Start-Up

Two candidates will be offered $30,000 to open a micro-restaurant! Upon successful completion of tasting challenges and Boot Camp, two restaurateurs will be extended an invitation to open a new restaurant concept at freshLAB. A commitment to sourcing regional ingredients is paramount linking New York agriculture to the menu. The (nearly open) restaurant incubator on Main…

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Dumpster on Main

While inconvenient to some now, you’ll all be glad when it moves in a couple months! Construction is on-time for December opening of the much anticipated restaurant incubator on Main Street. Batavia Brewing Company will anchor the space inviting two more start-up restaurants to follow.  The 10,000 square foot foodhall will feature more than 150 varying seating options, a bocce court…

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BOOT CAMP – Program Orientation

Program Orientation featuring industry representatives, networking & learning!

Review program expectations, meet A-Team representatives and understand the entrepreneurial traits necessary to be successful.

FREE to attend but must pre-register by calling 585-345-6380. You may enroll in BOOT CAMP following the opening night.

Boot Camp

Turn your culinary craft into a micro-business! Series of restaurant ownership workshops taught by industry experts, to include two additional juried tastings. BOOT CAMP Program Orientation Monday evening at Batavia City Hall! Come hear what the course is about, then sign-up to join us! So you think you can cook, huh? We intentionally hosted a FOODIE CHALLENGE to stir…

Foodie Challenge

WINNER – Victor Figueroa takes home both top prizes with his Puerto Rican-y Cheeseburger Empanada served with Passion Fruit Chili Sauce – DELISH! Four other TOP Contestants will attend the freshLAB Boot Camp tuition FREE: Gina Bianco served Eggplant Busiolo Judy Hysek prepared Vegan Mushroom & Sage Stuffed Ravioli w Cashew Cream Sauce Rob Rudnicki…

Foodie Challenge Registration Now Open!

Recruiting spirited Foodies to compete in a tasting challenge Saturday, September 23, 2017. Proceeds will benefit Genesee Valley Educational Partnership Culinary Club! Receive Chef mentorship, access to a commercial kitchen and student porter assistance all to share your favorite sweet or savory sample! Top ranked competitors will be offered FREE tuition to experience a restaurant specific Boot Camp, a…