Who We Are...
Brenda Cromer Brown
Creating companies, living dreams
We are often asked how we came up with Frontier Kitchen. The simple answer is that we are just like our members; we were starting small food companies and needed a place to work and someone to help us through the maze of starting a business.
When we came up with Frontier Kitchen we realized we could make it easier for others and provide a space that would benefit everyone. As co-founders we realized we were each good at different parts of the process; as an analyst, Brenda was good on the business side, having written dozens of business plans and spent 10 years working on organizational analysis. Cassity is a chef, having spent 20 years working in fine dining restaurants and high end hotels throughout the U.S. Put together, we have a stellar start up team.
Now, years after we first began the process we are creating a community of companies that are more stable and prosperous working together than they would be by themselves. With stability comes growth and prosperity, for the companies (some of whom are preparing for their solo launches), and for our neighbors and cities, allowing for stronger communities and small businesses that can weather the storms.
Frontier Kitchen's goal is to take companies from start-up or small business phase and grow them to strong, sustainable companies. Our team is a combination of talents--Leaders, Analysts, Chefs and Experts--that employ our skills and knowledge on behalf of our members. We do not run your company for you, but we provide the backbone of your support team.
Whatever stage your company is in--whether brand new or with years of experience--consider meeting with us to see if Frontier Kitchen is the right place to help you grow.
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Washington Post 2 November 2016
"Woodbridge resident heads culinary incubator in Northern Virginia"
Washington Post 17 January 2016
"Small business: that’s what’s cooking in the Frontier Kitchen"
What's Up Woodbridge 28 January 2016
"Frontier Kitchen: Helping Dreamers Live the Life They Imagined"
Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine November 2015
"A new frontier: Growing D.C.’s food industry in Virginia’s suburbs"
WTOP.com 29 May 2015