RETAIL STORE AND DEMONSTRATION KITCHEN | STUDY
Boxwood developed this concept for a retail store that sells products created by Seattle Central and South College students. Available will be wine from Northwest Wine Academy, baked goods, cheeses, charcuterie, gelato, readymade meals, green house raised herb and vegetable plants from Seattle Culinary Academy, and furniture from the Wood Technology Center. Punctuating SCA’s sustainability driven programs is a partnership with the Nature Conservancy to provide educational displays on water and land conservation initiatives involving food systems.
This space located on a prominent Capitol Hill corner will provide the colleges with a highly visible retail venue for the products the students make. A much needed demonstration kitchen will be home to advanced classes offered by the Seattle Culinary Academy and it will be available for rent. The facility will provide students with the opportunity to create marketing strategies, products, selling strategies and packaging. It will also allow them to manage inventories, sanitation, product quality and pricing strategies. All of this enhances their education by providing real world experiences while increasing the positive exposure of each of the college programs.