Que Gusto

Owners Carla Meneses (left) and husband Fernando Serrano at Que Gusto are among the successful graduates of the Kitchen 66 launch program. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file

Kitchen 66 has begun taking applications for its 2019 fall launch program.

Kitchen 66, a kickstart program of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, combines a four-month comprehensive food business training curriculum with practical experience and sales opportunities.

Curriculum topics range from profitability and pricing to marketing and branding.

Members of the program are able to utilize the Kitchen 66 Takeover Cafe and the Kitchen 66 General Store platforms at the Mother Road Market for sales and product/recipe testing.

Kitchen 66 decreases barriers for food entrepreneurs by offering affordable kitchen space and business training programs.

Notable past launch program graduates include Que Gusto, Bakeshop, Bodhi’s Bowl, Big Dipper Creamery, Baby D’s Bee Sting, MAMA, Medianoche and The Pop House.

Applications, due by Aug. 2, are available at kitchen66tulsa.com.

Weekly informational sessions about the program will be held at noon Wednesdays and Fridays in July with Program Director Robbie Wing at Mother Road Market, 1124 S. Lewis Ave. To book a spot at one of the sessions, go to kitchen66tulsa.com/launch.

“It’s always an exciting time for us when we open up applications because we know we’ll see Tulsa’s best and brightest food entrepreneurs come forward with their newest ideas,” Wing said in a news release.

“Whether it’s a food truck concept, restaurant concept or packaged product idea, we’ll be looking for the most innovative applications that combine imagination with successful products or concepts.”

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Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463