Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Parlor Ice Creamatorium

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Parlor Ice Cream is celebrating Halloween with us this Friday! Facebook link here. Event details below:
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Aright guys + ghouls, join us as we work in the food lab late one night and celebrate Halloween as The Parlor Ice Creamatorium! We'll have spooky scoops, booooozy shakes + other frightly delights (but not too scary, so feel free to bring the little hobgoblins!) Costumes are highly encouraged; we're not monsters after all!

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Oct
9
2:00 PM14:00

4th Annual Heirloom Apple Tasting

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT**

Have you ever tasted a Hudson Golden Gem, Fameuse, or Thomas Jefferson's favorite apple, the Esopus Spitzenburg? Come to the fourth annual Heirloom Apple Tasting to try a wide range of New England apples and learn more about this iconic fall fruit from the Righteous Russet (aka PPH apple columnist Sean Turley).

Sean and the team will be scouring the orchards in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to assemble dozens and dozens of the best varieties for you to try and compare. From the tiny Chestnut Crab to the appropriately named Twenty Ounce, apples offer a wide assortment of tastes, textures, shapes and sizes that are too often underrepresented at the local supermarket or pick-your-own orchard. 

Fork Food Lab will be running a cash bar during the tasting, stocked with several hard ciders from across the region that are well worth drinking.

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Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Forkiversary

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For Fork’s 1-year anniversary, we want to celebrate all of the amazing makers who have contributed to the success of our space (some since the very beginning!). We’re opening Fork up to the public to showcase both our mobile members and our packaged goods producers, all of whom have been working hard to grow their businesses and make the Portland food economy robust and diverse. You'll be able to see the kitchen, meet the makers, and experience the products and menu items that make Fork's members so unique.

We’ll have food trucks like The Highroller Lobster Co.Farm To Coast Mobile KitchenEauxThe Marshmallow CartUrban Sugar Donuts,and more in our parking lot. They're pulling out all the stops with this one: Surf & Turf from Highroller, Suckling Pigs from Farm to Coast, and other special flavors and menu items to commemorate the evening. Inside, you’ll find favorite companies such as Cape Whoopies, Maine's Gourmet Whoopie PiePlucked Fresh SalsaJoyful SpiritRenee by the Bay,Rocket Fuel High-Test Coffee MilkSteindryMill Cove Baking Co.The Parlor Ice Cream Co., and many more. We'll even have a live cooking competition with Fyood Kitchen!

Come have a drink with us, meet the people behind your favorite food businesses, and celebrate one crazy, messy, exhilarating year of food entrepreneurship!

Reserve your spot here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fork-food-labs-1-year-anniversary-tickets-37098786469

 

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Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Brew Night at Fork

New member Brewbird is putting on a Brew Night at Fork! Details here and description below:

Join us for a night of brewing and tasting beer. As a group we will brew one large (10-12) gallon batch of wort (pre-fermented beer). Each participant or couple will take home everything they need to ferment and bottle a portion of tonight's brew. (21+ ONLY)

Ticket Price Includes:
• One 12oz beer (Additional beer available for purchase)
• Charcuterie for the group (Meat, Cheese, Bread, and Spreads)
• One (1 Gallon) beer kit (YOURS TO KEEP! - $39 value)
• Enough "wort" to bottle two 750ml bottles of beer at home (About four 12oz beers)
• An entertaining guide to walk you through the brewing process

The format of this event is designed to be "informal educational". You will be responsible for sanitizing and filling your own fermenter. You will also have the chance to practice your bottling skills and other components of brewing. Otherwise, your guide will walk you through the entire process of brewing beer at home as we brew a batch together. By the end of the event you will have learned all necessary skills and equipment to continue your homebrewing journey. This event will last approximately 2 hours.

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Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Brew Night at Fork

New member Brewbird is putting on a Brew Night at Fork! Details here and description below:

Join us for a night of brewing and tasting beer. As a group we will brew one large (10-12) gallon batch of wort (pre-fermented beer). Each participant or couple will take home everything they need to ferment and bottle a portion of tonight's brew. (21+ ONLY)

Ticket Price Includes:
• One 12oz beer (Additional beer available for purchase)
• Charcuterie for the group (Meat, Cheese, Bread, and Spreads)
• One (1 Gallon) beer kit (YOURS TO KEEP! - $39 value)
• Enough "wort" to bottle two 750ml bottles of beer at home (About four 12oz beers)
• An entertaining guide to walk you through the brewing process

The format of this event is designed to be "informal educational". You will be responsible for sanitizing and filling your own fermenter. You will also have the chance to practice your bottling skills and other components of brewing. Otherwise, your guide will walk you through the entire process of brewing beer at home as we brew a batch together. By the end of the event you will have learned all necessary skills and equipment to continue your homebrewing journey. This event will last approximately 2 hours.

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Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Beer Off-Flavor Evaluation Course

New Member Brewbird is putting on a Beer Off-Flavor Evaluation Course! Check out the Facebook page here and find a description below:

During this event we will learn to taste and identify the six most common off flavors in beer. 

Familiarization with common beer off flavors is an important key to success for anyone serious about offering exemplarary craft beer service or wants to achieve the highest level of beer knowledge.

At each class, six different common off flavors will be tasted. You must be 21 years old to attend. The event lasts approximately 1-1.5 hours.

The tasting is geared towards the off flavors tested on the Certified Cicerone exam, but is open to anyone 21+ who is interested. Off flavors presented will be LightStruck, DMS, Diacetyl, Trans-2-Nonenal, Infection, and Acetaldehyde.

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Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

2 Degrees at Fork Food Lab

Save the Date!

2 Degrees invites you to a summertime event on Wednesday, August 9th at Fork Food Lab, a community kitchen in West Bayside. Opened in September 2016, Fork Food Lab provides a full shared kitchen space as well as a tasting room to startup and small business ventures and serves as a gathering place for Portland's ever-growing food scene. Please join us to connect in this hip, happening, and entrepreneurial atmosphere.

Food trucks will be on site with food available for purchase. Cash bar with specials on beer & wine.

RSVP via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2-degrees-fork-food-lab-tickets-36075862877

2 Degrees Portland is graciously sponsored by Vitalius Real Estate, Northeast Bank, and Luminato Condos.

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Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Mississippi River Pop-Up Dinner

Experience the Mississippi River through an evening of stories and flavors from the 2017 Rivergator Celebratory Expedition!

We are providing a close-up look at the Lower Mississippi River, as seen from a 30’ voyageur canoe, after paddling 1000+ miles between St. Louis and New Orleans. There will be photos, videos, words, and a three course meal, engaging a little bit of food history and a variety of camp cooking from the river. 

Chris Battaglia paddled and filmed the entire six weeks of the Rivergator Expedition. Through production company Village Vitals, he is currently producing a feature-length documentary about the Lower Mississippi River. He will be cooking alongside Amanda Porter, his partner who was also able to experience the river for a stint during the expedition.

The food this evening is inspired by a cookbook more than 100 years old, and probably the oldest American outdoor cookbook - published in 1887 by Forest and Stream Magazine (later merging with Field and Stream in 1930). During the expedition, we tested several recipes - from coffee to catfish - and bring to the table a local palate with revised and updated recipes from both Mississippi River cooking, and this antiquarian treasure.

Tickets are $45 for three courses, two drinks, and a uniquely inspired dining experience. In partnership with Full Plates Full Potential, a portion of the evening's proceeds will go towards ending child hunger in Maine. Food, just like the River, connects us all!

The Rivergator is a mile-by-mile paddler's guide written for canoeists, kayakers, stand-up-paddleboarders, and anyone else plying the waters of the Lower Mississippi River in human-powered craft.

Village Vitals is a member of 1% For the Planet. 1% of all sales will benefit local environmental organizations at the end of the year.

Find tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mississippi-river-pop-up-dinner-tickets-35902310778

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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

July Market

Fork's July Market is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet! Pick up your favorite Fork member staples and try new products from our growing company base. We'll have food trucks, packaged treats, beer & wine and family activities! No ticket needed, but feel free to RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook. See you there!

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Portland Food Festival

The Portland Food Festival is a celebration of local food, music, and art. Featuring an evening marketplace-style fiesta with vendors, food trucks, libations, arts, crafts, and more, it's a great taste of Maine's creative economy. Check out more detail at www.portlandfoodfestival.com.

We offer two levels of tickets for the Festival: the $15 ticket gets you an exclusive tasting flight of local beers. $10 is our base level ticket price, which gains you entrance with no alcohol included. Note: these prices are available for "early birds" who purchase in advance of the event. Tickets will be available at the door, but with a $5 increase in price for each tier. 

This event is a part of the Portland Food Launch & Festival, a two-part event: the Launch, a morning of educational programming and networking for food entrepreneurs in every stage of business development; and the Festival. Tickets for the Launch are available separately.For more information and to buy tickets: https://www.portlandfoodfestival.com/

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Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

Portland Food Launch

Are you a Maine food entrepreneur or producer looking to boost your business to the next level?

This is Maine’s premiere one-day a celebration of local food. Learn how to take your food business from passion to profits with the help of Maine business experts. The Portland Food Launch is June 22nd at Thompson’s Point in Portland. The morning and afternoon will include educational sessions and network for food entrepreneurs in “Startup, Scale-up and Accelerate” business phases. 

Startup: Learn the nuts and bolts of starting your business from a team of business experts from the SBA, The Maine Food
System Innovation Challenge, SCORE, SBDC
and New Ventures.

Scale-up: Find out how to pitch your business to secure financing and scale growth to wholesale markets. Meet one-on-one
with wholesale buyers from major food retailers and food specialty stores during a special afternoon networking session.

Accelerate: Is it time to grow your business, regionally or internationally? Hear from Maine businesses which have succeeded in national and global markets. Create a capital stack to seek funds for your business expansion and find out how to access national/global markets.

Free lunch from Maine food trucks!
$25 for all-day access
Find out more about the Portland Food Launch and Festival and to buy tickets at www.portlandfoodfestival.com.

The event is sponsored by the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG), Norway Savings Bank and Maine Technology Institute.

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May
13
11:00 AM11:00

May Market

Come join us for an open house where we invite the public to meet all of our member-makers operating in Fork Food Lab.  Each maker will be stationed at a table showing off their products, and in some cases providing samples.  Depending on the weather, there may be some tables outside.  There will be a cash bar operating with beer and wine for sale.

Anyone is welcome to come and admission is free, however we do encourage people to RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fork-may-market-tickets-33315679093?aff=es2

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An Evening of Sampling
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening of Sampling

 

Join us in the tasting room at Fork for an evening of sampling with some of our members! This is an exclusive chance to be part of the R&D process. Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine while you try some of the most unique and nutritious foods made in the Lab. Featured products include: Replenova's organic sundried and flavored cherry tomatoes, granola bits and cereal from Joyful Spirit, KT's Energy Bliss Bites and herbal teas from Anchor & Rose Apothecary, and MarthaBar's famous energy bars. Our members look forward to hearing your thoughts and feedback!

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch at Fork

We had so much fun slinging bottomless mimosas and breakfast plates last month that we're doing it again! This time, Dirigo Coffee will be creating the menu. Catch us March 25th from 10-2 for spicy micheladas and dishes both sweet and savory. It's an exclusive opportunity to check out Fork's tasting room while enjoying the week's best meal. Tickets available here: https://www.rsvp-popup.com/events/brunch-at-fork-food-lab-portland

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Fork's Spring Market
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Fork's Spring Market

The Spring Market is an exclusive chance to tour Fork's entire facility while learning about and tasting samples from the food makers inside our incubator. The spectrum of food and beverages made right here at Fork by our 27 companies will be available for sale, as well as some local libations to sip while you peruse. The member makers at Fork can't wait to see you and share some products they have had in R&D over the winter!

Featured Members: 
Cape Whoopies, Maine's Gourmet Whoopie Pie
White Cap Coffee
Yo'Novare
MarthaBars
Fyood Kitchen
Anchor and Rose Apothecary
Fat Pants Bakery, LLC
Replenova Farm
Renee by the Bay
Joyful Spirit
Tortillería Pachanga
Bubbe & Bestemor's Baking Company
The Whole Almond
Alicia Bars
Dirigo Coffee
Plucked Fresh Salsa

Check out details on Facebook or Eventbrite.

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YES Art Works Gallery Opening at Fork
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

YES Art Works Gallery Opening at Fork

Something Curious Exhibit

Peek inside the wonders of the YES Art Works studios and its eccentric works on display at The Fork Food Lab. Inspired a hodgepodge of subjects, YES Art Works and its artists present a multidisciplinary body of work that which goes beyond the traditional and into the unique and untethered, the unusual and extraordinary.

Opening: Thursday, March 9 th 5-7PM

Showing March 9 – 23

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will benefit Creative Portland - the City’s official local arts agency that leverages, grows, and sustains Portland’s creative industries, enterprises, and workforce.

YES Art Works provides artistic experiences and opportunities to individuals with disabilities, supports them in their quest to become working artists, and promotes their work as an emerging and increasingly important contribution to the contemporary art world.

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Fork Member Showcase (For Retailers and Wholesalers)
Feb
7
3:30 PM15:30

Fork Member Showcase (For Retailers and Wholesalers)

On February 7th, Fork Food Lab will be holding its first Member Showcase. Tables will be set up throughout the kitchen where you can try some of Portland's newest food products. This is an opportunity to meet the food producers, tour the facility, as well as network with other industry professional. The event will start at 3:30 pm and end at 6:00 pm. There is no cost for admission and beer and wine will be complimentary. You must be a grocer, retailer, distributor, broker or other type of food service professional to attend. This event is not open to the general public.

Contact eric@forkfood.com if you would like to attend

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Fork Food Lab Winter Market
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Fork Food Lab Winter Market

Maybe you're coming to try some of the newest items being produced at Fork, maybe you're coming to pick up some tasty treats for the holiday, or maybe you just want to have a couple drinks. Either way, you're not going to want to miss Fork's winter market. 

More details to come, but think Grand Opening event...just a bit colder.

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Dec
4
1:00 PM13:00

Cooking with Chris

 

Chris Papagni (of CP Consulting and former Executive Vice President of the International Culinary Center and French Culinary Institute) treats us to a culinary adventure. Cook with him in our state of the art kitchen before heading down to the Tasting Room for the feast.

On the menu:

  • Fennel & Orange Salad
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

 Starts at 1pm. Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $90. BYOB:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-with-chris-tickets-29206278766

 

 

 

 

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Nov
16
10:00 PM22:00

Last Chance to order off the Thanksgiving-to-go menu

Twenty members collaborated to build a delectable thanksgiving menu. Whether it's a tradition pie, savory side, or one of the nearly hundred other options being offered at Fork, don't forget to tell us by 11/16 so we can have it ready to pick up the week of Thanksgiving.

You can see details here: http://www.forkfoodlab.com/thanksgiving-to-go-menu/

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Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

All Hands on Deck Dinner

Help us cook our first meal at Fork Food Lab; it will be all hands on deck as we take our kitchen equipment on its maiden voyage.

While our family-style meal may not be glamorous, it'll be fun. And since you're cooking with us, you'll get an apron to take home.

Here are the details:
72 Parris St
Portland, Maine 04101
*Time may vary

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Jul
24
4:00 PM16:00

Tour and Toast

Before we open our doors, we will be hosting a tour and toast at Fork Food Lab as a reward for our First Foodie, Restaurateur, and Rent the Tasting Room Kickstarter backers.  

Here are the details: 
72 Parris St
Portland, Maine 04101
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Fork Food Lab at Bayside Bowl

It will be one month before we start getting members in the door, and we want to keep the momentum going!!!

The live music and drinks at Bayside Bowl are on us, we just ask you donate to the Kickstarter Campaign. And as a highlight, at 7:00pm, we'll take a break and walk two blocks over to Fork Food Lab.

Here are the details:

58 Alder Street
Portland, Maine 04101

 

 

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