6888 kitchen incubator
the fifth third foundation
6888 Kitchen (pronounced 6 triple 8) is a multi-phased project with business curriculum development during the first phase. This first phase will be the creation of OH Taste LLC's Sharpen the Axe (STA) Program, covering a wide range of topics related to running successful food business and will include the following objectives:
• Business development and strengthening,
• Entrepreneur development,
• Accelerator (pilot cohort)
• Phase 1 data collection and evaluation for program refinements
6888 Kitchen’s second phase will center on the design, build-out, and full operation of the commercial kitchen and storage space. Phase 2 will include advanced mentoring, and facilitation of business support—such as ingredient sourcing, marketing and distribution, access to capital services. Phase 2 will expand our target to appeal to a much broader community with offering market-rate rental opportunities for usage of the commercial kitchen.
The "Six Triple Eight"
Paying respect to American heroes
The 6888th was the first and only all Black Female Women Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas during WWII.
The unit was active from 1945 to 1946 and consisted of 855 women under the Command of Major Charity Adams (resident of Dayton OH), Captains Mary F. Kearney and Bernice G. Henderson.