Sylvan | Thirty to Open “Culinary Incubator”

Locally-renowned chef Sharon Hage signs on as Culinary Curator for the yet-to-be-named West Dallas incubator

Dallas, December 7, 2011 – When Sylvan | Thirty opens next year, the highly anticipated West Dallas mixed-use development will be home to a unique food concept: a “culinary incubator” that helps artisan and start-up food entrepreneurs, as well as emerging chef talent, to launch and grow their own food businesses.

Prominent local chef Sharon Hage has signed on as the yet-to-be-named incubator’s Culinary Curator. In that role, Hage will help identify prospective members of the incubator and promote the incubator’s mission of supporting home-grown, food-related businesses.

Incubator participants will pay a membership to join, which includes access to a shared commercial kitchen and retail space, giving them the opportunity to craft and sell their food products without the initial expense of building out and equipping their own space.

“Supporting small businesses and artisans is a core part of Sylvan | Thirty’s DNA. Whenever possible, we want to encourage our neighbors in West Dallas and Oak Cliff to patronize local businesses and organizations. The culinary incubator will do that in a very personal, impactful way that supports culinary talent and provides them a shared platform to grow their crafts into profitable businesses,” said Brent Jackson, president of Sylvan | Thirty developer Oaxaca Interests.

In addition to the culinary incubator, Sylvan | Thirty has announced that farm-fresh grocer Cox Farms Market will serve as the center’s anchor tenant and will be joined by local artisan butcher and wine shop Matador Meat & Wine. Sylvan | Thirty is targeted to open in late 2012.

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