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Cocina 66 Kicks Off Second Year Of Helping Hispanic Entrepreneurs Grow Business Concepts

Tulsa’s food incubator program for Hispanic entrepreneurs is kicking off its next session after helping 20 entrepreneurs in the first year of the program.

Cocina 66, the sister program of Kitchen 66 and funded by the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, began last fall and focuses on Spanish speakers who want to open a food business. News On 6 got an update on the program by talking to past participants and new ones as more aspiring business owners start their training this week.

Valeria and Trinidad Romero make special sauces for their Venezuelan dishes. The sisters own Arepa Bar, selling from Takeover Cafe at Mother Road Market.

“This is a great city,” said Valeria. “We are so grateful for this city, this state, this country. Everything has been amazing for us.”

 The sisters said their business is top 10 in sales at Mother Road Market although they started just four months ago after graduating from Cocina 66 in the spring.


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