Local food entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business can take advantage of the NMEP Food Entrepreneur Program. NMEP food entrepreneurs are provided access to rent commercial kitchens at an affordable cost, market opportunities, resources and technical assistance for continuous improvement from our team of culinary experts and entrepreneurship management.
Commercial Kitchen Rental
Both the Shared-Use and Production & Training Kitchens are available to rent by the hour for prep, production and storage.
Wells Fargo Entrepreneurship Invitational
Food-focused entrepreneurs are provided access to tools and mentorship by NMEP and the Wells Fargo Green Team to develop business plans in preparation for a pitch competition with successive rounds to compete to earn seed money for their business.
Technical Assistance & Market Opportunities
Training and business development support that includes community building, skills development, and collaboration.
Entrepreneur Speaker Series
NMEP is hosting a food entrepreneur speaker series featuring guest speakers from the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, the Douglas County Health Department, the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation, local businesses, Greater Omaha Chamber and more.
Sponsored Farmers Market Booths
Food Entrepreneurs will have access to a sponsored booth at the Downtown Farmers Market for the 2019 market season, courtesy of Wells Fargo. They will also have access to the Florence Mill Farmers Market, Gifford Park Neighborhood Farmers Market, and the Highlander Farmers Market supported by NMEP.