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Open House at Stock Pot
2/27/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Stock Pot aka "Polka Dot Kitchen!"
342 Pearl St
Starting Tuesday, November 29th
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Each Tuesday from 11am to 12:00pm, we hold a standing open house for people interested in applying to join our Culinary Incubator, which comes with a rental contract to use our licensed commercial kitchen and access to continual in-house consulting services related to business development, accounting and bookkeeping, permitting and regulatory support, and marketing and brand identity.
We start with a quick overview of our services and application processes, followed by a tour of the facility, and then an optional Q&A with our operations staff. Interested applicans are strongly encouraged to stay for the Q&A. Preferential consideration will be given to those who bring application materials with them to Open House, including:
- A one-page BUSINESS PLAN
- A one-page OPERATION OVERVIEW (process flow for food, delivery process, etc)
Please bring a hat to wear and any application materials you wish to prepare. Those who come with application materials are always given the highest consideration.
Entrepreneurs at all stages are welcome, especially if you (a) are passionate and (b) arrive on time! ;)
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We are a 10-minute walk from the Malden Center T Stop (Orange Line). For cars, we ask that you park on the street on Pearl Street, though NOT directly in front of the building (we enforce commercial loading zone procedures at all times). It is rare to have to park more than 2 blocks down from our building. Please make sure not to block our neighbors' driveways.
What should I bring to the event?
A hat or other hair covering/restraint, as required by the food code; please ensure that long or loose hair is fastened or able to be tucked into a hairnet.. As much information about your process and business plan (or ideas about what it might be, even if you don't have it yet).
What can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring young children or other vulnerable persons who may be at particular risk of injury. Every visitor is responsible for following instructions, using common sense, and maintaining the safety of themselves and the people around them.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Our staff is reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 781-605-1426.
Can I bring my business partner/spouse/best friend?
Sure, but please include them in the RSVP to guarantee their space, and please limit your party to 2 people. We have to cap the size of touring groups for your safety and that of our users, but we don't want to have to turn anyone away -- please leave room for everyone!
2/27/2018 7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Join Malden Reads for a Community Dinner at Ristorante Serena
Ristorante Serena will be the first host of the Community Dinner series for the 2018 Malden Reads program on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dine family style with other Malden Reads enthusiasts at one of Malden’s fine dining establishments. Meet new friends, enjoy delicious food, and engage in meaningful conversation. . “Table Talk” cards will be provided to help prompt dialogue on subjects related to this year's book selection. You do not need to have read the book to attend.Ristorante Serena, named for the owner chef’s eldest daughter, opened its doors in 2006 and is located at 18 Lebanon St. in Maplewood Square in Malden. Chef Giovanni Longo migrated to the United States from Calabria, Italy with a sincere dedication to the art of Italian cooking, bringing with him his culinary experience from Italy. Giovanni and his staff prepare a variety of classic Italian specialties, some including his mother’s own recipes; other dishes are truly a creative expression of today’s unlimited culinary ingredients.
The meal will begin with a first course of bruschetta and a salad. The main course will consist of 3 dishes: ziti with tomato sauce and basil, eggplant parmesan, and chicken piccata with lemon and capers. They will be served to the entire table on large platters, allowing guests to sample all three dishes. These choices provide something for vegetarians as well as those refraining from gluten. Alcohol and other beverages will be available for additional purchase, as will any of the wonderful, homemade desserts.
Each patron or small group will be billed separately. The cost for the meal will be $20, not including tax, tip and beverages. Seating is limited so reservations must be made in advance by the end of the day on Friday, February 23. Call 781-324-3170 and leave your name and contact info. Be sure to specify that you are with the Malden Reads dinner. If your plans change, please cancel in advance so that another patron can take the spot. Parking is available in the lot behind Citizens Bank; the entrance to the lot is on Lebanon Street. Hope to see you there!
Other "stops" on the Community Dining Tour:
Wednesday, March 21, 7 pm, 114 Ferry St.
Mogogo Ethiopian Restaurant
Tuesday, April 10, 7 pm, 1 Highland Ave.
The Malden Reads Committee
Malden Reads: One City, One Book
State of the City Breakfast
2/27/2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Mayor's State of the City Breakfast
105 Canal St