Growing Chefs! Ontario: New Crop of Food Businesses Taking Root at Western Fair’s Grove

New Crop of Food Businesses Taking Root at Western Fair’s Grove

The London Free Press – The new, large classroom space at the Grove can handle more youths, and frees up Growing Chefs’ King Street space, formerly a restaurant, for events and fundraisers.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2021

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The Grove is an agri-food hub at Western Fair District that helps small food-related businesses and agencies start, grow and work with each other to scale up. Growing Chefs began classes last week at the Grove, its first at the facility. The classes are full with more than 100 youths learning about food preparation, said Andrew Fleet, founder and director of Growing Chefs.

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