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

Turn your culinary craft into a micro-business! Series of restaurant ownership workshops taught by industry experts, to include two additional juried tastings. So you think you can cook, huh? We intentionally hosted a FOODIE CHALLENGE to stir food creativity. We heard from hundreds of local residents who want healthy food, seafood options and ethnic flavors added to the local…

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Foodie Challenge

Be the first to taste the flavors of freshLAB restaurant incubator candidates. We’ve got flavors! Spirited Foodies have entered vegan options, meat dishes and ethnic flavors for the first Foodie Challenge slated TOMORROW, Saturday evening. Come try a taste! Peoples Choice tasting tickets now on sale for the open house-style event 5-7:00pm where guests will…

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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…

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