Hawai'i County Economic Opportunity Council (HCEOC) Honoka'a 'Ohana Kitchen


The Rural Development Project supported this project with funding for the purchase of a Rack Oven, Ice Machine, Freezer, and FillMaster Equipment. Many business entrepreneurs were producing food products without the opportunity for training to improve products while they were producing them. The incubator kitchen recognized the need for product development assistance and that businesses utilizing the incubator kitchen could increase productivity and product development with specialized equipment. The Rural Development Project also provided computer skills training through Hawai'i Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training at a local community center near the kitchen facility and tuition assistance for classes to enhance marketing and business skills.