Twin Cities: Commercial Kitchen Space at MGM for Food Trucks and Others

The Midtown Global Market, which is a partnership among four non profits (African Development Center, Latino Economic Development Center, Neighborhood Development Center and Powderhorn Phillips Cultural Wellness Center) opened in 2006 and is home to more than 40 small businesses featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty groceries, prepared food and gifts from around the world.

By KIM ODE | StarTribune.com

The Midtown Global Market, which is a partnership among four non profits (African Development Center, Latino Economic Development Center, Neighborhood Development Center and Powderhorn Phillips Cultural Wellness Center) opened in 2006 and is home to more than 40 small businesses featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, specialty groceries, prepared food and gifts from around the world.

This weekend, Midtown Global Market unveils its Kitchen in the Market (KITM), a shared commercial kitchen for professional chefs, caterers, food trucks and food manufacturers. From 6-8 p.m. Friday, social media types are invited to a “TweetUp” tour; interested foodies can follow KITM on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kitcheninthemarket) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/kitcheninthemkt) for event details.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, FriendChip Farm leads a free kids cooking class on pancakes. No pre-registration required.

From 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Chef Molly Herrmann of Tastebud Catering leads a “Cooking the Market” class using on-site ingredients. Cost is $60; pre-register at www.kitcheninthemarket.com.

From 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, a “Heart Healthy Appetizers” class coincides with watching red carpet coverage preceding the Academy Awards. Cost is $25; pre-register at www.kitcheninthemarket.com. The market is at 920 E. Lake St. in Minneapolis.

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