No. 4 Food Prep & Processing

Solution No. 4      Food Preparation & Processing

The DTES Kitchen Tables Project is:

  • Designing a pilot project that will prepare low-sodium, nutrient rich, no preservative chicken and vegetable stocks for sale to DTES Food Providers in place of high sodium powder soupstocks. The pilot will: Secure shared use of existing kitchen space from a sister organization/entrepreneur, equipment, storage space, staff and supervisory management and leverage the Collective Food Procurement Mechanism (Solution No. 3) and Professional Food Industry Expertise (Solution No. 6) to ensure ingredients and cost effectiveness. This pilot will provide market and operational research to determine viability and sustainability of this product leading to the development of other products that can be processed and prepped in the DTES for purchase by Food Provider Organizations.
  • Developing a Signature Product for sale to Food Provider Organizations and the general public as a revenue generator for the DTES KitchenTables Project eg; Healthy Snacks.
  • Designing a prep and processing system for surplus produce/proteins either donated or available at a very lost cost for purchase. The goal is to prep and process surplus quality produce/proteins and store for use at a later date.
  • The DTES Kitchen Tables Project is a
    program of the Potluck Cafe Society.
    The Potluck Café Society is a registered
    Canadian Charity CRA No. 896213402.
    For more information about Potluck,
    please visit our website at

  • DTES Kitchen Tables acknowledges and honours the fact that our community lies
    within the Traditional Territory of the
    Coast Salish people.