Culinary Resources

Food development is a successful part of the region's local economy. Home to many nationally recognized brands from Nancy's Yogurt to Ninkasi Brewing Company, the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region continues to flourish as a hot-spot for homegrown food and beverage innovations.

Community support for local products supports sales and funds start-up resources. Schools and classes offer training on all aspects of food and beverage production from cooking and preserving to business and marketing. Access to kitchens and processing facilities is made available through cooperative rental programs and space sharing. The region's many local grocers and farmers' markets provides accessible distribution channels. And active culinary associations market, educate and politic on local food policies and practices.

Add spice to conventions, conferences and meetings with culinary education enhancements. Schedule a cooking demonstration or culinary speaker; tour a commercial kitchen or culinary school or work with a local association on a food drive or volunteer project.