Square One Kitchen

Square One Kitchen

22 April 2017 Kitchen Feature: Square One Kitchens Casey Steele is the owner of Square One Kitchens in Fargo, North Dakota. With 2 commercial kitchens and a modern event center, their facility is a great community resource that offers cooking classes, team building opportunities, cooking parties, and more. Casey shared with us some of their kitchen details and client needs. Read on for more ways to follow them and watch a video they’ve put together on the space. Proud to call Square One Kitchens a member of the Network for Incubator & Commissary Kitchens!    How many renters/members do you have? Currently we have 28 businesses with a few more in the very beginning stages of developing their food business, ranging from bakers to caterers to specialty food makers such as hot sauce and gourmet candies.   Why did you get into the shared-use kitchen business? Back in the day I started my own baking business, Love in the Oven Bakery by renting the commercial kitchen at my work, after hours.  It grew bit by bit and eventually turned into a full time gig.  From that experience, and meeting others interested in starting their food operation the same way, I started Square One.  We will be turning 5 this year!   What is your favorite part of the job? Helping and watching people start and grow their businesses.  I love living vicariously through their start up phase as I remember how exciting, scary and energizing the beginning is!  Now I get to enjoy being a potential resource for start ups and help guide them through the process.   What kind of food businesses do you seek out for clients? I’m currently working on a program to help folks develop the business side of their food operation so they focus on that alongside their products.  In doing this, I’m hoping that folks will see greater success and fulfillment with their business.  Any product is a possibility but I’m looking for food business owners who really want to go somewhere and live their dream.   What trends are you seeing in the industry? Locally produced specialty foods featuring whole ingredients have definitely been on the grow.  Consumers are more conscience of what they are consuming as well as focusing on the local food scene.  It’s fun to see new products come to our community as our area’s population increases.   What makes your kitchen unique or special? I would like to say it’s me and my ‘Kitchen Mom’ ways but it honestly is all about the businesses here.  It’s a great community of support, creativity and good food.  I’m fortunate to get to work with the people I do and I look forward to where we will all grow from here. To learn more about Square One Kitchens, check them out here and watch their YouTube video below! And don’t forget to give them a follow on Twitter and Facebook.      Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+ ..
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Square One Kitchen

Meet Our Instructors Our instructors look forward to teaching you a new cooking technique! Check out these tidbits on each one. Chef Randall Toenges Chef Randall is a classically trained, certified executive chef with more than 20 years of professional culinary experience. His classes are designed to educate, engage, and ultimately expand your knowledge of cooking whether you are a beginner or looking to learn more advanced techniques. Chef Randall loves sharing his knowledge and passion for food with others. His repertoire at Square One includes informative demonstrations, food and wine presentations, and hands-on participation classes with feedback and guidance. Libby Martin Libby is the owner of Libby’s Cupcakes, Etc. here in Fargo/Moorhead. She bakes up delicious (and gorgeous!) cupcakes for weddings, corporate events, parties and more. Her attention to detail and dedication to high quality and amazing tasting products is evident in every delightful cupcake she makes! She’ll be sharing her knowledge and tips through her cupcake decorating classes here! Kylee Seifert Kylee is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach and Health & Wellness Coach. She specializes in sharing healthy recipes with clients and showing them that healthy doesn’t have to mean boring. Her meals generally take on a paleo spin but that doesn’t mean there isn’t wine or the occasional tequila cocktail with a healthy twist! Kylee shares her extensive knowledge around healthy eating with her classes and sends them home with new ideas to try in the kitchen. She has been dubbed the health and wellness expert in the FM area and works one-on-one with clients to bring them overall better health. You can find her at www.kyleeseifert.com. Casey Steele Casey and Matt Steele created Square One with a vision to offer professional commercial kitchen space to up and coming food businesses.  From there Square One grew to include cooking classes, team building events and more then we ever could have imagined.  Casey teaches several cake pop classes as well as kids cooking classes at Square One while managing the facility.  We are fortunate to have such a lovely community and to love what we do! Upcoming Classes at Square One Now that you’ve seen what our instructors are made of, check out our upcoming cooking classes and try one today! Browse Classes
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Square One Kitchen

Meet Our Instructors Our instructors look forward to teaching you a new cooking technique! Check out these tidbits on each one. Chef Randall Toenges Chef Randall is a classically trained, certified executive chef with more than 20 years of professional culinary experience. His classes are designed to educate, engage, and ultimately expand your knowledge of cooking whether you are a beginner or looking to learn more advanced techniques. Chef Randall loves sharing his knowledge and passion for food with others. His repertoire at Square One includes informative demonstrations, food and wine presentations, and hands-on participation classes with feedback and guidance. Libby Martin Libby is the owner of Libby’s Cupcakes, Etc. here in Fargo/Moorhead. She bakes up delicious (and gorgeous!) cupcakes for weddings, corporate events, parties and more. Her attention to detail and dedication to high quality and amazing tasting products is evident in every delightful cupcake she makes! She’ll be sharing her knowledge and tips through her cupcake decorating classes here! Kylee Seifert Kylee is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach and Health & Wellness Coach. She specializes in sharing healthy recipes with clients and showing them that healthy doesn’t have to mean boring. Her meals generally take on a paleo spin but that doesn’t mean there isn’t wine or the occasional tequila cocktail with a healthy twist! Kylee shares her extensive knowledge around healthy eating with her classes and sends them home with new ideas to try in the kitchen. She has been dubbed the health and wellness expert in the FM area and works one-on-one with clients to bring them overall better health. You can find her at www.kyleeseifert.com. Casey Steele Casey and Matt Steele created Square One with a vision to offer professional commercial kitchen space to up and coming food businesses.  From there Square One grew to include cooking classes, team building events and more then we ever could have imagined.  Casey teaches several cake pop classes as well as kids cooking classes at Square One while managing the facility.  We are fortunate to have such a lovely community and to love what we do!
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Square One Kitchen

Cooking Classes Let’s get in the kitchen and learn! Square One is the place for cooking classes. Classes are now available and you can sign up online. These cooking and baking courses are for beginners, food enthusiasts as well as chefs in training and our instructors are top notch! If you have questions, any suggestions for future classes, or if you are interested in teaching classes, contact us at 701.388.1137 or info@squareonekitchens.com Want to host a private cooking or baking class for friends & family, for work or whatever reason you want to get together in the kitchen? We can do that, too!  Check it out here You must agree to our Rules & Regulations before participating in a class. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Give a Gift Certificate Give someone a cooking experience! Just give us a jingle to learn more. Contact Us Cancellation Policy Any cancellations made 48 hours prior to class time will be eligible for a refund or credit towards another class. Cancellations within 24-48 hours of class start time are only eligible for credit towards a different class at Square One. Cancellations within 24 hours or No Show/No Call at start of class time will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
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Square One Kitchen

Casey Steele is the owner of Square One Kitchens in Fargo, North Dakota. With 2 commercial kitchens and a modern event center, their facility is a great community resource that offers cooking classes, team building opportunities, cooking parties, and more. Casey shared with us some of their kitchen details and client needs. Read on for more ways to follow them and watch a video they’ve put together on the space. Proud to call Square One Kitchens a member of the Network for Incubator & Commissary Kitchens! 

Square One Kitchen

Square One Kitchen
Square One Kitchen