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Louisiana Food Prize teams up with Milan Street Kitchen Incubator

The Louisiana Food Prize is excited to announce a new partnership with the Milam Street Kitchen Incubator and Community Kitchen. The partnership will allow the LA Food Prize access to a high quality commercial kitchen. The KICK will also play host to celebrity chefs during Prize Fest, providing them a professional kitchen for food preparations. Students at KICK will be assisting the chefs, giving them work experience with culinary professionals.


“On behalf of Southern University, the Milam Street Kitchen Incubator and Community Kitchen is very excited to partner with the Food Prize coalition in the further development of culinary small businesses and our future chefs of Shreveport and Bossier,” said Turaeza Hose, Executive Director.


The Louisiana Food Prize is a division of the Prize Foundation. The organization also hosts the Louisiana Film Prize, Louisiana Music Prize, Louisiana Startup Prize, and a high school version of their flagship festival called Film Prize Junior. Food Prize activities will take place for the duration of Prize Fest, October 2-6, 2019.


“The Louisiana Food Prize is always looking for partners who, like us, understand and strive to elevate our city’s culinary culture,” said Melissa Brannan, Food Prize Coordinator. “The Milam Street Kitchen Incubator and Community Kitchen will provide a much needed service for our community, and we are thrilled to put a spotlight on this incredible endeavor.”


The leadership team at the incubator is made up of multiple culinary professionals, including Turaeza Hose and Monique Armond, Director of Kitchen Operations. Darrin Dixon represents Southern University – Shreveport. The incubator is scheduled to open in downtown Shreveport in August.

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Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and currently serves as Director of Marketing, Communication, and Public Relations for the Greater Shreveport Chamber. He also owns a full-service, integrated marketing agency, Savage Creative Solutions. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.
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