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Have you always dreamed of taking your food products to market?

Join our first food maker incubator programme in Barking and Dagenham. 

Building on the interest and enthusiasm of residents who participated in our April 24th Food Day, we are creating a free programme to help residents join together to take their products to market through a collective brand. 

The idea is that by working together, as a collective, we can help reduce the risks faced by individual food businesses. The programme will feature both peer and expert mentorship that includes time with each resident to refine their existing recipes and/or new concepts, offering expert advice and feedback on taste, packaging, marketing, ingredients sourcing, and overall concept. 

We will also provide a full day in the development kitchen testing and refining products as a group. At the end of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to test the trade in advance of the holiday markets. 

Please Sign Up to our Open Info Session

Pantry Open Info

Friday 6 July

12.00 - 1.30pm

55 Ripple Road,

IG11 7NT.

Pantry Open Info

Wednesday 18 July

6.00 - 7.30pm

116 Church Elm Lane,

RM10 9RL

If you're interested in joining the borough's first food cooperative, please sign up to attend an information session to learn more about the programme. 

The Open Info session will answer questions including: What is a cooperative?
How will it effect my interlectual property?
How will we share pro ts?
What are the test trading opportunities and where will they be? If I have an existing brand name, can I keep it?
Can we change name of collective brand?
How can we get help with the legal, and health and safety aspects? How much time do I need to dedicate to the programme?
And more!