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Savor Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge

From organic flower-based sodas to take-n-bake cookie dough and bike-delivered bakery items, this year’s top food business concepts for the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge will combine flavor with health consciousness. Three startup and three early stage finalists will compete in a judged event at Ivy Tech Corporate College and Culinary Center, Indianapolis, at noon on July 30.

The grand prize winner in each category will receive $2,000 in seed money from Reliable Water Services to launch or expand their business; expert consultation and scholarship support from Ivy Tech Community College; $1,250 in kitchen design services from Zesco.com; and business and marketing plan software from ISBDC.

Start-up business finalists include Petality Organic Flower Tisanes and Organic Flower Sodas, in Fishers, makers of organic flower beverages and fresh-brewed tisanes and sodas; Vineyard Fishery Deli, Indianapolis, a Creole- and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and deli specializing in smoked meats and seafood, easy-to-go meals and in-store tapas; and Indy’s Bikery, Indianapolis, which delivers premium, handmade baked goods to many neighborhoods via bicycle with the goal of creating a worker cooperative.

Early stage finalists include The Flatrock Flatbread Company, Columbus, that sells neo-Neapolitan pizzas with fresh, locally sourced ingredients for public events, farmers’ markets and as a private caterer; Greenfield Cookie Dough Company, Greenfield, an all-natural, preservative-free, take-n-bake cookie dough maker, selling frozen to extend shelf life; and Scratchtruck Bacon Marmalade, Indianapolis, that produces sweet, smoky bacon marmalade that tops everything from burgers, meatloaf to scrambled eggs.

Location: 2820 North Meridian St. For more information, visit HotWater247.com.
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