections for The Cook's Nook reaching completion and are on our way to a grand opening! After some humps and hurdles with city processes that slowed us down, we had the Small Business Development Office on our side to aid us in the last phase. Starting [...]

2019-01-07T23:51:00-05:00April 5th, 2017|Announcements, Member Events, News|

Invitation to Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition

Get ready to revitalize your entrepreneurial spirit in May! Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition (TVLIC) aims to help raise venture capital in a real-world setting, helping University of Texas graduate students gain unique, valuable knowledge and feedback from local entrepreneurs and investors for a chance to win $25,000 in cash and prizes. In the past [...]

2019-01-07T23:51:02-05:00March 29th, 2017|Announcements, News|