What we're about

Culinary Conversations, a new MeetUp group serving West Michigan’s food industry professionals (growers, producers, restauranteurs, and others), is designed to strengthen the conversation of the region’s food creator system. Launching in January 2019, Culinary Conversations will offer regularly scheduled MeetUp gatherings that include networking, educational opportunities, and speaker events. The Culinary Conversations MeetUp group is a partnership between the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Education Foundation, GROW, MSU Extension, and Start Garden.

Upcoming events (1)

Culinary Conversations: New Year, New Business ESO Happy Hour

Grand Rapids Downtown Market

HAVE AN IDEA FOR A FOOD BUSINESS? NOT SURE HOW TO GET STARTED OR WHERE TO LOOK TO FOR HELP?

Join us in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Greenhouse on January 11, 2023 for an entrepreneur networking happy hour.

You'll get the opportunity to meet some of the amazing entrepreneurial support resources that West Michigan has to offer. Organizations such as Start Garden, GROW, MSU-Product Center, Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen, SpringGR, Lions+Rabbits, and many more. You'll also be able to network with some of West Michigan's up-and-coming food entrepreneurs, food industry veterans, lenders, business plan coaches, entrepreneurial mentors, and more!

By registering for Culinary Conversations events, you permit the use of your image (including, but not limited to photographs, audio recordings, or videos), without charge and without reservation—all or a portion of your story, likeness, and voice in future Downtown Market promotion.
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The Culinary Conversations MeetUp group is a partnership between the Grand Rapids Downtown Market Education Foundation, GROW, MSU Extension, and Start Garden.

Past events (16)

Conversaciones Culinarias: Celebrando a Latinos en la Industria de Alimentos

Lions and Rabbits Center for the Arts

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