CO.STARTERS- Kitchen Edition

More about the CO.STARTERS Kitchen Edition

This 12-week class will only be offered in the fall. It will use the 9-week CO.STARTERS curriculum + 3 additional classes specifically geared for food entrepreneurs.

  • Dates: September 10th-November 26th
  • Time: Mondays from 6-9 P.M.
  • Facilitator: Leah Joos
  • Location: Classes will be held at Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm Street
  • Course fee: $350. Due to limited class size, partners may only attend if room is available.
  • $75 Deposit required to reserve your seat


More about our Facilitator

Leah Joos is the former co-owner & operator of Kitchen 452, a restaurant focused on fresh, flavorful food from scratch. Leah is a 2012 Artworks graduate of Springboard Cincinnati, and facilitated the first Findlay Kitchen/CO.STARTERS collaboration in 2016. Leah is a lifelong Cincinnatian with a background in education and a passion for making and eating delicious food. These interests combined have led to a love of working with and supporting fellow food entrepreneurs. Leah is a firm believer that personal connection is at the heart of a successful business.

leah joos

Photo credit: Leah Zipperstein

More about Findlay Kitchen

ArtWorks CO.STARTERS: Kitchen Edition is a partnership between ArtWorks CO.STARTERS and the Findlay Kitchen. This 12-week program is specifically geared toward entrepreneurs in food-based industries. Turn your passion into a business, and business ideas into action.  Over the course of the 12-weeks, the course will be facilitated by an industry professional along with weekly specialist who will speak to:  the real costs of starting your own small-business, understanding your target audience, and the legal issues to understand about culinary enterprise, among others.


Application Guidelines

CO.STARTERS is for both aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners looking to launch a new product or service. Our only perquisites? 

  • A business idea you’re ready to share and work on;
  • Willingness to collaborate, shape, and fine-tune your business in a supportive environment

If you’re creative and community-minded, and you’re serious about turning your passion into a sustainable small business, we’d love to hear from you.



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