Crafted Kitchen

Crafted Kitchen Crafted Kitchen, an incubator-style commercial kitchen, provides small food businesses with space and resources to make their culinary dreams a reality.

Crafted Kitchen is an incubator-style shared use commercial kitchen designed to give small food businesses access to the space, resources, and business skills they need to make their culinary dreams a reality.

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We’re Crafted Kitchen. By providing kitchen space, infrastructure, guidance and community, we help break down barriers f...
05/20/2021

We’re Crafted Kitchen. By providing kitchen space, infrastructure, guidance and community, we help break down barriers for food startups, allowing them to grow and scale their businesses. We’re located in the vibrant Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Looking to launch or grow a food business? Schedule a tour today. What are you waiting for? (Link in profile)

We’re Crafted Kitchen. By providing kitchen space, infrastructure, guidance and community, we help break down barriers for food startups, allowing them to grow and scale their businesses. We’re located in the vibrant Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Looking to launch or grow a food business? Schedule a tour today. What are you waiting for? (Link in profile)

05/20/2021

ICYMI. Scenes from Sunday’s AAPI fundraiser benefiting @offtheirplate
Five teams. Five one-of-a-kind, one-day-only collaborations.
@mooscraftbarbecue x @mschicafe
@seoulsausage x @parmboyz
@bridgetownroti x @riceboxla
@secret_lasagna x @anajakthaifood
@burmese_please x @bitesandbashescafe
Teamwork makes the dream work. #stopaapihate #popoffla

05/12/2021

Wanna piece of this? @bridgetownroti x @riceboxla one day only collaboration...crispy soft shell crab with @riceboxla porchetta and fried pumpkin-cauliflower filled glutinous rice balls. A portion of all proceeds benefiting @offtheirplate and #aapi restaurants. Only at Crafted Kitchen. Only on Sunday May 16. Only 10 left.

05/11/2021

Burmese Bibimbap with Gochujang and Tea Leaf Dressing. A vegan and gluten-free collaboration brought to you by @burmese_please and @bitesandbashescafe
One day only. Sunday May 16. Reservations available on @opentable or lafoodgang.com. A portion of all proceeds benefit @offtheirplate and AAPI restaurants. What are you waiting for?

05/10/2021

Incredible chefs have joined forces to create one-of-a-kind, one-day only collaborations. This chicken Kraprao Lasagna, by @anajakthaifood and @secret_lasagna is swoon-worthy! Order this. Pair it with @mschicafe Beijing meat pies filled with @mooscraftbarbecue pork verde sausage. Or any of the other amazing collaborations. Order on @opentable
Pick up Sunday May 16 at Crafted Kitchen. A portion of all proceeds benefit @offtheirplate
#popoffla #stopasianhate #eatlocal #supportsmallbusiness #entrepreneur #collaboration #foodie

05/08/2021

Have you placed your order for this beauty?? @seoulsausage and @parmboyz collaboration Thicc Burger: KBBQ spicy pork patty, crispy corn cheese mozzarella , garlic cream cheese aioli, pepperoncici’s and a side of Korean snack chips! In an effort to help feed the AAPI community in need, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to @offtheirplate. One day only. Sunday May 16. Only through @popoffla. Only on @opentable
(link in profile)
#stopasianhate #popoffla #lafoodgang

Have you ordered yet? Better get on it...menu items selling out fast. Collaborations include Moo's Craft Barbecue x Ms C...
05/05/2021
LA’s AAPI and Restaurant Communities Converge for Big New Charity Events

Have you ordered yet? Better get on it...menu items selling out fast. Collaborations include Moo's Craft Barbecue x Ms Chi Cafe Seoul Sausage Company x PARMBOYZ @bridgetownroti x RiceBox and Burmese Please x Bites & Bashes.

A portion of all proceeds benefit Off Their Plate, a non-profit that works towards food justice solutions in the greater AAPI restaurant and community scene.

Plus, an update on Girl & the Goat opening, lots of burger news, and goodbye Daikokuya

Congratulations David and the entire Unity Bagels team for being named among Eater LA’s 17 Destinations for Supreme Bage...
03/31/2021

Congratulations David and the entire Unity Bagels team for being named among Eater LA’s 17 Destinations for Supreme Bagel Satisfaction in LA!

Congratulations David and the entire Unity Bagels team for being named among Eater LA’s 17 Destinations for Supreme Bagel Satisfaction in LA!

Thank you andywangnyla and Food & Wine for including Crafted Kitchen in your article! Los Angeles is a great food city a...
03/03/2021
Los Angeles' Most Exciting New Restaurants Are Ghost Pop-Ups

Thank you andywangnyla and Food & Wine for including Crafted Kitchen in your article! Los Angeles is a great food city and we’re proud to support these hardworking food entrepreneurs.

Born of necessity during the pandemic, these brilliant takeout-only projects are letting chefs get creative. Here's what to order.

Join us this Saturday morning at 10:00am as we chat with Andy Harris of the So Cal Restaurant Show. We’ll talk about how...
01/06/2021

Join us this Saturday morning at 10:00am as we chat with Andy Harris of the So Cal Restaurant Show. We’ll talk about how we’re supporting the community and the ways in which we’ve adapted while remaining committed to providing for other businesses.
http://socalrestaurantshow.com

One time only! Limited quantity...only 50 boxes available!Holiday box stuffed with deliciousness from Omiso Moo's Craft ...
12/11/2020

One time only! Limited quantity...only 50 boxes available!

Holiday box stuffed with deliciousness from Omiso Moo's Craft Barbecue Seoul Sausage Company Brûlée. La Huesuda Tacos and El Machete 1924 Handkrafted Chilli Sauces.

And! All proceeds benefit No Us Without You.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL ALERT!!!

Some of us have been blessed to call @craftedkitchen our home. It goes without saying that what Cindi has created for the DTLA/#ArtsDistrict community is nothing short of amazing.

Normally around this time we would be preparing for a holiday party where our fellow restaurant friends would bring an item for a potluck but COVID-19 had other plans…But instead of letting this dampen our spirits, a few of us at #CraftedKitchen decided it would be fun to create one EPIC holiday box so that everyone could sample some of the amazing brands that came from this place that as of most recent, @latimes put as one of the best 101 establishments in Los Angeles. In other words, we’re packaging a piece of CRAFTED KITCHEN for ya’lls - A first of its kind!

So…we got our friends from @mooscraftbarbecue , @moderno.cocina, @elmachete1924 , @brulee.la , and @miso_dtla miso_dtla …we’re all putting an item together into this box (see above images ) and for this one time only we’re packaging them all up as one Holiday Set. To take it one step further, we decided that all of the proceeds will be benefitting @nouswithoutyou, another amazing organization that is doing unbelievable things to better our community during these crazy times.

Sales open TODAY (LIMITED SUPPLY!) for pickup on FRIDAY DEC 18 between 4-7pm. All items are uncooked/frozen and comes with cooking instructions to be enjoyed at your homes =)

Please click the link in our bio for the link or visit foodequalsfamily.com

Thank you everyone for supporting us during these unprecedented times. We appreciate you all!

Thank you @infatuation for recognizing @burmese_please and @bridgetownroti as two of 2020’s best #popup restaurants! So ...
12/11/2020

Thank you @infatuation for recognizing @burmese_please and @bridgetownroti as two of 2020’s best #popup restaurants! So proud of these talented women who cook with their hearts and bring joy to our palates. Bravo, ladies!

What a week! Congratulations to @bridgetownroti and @mooscraftbarbecue for being named amongst this year’s best takeout/...
12/11/2020

What a week! Congratulations to @bridgetownroti and @mooscraftbarbecue for being named amongst this year’s best takeout/pop-ups! Thank you @bill_addison and @holynopales for recognizing that the food/beverage/hospitality industry is an ecosystem that goes well beyond the traditional brick and mortar restaurant model and that excellence abounds in this “unmarked brick building”. So much for flying under the radar!

Thank you L.A. Times Food for including Crafted Kitchen in this year's #101best list. We're honored to be among these ex...
12/08/2020
L.A. Times’ 101 Best Restaurants Reimagined for 2020

Thank you L.A. Times Food for including Crafted Kitchen in this year's #101best list. We're honored to be among these extraordinarily talented women and men, all of whom have sacrificed so much this year.

This year's guide and launch event are presented by City National Bank

Wow. If you know me, you know that I’m rarely at a loss for words, and yet I am. Thank you @latimesfood and @bill_addiso...
12/08/2020

Wow. If you know me, you know that I’m rarely at a loss for words, and yet I am. Thank you @latimesfood and @bill_addison for including me and Crafted Kitchen in this years #food101 list. I am deeply honored to be named alongside these immensely talented and truly remarkable women and men, all of whom have sacrificed so much this year. And, for the list to be released on this day, 12/7, makes it even more meaningful. #ifyouknowyouknow

No us without you
12/07/2020

No us without you

We need your help! As the Christmas Holiday approaches, we’re distributing Toys & Tamales to every one of the 1,400 families we serve.

$20 provides a family with a dozen tamales and toys for their children.

$33 feeds a family of 4 for 1 week.

We appreciate your continued support, through the holidays. We love you all! #nouswithoutyoula #toysandtamales 📸 @melhummel

No Us Without You is a 501-C-3 dedicated to eliminating food insecurity for undocumented, back-of-the-house staff and th...
12/01/2020

No Us Without You is a 501-C-3 dedicated to eliminating food insecurity for undocumented, back-of-the-house staff and their families. These workers, who are unemployed due to COVID-19, are the backbone of the hospitality industry. Although their paychecks are taxed, because they are undocumented, they are ineligible for unemployment benefits.
What began as an effort to feed 30 families each week, @nouswithoutyou is now feeding upwards of 1,300 families. Crafted Kitchen proudly sponsors No Us Without You and we ask that, in observance of #givingtuesday, you consider supporting them, too. $33 feeds a family of 4 for a full week. Alternatively, a list of much needed supplies is available on @amazonsmile
To donate, please visit @nouswithoutyou or, for @amazonsmile donations, you’ll find the link in our profile.

Thinking back to March of this year...things were tense and we weren’t sure how (or if) we’d survive. Over the past 9 mo...
11/26/2020

Thinking back to March of this year...things were tense and we weren’t sure how (or if) we’d survive. Over the past 9 months, so many of you have shown up for and supported us that here we are, feeling blessed.
What are you thankful for?
Last week, the @nytimes invited readers to send 6 words describing what they’re thankful for...a 6-word memoir. Here are a few:
- The crinkling eye above the mask.
- A furtive hug from a friend.
- The backyard haircuts are getting better.
- Friends who give me streaming passwords (@tasteofpace)
- Saved a lot of lipstick money (@kristina.ashleigh)
- More homemade pasta, no more jeans.
- No shame in elastic waist pants.
- Braless at home? No one cares.
- I’m just thankful for indoor plumbing.
- It’s just a cold, not COVID.
- Wasn’t too late to say sorry.
- Healthcare workers. Healthcare workers. Healthcare workers.
- Tried. Failed. Failed worse. Kept going.
- The women who came before me.

When entrepreneurs start successful businesses, they create jobs that contribute to widespread prosperity. Unlike large ...
11/25/2020

When entrepreneurs start successful businesses, they create jobs that contribute to widespread prosperity. Unlike large companies which often divert profits to centralized corporate headquarters in distant cities, small businesses like Bijoux Macarons keep local dollars close to home. These businesses create jobs, and those jobs pay neighborhood workers who, in turn, reinvest their paychecks in local economies.

As we close out yet another month in this endless and poorly managed pandemic, I’m joining many of my peers in reflectin...
11/25/2020

As we close out yet another month in this endless and poorly managed pandemic, I’m joining many of my peers in reflecting on the state of the restaurant industry. LA County has yet again shut down outdoor dining, while offering zero aid to the thousands of small businesses and their employees reliant on those covers. Our Senate is on Thanksgiving vacation, leaving the HEROES Act—introduced and passed in the House in May by the way—to gather dust as restaurant owners across the country are forced to lay off their employees and shutter their businesses.

In March I was naive, thinking that this would blow over by the end of summer and that the government would step in to help citizens and businesses see it through. As the pandemic has dragged on, it’s become clearer that what little aid was available was never going to be enough to sustain our industry. From the closure of titans like @pokpokpdx and multiple @momolongplay locations to the loss of beloved LA institutions like @beverlysoontofu_la, @maamsirla, @hereslookingatyoula, and so many others, it’s clear the restaurant industry cannot survive under these conditions, nor should it have to.

Owners should not have to choose between laying off their entire staff and financial ruin. Servers and cooks should not have to risk their health to avoid eviction. It’s easy to point the finger at folks refusing to wear masks or people partaking in reckless pandemic activities, but the bottom line is the blame for these shutdowns and the economic devastation they’ve unleashed upon our industry rests on the shoulders of our State and Federal Government. @jrepanich, @meghanmccarron, and many others have recently written pieces noting the many ways in which restaurants have been failed, and I implore you to seek out and read their work. While you’re at it, follow and support @indprestaurants as they help the restaurant industry fight for its life.

If you love restaurants, or you love eating out with friends, or just having someone else cook for you, if you’ve experienced the joy of being a regular, having them call out your order to you as you walk in the door, if there’s a place that’s at the top of your list to dine at “once this is all over,” then please—don’t wait till it’s too late to do your part. Call your local representatives, call you state-level government offices, and demand that they help save the restaurants that make our communities what they are. Once you’ve done that, go ahead and order yourself some take-out, and don’t forget to tip.

The American dream is defined, in part, by the ability for anyone to open her own business. Entrepreneurship drives this...
11/24/2020

The American dream is defined, in part, by the ability for anyone to open her own business. Entrepreneurship drives this country’s economic prosperity and fuels innovation. When you #shopsmall you support the dreams of others, like La Huesuda Tacos. Treat yourself to seasonal and traditional empanadas, made locally in #dtla. Enjoying these “take and bake” pastries, both sweet and savory, is as simple as turning on your oven. That’s it. (Link to order is in @lahuesudatacos profile)
📸: @moderno.cocina

This year, #shopsmall, an initiative to encourage people to support the small businesses in their local communities, mat...
11/23/2020

This year, #shopsmall, an initiative to encourage people to support the small businesses in their local communities, matters more than ever before. Whether you’re ordering curbside pickup or ordering cookies online, shopping small helps independent businesses persevere during these challenging times. With the holiday season upon us, this is a great time to show your support. #shopsmall now, and continue long after the holidays shopping season. Small business owners, including The Naughty Cookie, are counting on you. #supportsmallbusiness #plantbased #entrepreneur #girlboss #eatlocal #mondaymotivation #cookies #dtla #madeatcraftedkitchen

Congratulations Rashida Holmes and Bridgetown Roti!
10/26/2020
For Best Results, Eat This Roti Immediately

Congratulations Rashida Holmes and Bridgetown Roti!

In Los Angeles, the chef Rashida Holmes grows her small food business to meet the demand for comforting West Indian food.

09/18/2020

Fresh pasta. Hand made by Orso. Available for delivery throughout So Cal, popping up at Employees Only LA. Available for purchase at both the @cityhallfarmersmarket and @newportbeachfarmersmarket. It’s a labor of love and worth every calorie. #entrepreneur #pasta #freshpasta #supportsmallbusiness #eatlocal #eeeeeats #handmade #madeatcraftedkitchen #cheflife

Back in the early days of Crafted Kitchen, Ed Paje came to talk about his idea for a different kind of #kombucha. We con...
08/21/2020
keazy tea

Back in the early days of Crafted Kitchen, Ed Paje came to talk about his idea for a different kind of #kombucha. We connected over food entrepreneurship and finance. Back then, his product, Koldwave Kombucha, was mostly a passion project as he wasn't ready to leave the world of private equity. Understandable. Today, after trials and errors and lessons learned, @keazytea launched.
What's Keazy Tea? It's a tea-based beverage with 5% naturally occurring alcohol. Low-cal, low sugar and free from artificial flavors and chemicals, it's a healthy, antioxidant-rich, probiotic beverage. Delivered to your door, it's in a category of its own.

keazy tea embodies four all natural ingredients. SUGAR + WATER + TEA + CULTURE

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Just wanted to say how grateful we are for you! thank you for your open arms!