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The Culinary Studio: Metro Detroit's First Shared-Use Kitchen to Open in Southfield

SOUTHFIELD, MI--(Marketwire - 10/05/10) - Calling all bakers, caterers, personal chefs and aspiring food entrepreneurs -- The Culinary Studio will help local food-oriented businesses launch and grow without the burden of start-up costs. Fully equipped kitchens will be available at The Culinary Studio for hourly rental to food entrepreneurs and for special cooking events.Located in the Applegate Shopping Center on Northwestern Highway in Southfield, Michigan, The Culinary Studio will have two state-of-the-art commercial kitchens, with areas for preparing, packaging, catering and baking along with cooking classes. A partnership between two culinary entrepreneurs, Cassandra Morrison and Jo Coleman, The Culinary Studio will not only serve as the home base for their businesses but will also be available to assist others who have similar commercial kitchen needs."My entity, Healthy Eating Community, outgrew the home kitchens we were using," said Coleman. "We needed something on the scale of The Culinary Studio to accommodate our growth, but we didn't want the added cost. With the Studio opening, we can have the best of both worlds and share our passion for healthy eating with the Metro-Detroit area."Morrison had researched commissaries and incubators in Michigan for three years because she wanted to expand her meal services and offer catering. "I found that the closest shared-use kitchens were in Kalamazoo and Hart, Michigan. I felt we needed a workspace closer to the city that not only offered a shared-use kitchen but also cooking classes, demonstrations and special events for the foodies in the area."The Culinary Studio will host a launch event to debut the studio and is on schedule to open the end of October. To get additional information on becoming a client of The Culinary Studio, information using the shared-use kitchen, classes, and information on Healthy Eating Community or The Festive Chef; please call 248.353.2500, or email The Culinary Studio at info@myculinarystudio.com.