Propel Kitchens mission is to utilize nutrition, food industry training and education initiatives as tools to equip and enable St. Louis residents and communities to combat persistent economic and health inequities.
Propel Kitchens is a new nonprofit training, education and social enterprise developer focused on creating health and wealth with food. This venture is a community kitchen and collaborative platform for Black and Brown food producers and entrepreneurs. Our focus is multi-dimensional. We work to create health and wealth through food by:
· attacking food access and chronic disease disparities by producing and distributing high-quality, healthy food to individuals, communities and institutions--especially the Black and Brown families and individuals who live in food deserts and disproportionately suffer from chronic disease for which healthy food is medicine
· training and equipping Black and Brown people with not only the culinary skills needed by restaurants and caterers, but also the culinary and business skills necessary to succeed in careers in the broader foodservice industry and institutional foodservice companies, and
· supporting the growth and sustainability of Black and Brown food entrepreneurs, producers and growers with technical assistance, access to contracts and financing, as well as retail exposure.
We have already created a new social enterprise cooperative of Black and Brown food entrepreneurs and nonprofits to broaden exposure and opportunities for growth and sustainability.
A second social enterprise focused on producing and distributing plant-based packaged foods and meal kits formulated to address specific health issues is in development.
Look for announcements for training opportunities and product launches in the coming weeks and months.
6746 Page Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63133, United States