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ShareKitchen Offers Unique Dining Experience

By | May 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm | No comments

Open to the public for Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week 2013, ShareKitchen’s Pop-Up Restaurant is coming alive with the Coachella Valley’s very best trend setting local culinary entrepreneurs who are growing their small food businesses through ShareKitchen’s...

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By | May 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm | No comments

The Harvard Business Review recently published research on business start-ups. Harvard University’s Shikhar Ghosh proved that 75% of all new businesses fail. While there were numerous reasons for failure, a key factor was the lack of a viable business plan. While traditional...

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By | April 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm | No comments

Summertime in the desert means sunshine and swimming pools. Prepare yourself for celebrations in the sun by indulging in summer fruits like watermelon, tomatoes – which are technically fruit because they are ‘the fruit of the plant’, pink grapefruit and pomegranates. These...

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By | April 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm | No comments

With many of us enjoying the outdoor music festivals over the next few weekends, here are a few survival tips:   1) Plenty of sunblock. Is SPF 30 twice as strong as SPF 15? No. SPF 15 blocks out 93% of the harmful rays while SPF 30 blocks out 97%. That said, if you...

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By | April 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm | No comments

On March 3, 1913, 5,000 women marched on the White House.  Why?  They were demanding equality and the right to vote.  This was the first civil rights parade using the nation’s capital as a backdrop.  One hundred years later, we honor the suffragist movement with Women’s...

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WHEN STARTING A NEW BUSINESS

By | March 26, 2013 at 9:16 pm | No comments

When starting a new business, there are some basic things you must do before starting the actual business. Both the Small Business Administration and ShareKitchen believe that a written business plan should be your first priority. The business plan is your roadmap and includes...

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By | March 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm | No comments

Remember the old adage that ‘you are what you eat?’  As highlighted in Prevention Magazine, there are certain Superfoods that can help you to have a strong immune system, stay slim and avoid a litany of health problems including heart disease, cancers and diabetes. Eggs:...

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By | March 13, 2013 at 2:53 pm | No comments

Vani Hari and Lisa Leake, two mothers of young children from North Carolina, have started a petition against Kraft and their Macaroni & Cheese. The reason? The use of the potentially harmful synthetic food colorings Yellow #5 and Yellow #6 - two food colorings containing the...

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By | March 6, 2013 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Is Organic Milk with DHA Omega-3 actually organic and good for you? An organic industry watchdog group says ‘no’. Mark Kastel, co-director of the The Cornucopia Institute calls the labeling “a willful and flagrant violation" of the Organic Foods Production Act that was...

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By | February 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm | No comments

ShareKitchen is pleased to invite you to an exclusive evening of delectable delights, drinks and dessert on Saturday, March 2nd with Patrick Evans, Senior Meteorologist of KPSP Channel 2, Host of ‘Eye on the Desert’ and Culinary Maestro. The evening celebrating...

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By | February 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm | No comments

How many times have you attended a birthday party where a cake is brought out? It is typically decorated with a few candles for a young child to a near inferno for others. People then break into a verse of ‘Happy Birthday to You” or some other celebratory song. At the...

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By | February 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm | No comments

ShareKitchen is proud to shine the spotlight on our newest client, Melinda Vida.  Melinda is authoring this week’s article on introducing her GardenFresh Cooking Club which has its Launch Party on February 16th at 6pm at ShareKitchen.  We are at 68-805 E. Palm Canyon Drive...

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By | January 30, 2013 at 11:12 am | No comments

One of the challenges with a weekly column is that there is so much information available on a daily basis that we want to share with you.  Our solution to this quandary has been to establish a daily blog that informs and entertains foodies.  At 500 hits a day, a worldwide...

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Food Truck Part Deux

By | January 23, 2013 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Food truck enthusiasts, rejoice!  We have a new voice on the County Board of Supervisors whose campaign promised to “Free The Food Trucks.”  His name is Kevin Jeffries.  With his election to the First District which includes Lake Elsinore and Riverside, it appears that...

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By | January 16, 2013 at 11:08 am | No comments

ShareKitchen was honored to participate in the Humana Healthy Fun Fair and Well Being Walk that took place at the La Quinta Community Park on Saturday, January 12th from 9am-1pm. The Humana Healthy Fun Fair is an event launching the Humana Challenge Golf Tournament that runs...

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Why is protein the most important component of your daily diet?

By | January 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm | One comment

Leslie Bonci of the University of Pittsburgh reminds us that protein “has its hands in every critical function of the body.”  Insufficient protein means that your body will struggle to maintain bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.  It also means that your body’s basic...

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By | January 2, 2013 at 2:34 pm | No comments

With citrus season upon us, the Coachella Valley is brimming with plump, juicy fruit that is ripe for the picking and enjoying. Who would have thought this luscious bounty should come with a caution label? A woman prone to migraines nearly died with five times the safe level...

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As We Look Back on 2012

By | December 26, 2012 at 10:06 am | 4 comments

As we look back on 2012, we are proud to share with you that in less than 90 days, seven new businesses have launched from ShareKitchen with many more in the queue. As a kitchen incubator, ShareKitchen helps people test and develop their food-related concepts. One example of a...

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By | December 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm | No comments

ShareKitchen is proud to present the Coachella Valley Premiere of the romantic-adventure comedy, “You May Not Kiss the Bride” at the Mary Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City on Sunday, January 13th at 5pm followed by an intimate dinner and after-party at ShareKitchen....

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By | December 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | 8 comments

On December 7th, ShareKitchen partnered with the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center (CVWBC) for a festive holiday mixer at ShareKitchen in Cathedral City. A full house networked with one another while sampling hors d’oeuvres made by ShareKitchen clients and sipping...

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By | December 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm | 13 comments

Have you noticed the letter ratings in the windows of places that sell food?  The County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health (DOEH) has been making unannounced safety inspections of places that serve food since 1963 and assigning those letter grades. An “A”...

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By | November 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm | One comment

Please share this article with any food professionals that you know who either manage, own or want to start a food business. All workers handling food must have a food handler card that is issued by the County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health (DOEH)....

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By | November 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | 57 comments

If you are like most of us, you have plenty of leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast.  As an alternative to the Thanksgiving sandwich or microwave reheating, you can repurpose those leftovers into creative and tasty culinary masterpieces. When it comes to the cranberries,...

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By | November 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm | 89 comments

The Center for Disease Control states that the holiday season shows a spike in the cases of food poisoning nationally. Most people recognize this as an upset stomach, feelings of queasiness or symptoms consistent with the stomach flu. These nauseous feelings typically subside...

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Seventh Day Adventists and Vegetarianism

By | November 8, 2012 at 12:57 am | 51 comments

If you could live an extra ten years in life and be healthier by changing your diet, would you?   That is the question posed due to the results of a recent Loma Linda University study of 96,000 Seventh Day Adventists.  Their ten-year study found that Adventists, who...

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By | October 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm | 11 comments

Every year 1 in 6 Americans gets sick from food borne illnesses according to the CDC. Cross-contamination, the primary culprit, is the transfer of harmful bacteria from raw meats, poultry or seafood to other foods that you eat. Here are a few simple things you can do to keep...

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By | October 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 95 comments

Pop-Up restaurants are all the rage.  In Finland, a Pop-Up or temporary restaurant recently opened in a mining shaft.  In London, one was erected overlooking the Thames River.  The Cube, a Pop-Up restaurant which started in Milan, is a 1,200 sf. glass and aluminum Pop-Up...

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By | October 17, 2012 at 8:33 pm | 138 comments

With Halloween fast approaching, pumpkins seem to be everywhere. Pumpkins are more than a decorative ornament as they are a good source of low calorie nutrition and chocked full of the vitamins A, C, E, K, beta-carotene and potassium. Vitamin K helps our blood to clot and to...

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By | October 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm | 90 comments

ShareKitchen Cathedral City officially opened our doors to a packed house last Thursday October 4th at 5pm. The standing room only event drew a vibrant mix of well wishers, city officials, residents, neighboring businesses and many curious and aspiring culinary...

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ShareKitchen, Cathedral City, Ribbon Cutting and Open House Thursday, October 4th

ShareKitchen, Cathedral City, Ribbon Cutting and Open House Thursday, October 4th

By | October 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 67 comments

Making Small Food Business Dreams a Reality By Lisa Morgan It’s finally here! The Ribbon Cutting and official opening of ShareKitchen in Cathedral City is taking place this Thursday, October 4th at 5pm with reception to follow.  This non-profit, entrepreneurial dream...

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By | October 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 90 comments

Your smartphone has some amazing apps that can help you when preparing a meal. Kitchen Math helps you determine the time it takes to cook different foods of different sizes in the kitchen while telling you the perfect serving temperature.  It converts every measurement unit...

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By | September 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm | 40 comments

When running your business, how much do online reviews help? Two University of California Berkeley professors tried tackling this question by analyzing nearly 150,000 Yelp reviews of 328 restaurants in the San Francisco area. The study was meant to assess what affect Yelp’s...

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By | September 20, 2012 at 7:24 am | 205 comments

ShareKitchen Cathedral City is excited to announce that we will be cutting our ribbon during the first week of October and we have already begun booking kitchen rentals and Guest Chefs for our debut. Our first community events of the season are dedicated to introducing you to...

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By | September 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm | No comments

Did you see the recent Stanford study that stated that there were no significant differences between organic and non-organic food from a nutritional or health risk standpoint? Many are calling this junk science. To understand that report better, we need to look at where Stanford...

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By | September 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm | 489 comments

In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle people need between 30 and 60 minutes of activity each day, plenty of water, enough sleep to feel rested and at least 2 cups of fruits and 3 cups of vegetables in their diets daily. The simplest way to remember what fruits and...

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