The upcoming Cook Tucson market and kitchen was featured in an article in the Arizona Daily Star.

Community kitchen plans space for Tucson food entrepreneurs

By Gabriela Rico Arizona Daily Star

Mar 10, 2017

As the demand for locally produced food grows in Tucson, entrepreneurs are stepping up to provide the kitchen tools.

Cook Tucson, a culinary incubator and commissary kitchen, is to open later this year in central Tucson.

Cook Tucson, to be located at 1702 N. Stone Ave., will be a place where caterers or food-truck owners can access commercial kitchen space and experiment with new food concepts, said founder and owner Corinne Tso.

The article highlights equipment and services that will be available…

The kitchen space will be available for rent hourly or monthly and will feature convection ovens, ranges, fryers, grills, walk-in refrigerator and freezers…

Along with the cooking space, the hub will have a studio kitchen for cooking classes, demonstrations and tastings. A small retail space in the front of the shop will feature items from the different restaurants for sale.

It features a future possible food artisan user of the kitchen

One future tenant is eager for the doors to open.

Sue Ann Hockman owns Snowbird Pasties, an online retailer of the meat and vegetable pastry pockets.

“I met Corinne at a farmer’s market last summer; we were both looking for the same thing,” she said. “I am excited to support her and I can’t wait to get started.”

And, a future possible food truck user of the kitchen.

New business owner Anthony Ooka is getting ready to roll his food truck, Hungry Kepuha, next month, featuring Guam cuisine.

He learned about Cook Kitchen through the Small Business Development Center, where he was getting advice on starting his business.

“I look forward to being a part of something from the beginning,” Ooka said. “I think getting in early to help support a new business is exciting.”

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