Welcome to freshLAB Batavia

Come taste the amazing flavors at FreshLAB!

Field to fork has been buzzing for years, it’s time for Batavia to set the table. Research suggests  Geneseans spend more than $20,000,000 outside Genesee County, NY to eat, drink and be entertained. Residents say they travel elsewhere to enjoy healthy food, seafood and ethnic flavors.   In order to tap this immense potential, local Restaurant Creativity Advocates conceptualized freshLAB restaurant incubator to encourage creativity, best practices and entrepreneurship for the food and beverage industry.

Open Now! Inside Eli Fish Brewing Co.


BOOT CAMP Program Orientation FREE, enroll later.

We’re excited to host our first freshLAB BOOT CAMP Program Orientation Monday evening, October 16th. All are welcome to attend but must pre-register so we are sure to have enough room! The night will feature representatives to assist in setting up a business to industry specialists identifying the top priority when opening a restaurant. You…

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Empanadas are a HIT!

  freshLAB Mentor, Matt Gray & Victor Figueroa, Foodie Challenge WINNER! Victor Figueroa WINS the FOODIE CHALLENGE! Victor prepared Puerto Rican-y Cheeseburger Empanada w Passion Fruit Chili Sauce – DELISH! He strolls home with both the People’s Choice and freshLAB Selection Committee prizes. Much appreciation to the People’s Choice abundant gift basket sponsors: Batavia Restaurant…

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