A catered event
Image by Lara Parrilla Kaltman

A catered event


Food Entrepreneurship Application Deadline

  • Friday, September 29, 2017, 4:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you love to cook? Would you like to start or grow your own catering or food vending business?

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is pleased to announce this free program for new and emerging caterers and food vendors. We are seeking people with low-to-moderate income who want to run their own business. If that is you, then this program can provide support in terms of money for your permits, licenses and equipment, free use of our licensed kitchen, access to training, hands-on support from our staff, help with marketing and logistics, and education around business ownership. We will also arrange catering gigs for you in Tompkins County (including Cornell). These gigs will help you build your reputation and business as part of our Food Entrepreneurship Program, an educational program designed to advance just economic development and social well-being in the local area.

The application is due on 9/29/17. Please email Chris Kai-Jones (chj7@cornell.edu) or Lara Parrilla Kaltman (ljp9@cornell.edu) with questions.  We also are happy to meet with you before you apply to talk about your plans. We want to help you write the strongest application you can.


Christopher Kai-Jones
Student & Community Coordinator
(607) 272-2292


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555