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Sep 20, 2019

Calling All Queens Foodies: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Queens FEASTS

Are you the definition of a Queens foodie? Do you live and breathe local, cultural cuisine? Are you slaving away in your tiny apartment kitchen, making special treats and trying (…)

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Are you the definition of a Queens foodie? Do you live and breathe local, cultural cuisine? Are you slaving away in your tiny apartment kitchen, making special treats and trying to break into local food fairs? Then this FREE library business training program might be PERFECT for you!

Application deadlines are looming for Queens FEASTS (Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Space), the Queens Library Program that is “ideal for those who are passionate about culinary arts, have experience in the industry, and are ready to take it to the next level by starting their own business.”

The program began two years ago, and since then has helped over 100 aspiring entrepreneurs start their businesses and be successful in a highly competitive industry. It lasts 12 weeks, and is aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs launch their food-focused small businesses while being aware of the unique challenges in this day and age. This includes: interactive workshops and training, industry expert speakers, and one-on-one individual assistance from counselors.

You can apply here, and keep track of these important deadlines (the most pressing one being the LIC location):

  • Fall 2019: Long Island City (37-44 21 Street, Long Island City) – Application Deadline 9/26
  • Winter 2019: Flushing (41-17 Main Street, Flushing) – Application Deadline TBD
  • Spring 2020: Central (89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica) – Application Deadline TBD
  • Spring 2020: Queens Library for Teens (2002 Cornaga Ave, Far Rockaway) – Application Deadline TBD

Queens FEASTS was formerly Jamaica FEASTS, but has now expanded across the borough! Looks like an amazing opportunity to get some real hands-on business education at no cost.

Graduates have participated in prestigious culinary events such as the Vendy Awards, Good Food Awards, and NYC Wine & Food Festival hosted by the Food Network and Cooking Channel. Graduates have also vended at Taste of Queens, Queens Night Market, Bronx Night Market, LIC Flea, and more.

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