Food Entrepreneurs Graduate Kitchen 66

Kitchen 66 announced the completion of the Fall Launch Program for seven new food businesses recently. The diverse, eclectic group of budding food entrepreneurs completed an educational program spanning four months that combined a comprehensive curriculum with practical experience, sales opportunities, and access to commercial kitchen space. The seven groups of new food entrepreneurs also spent time collaborating with the Kitchen 66 community of fellow movers and shakers in the Tulsa food industry. Kitchen 66 is a program of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.

The Kitchen 66 Fall Launch Program graduates and their concepts are:

• Morgan Barkley, Emily Landry and Emily Price of Bakeshop Tulsa, a small-batch artisan baking company specializing in surprising, creative versions of baking classics, like long-fermented sourdough bread and savory granola.
• Thomas Boxley of Boxley Brewing Company, looking to establish an African-American-owned brewery in the Greenwood District.
• Sami and Brian Cooper of Big Dipper Creamery, a mobile cart featuring locally made, small batch ice cream with fresh ingredients and adventurous flavors.
• Chanel Doakes and Abigail Robinson of Sovereign Chocolates, a local chocolatier that focuses on small batch bean-to-bar chocolate. They produce single origin bars using ethically sourced cacao beans from the Dominican Republic and Peru, as well as limited edition bars from other origins.
• Lesley Hullman of The Absurd Curd Co., a local small batch producer of authentic, small batch, fresh artisan citrus curds made from all-natural ingredients.
• Brad Linhart of Cult Kombucha, creating craft kombucha to distribute in kegs to local restaurants and bars.
• James Wegner of Bodhi’s Bowl, a fast-casual concept featuring authentic, gourmet rice-based bowls, without the cost or inconvenience of a full-service restaurant.

 Applications for the 2018 Spring Launch Program will open in mid-January. Kitchen 66 has now served over 65 food entrepreneurs in the Tulsa area, hailing from 10 different countries, with over 50 percent of the entrepreneurs being female.  

For more about Kitchen 66, visit, or Facebook/Instagram @kitchen66tulsa.

Updated 01-26-2018

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