Syracuse Community Test Kitchen
The Syracuse Community Test Kitchen (COMTEK) is a joint collaboration with Nelson Farms. COMTEK supports new and existing food entrepreneurs with training and guidance to commercialize home recipes. Participants receive training in the areas of commercialization, from the development process of formulating scratch recipes into full scale-up production formulas, marketing, sales, and distribution. Existing small business food entrepreneurs in need of taking their business to the next level of profitability are offered a variety of business training programs and culinary product improvement sessions.
Participants are trained in the areas of business planning, market research, recipe development, sensory analysis, and FDA requirements. Successful participants are referred to Nelson Farms for scale-up production of a potentially profitable product. Nelson Farms is Morrisville State College's small scale food processing center located in Nelson, N.Y. It serves small business owners and entrepreneurs in producing, packaging, and marketing products.
COMTEK is located in the South Side Innovation Center at 2610 S. Salina Street in Syracuse.
Lynne C. Foster
Product Development Coordinator