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UAE's first culinary incubator to help aspiring chefs

Kitchen Nation, a fully equipped culinary incubator, has opened its doors in Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai.

The incubator is launched to help start-up founders and small business owners to connect, develop ideas, and seize opportunities in the local F&B sector, in addition to offering a number of services, such as facilities, sales, events, consulting and marketing.

Rami Salous, founder and CEO of Kitchen Nation, struggled with getting permits to start a food truck business. Finding a small space around Dubai was almost impossible, and renting a big space did not make sense for a start-up food entrepreneur, Salous said in a statement.

“I purchased a food truck from the US and brought it to Dubai when food trucks had just started to emerge in the region, however, getting all the paperwork sorted was time-consuming and costly,” he added.

Kitchen Nation is committed to bringing bootstrap entrepreneurs together under the same roof and giving them a helping hand to take the first courageous step. “This kitchen is not a charity, but an empowering community transformation,” said Salous.

The concept of a kitchen incubator has been enormously successful around the world in cities such as New York and London.

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