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In The News ~ Queens Times Ledger

In The News ~ Queens Times Ledger

Pair of Jamaica FEASTS graduates make their culinary dreams a reality
By Naeisha Rose


Tress Walker was a student at Central Library’s Jamaica FEASTS, a free entrepreneurial program for those in the culinary world.

Tavia Kowalchuk was a student at the Jamaica FEASTS, a culinary entrepreneurial program.

MumsKitchens NYC and Bliss Street Creamery are the brainchildren of Tress Walker and Tavia Kowalchuk, two entrepreneurs who wouldn’t let their lack of...


Food Entrepreneurs Get Incubators in NYC

Food Entrepreneurs Get Incubators in NYC

MumsKitchens NYC, which serves West Indian fresh baked goods. Her specialty is Nutty Brownie Bites (topped with Ferrero Rocher chocolate) and she sells her food at pop-up shops and markets throughout Queens.

Queens Food Day

Queens Food Day

Food Justice served up at Queens Food Day

... MumsKitchens NYC was honored to be a participant at the Queens Food day...

People in Astoria learned about what they can do to access healthy food closer to home.

Socrates Sculpture Park and the Queens Action Council teamed up for their second annual Queens Food Day Saturday.

Participants got to taste locally made Southeast Asian, Trinidadian and Bengali food.

They also learned about composting, urban farming and more.

"We need to make sure that our communities are being...


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The Foodworks Thursday, 4 - 06 - 2017

Instagram to Let Users Book With Businesses in Challenge to Yelp

New feature will give advertisers a direct way to measure the power of Facebook's photo-sharing app

Instagram, the photo-sharing application owned by Facebook Inc., will soon let people book appointments with businesses, part of an effort to expand the app's consumer uses.

People will be able to...


Queens Library Prepares a Feast for Local Food Entrepreneurs

Queens Library Prepares a Feast for Local Food Entrepreneurs

... Money is one of the biggest concerns for Walker, who has been attending the lecture series and will apply to be in the first FEASTS cohort. “I wanted to open my business ten years ago but life got in the way and I stopped,” she told me. A longtime resident of St. Albans, Queens, Walker hopes to open a bakeshop in nearby Jamaica. She’s already hard at work fine-tuning her menu, which includes nutty brownie bites and tamarind balls. Walker is especially looking forward to trying her recipes in the library’s commercial kitchen. “I make fresh, quality foods,” she said. “I want to contribute to the growth of my neighborhood.”

As attendees filed out of the lecture, they took samples of Walker’s nutty brownies and oatmeal cookies, as well as another participant’s banana tartlets and fig bread. The brownie bites disappeared too quickly for me to try them, but this eater believes that the cookies deserve a place in bakeries and grocery stores all over the city...