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The Berkeley Kitchens at 8th and Carleton streets in West Berkeley.
A window display at Potliquor, one of the tenants at Berkeley Kitchens.
Jennifer Lynch and Laura McGrath, founders of Potliquor.
Mission Heirloom: Adrien Nieto, Syslee Schael, Yrmis Barroeta, Bobby Chang.
Muffins made by Christy Kovacs and Marirose Piciucco at Muffin Revolution.
Amy Hamilton, founder of Just Relish.
Scales and bows at Morell's Bread.
Eduardo Morell making rye bread.
Eduardo Morell and friend at Morell's baking facility.
Dana Berge, Neal Pauline, and Kelsie Kerr at Standard Fare.
The Standard Fare space which hopes to open in April.
Tasha De Serio catering has a kitchen and dining area for client tastings.
Samantha Greenwood prepares rhubarb at Tasha De Serio catering.
The dining area at Tasha De Serio Catering.
Tasha De Serio preps bread for canapés in her space at Berkeley Kitchens.
Craig Boon with the giant mixing bowl he uses to make his Nuthouse Granola.
Marla Erojo with one of the cakes she created for Made by M.E.
Cupcakes made by Marla Erojo at Made by M.E.
This month, the final nails will be hammered into the walls of The Berkeley Kitchens, a revolutionary new hub for artisanal food manufacturing in West Berkeley. Conceptualized by local sculptor and real-estate developer Jonah Hendrickson, the building is home to some 15 local food businesses, from bakers to caterers, and everything in between.
[Take a tour of The Berkeley Kitchens in the slideshow above. Photos by Tracey Taylor]
Hendrickson didn’t intend to make his name building kitchens. His first development project was a collection of artist studios in West Oakland that has been home to the Shotgun Players, Oaklandish, and “all kinds of really neat people,” he said. … Continue reading »
Eduardo Morell says he’s “bringing everything home.” The baker, who lives in Berkeley but currently makes his bread working two days a week with a wood-fired oven at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin, is planning to open his own bakery just six blocks from his home in West Berkeley.
The move will give fans of Morell’s artisan loaves — currently available at Berkeley’s two farmers markets — the satisfaction of buying a truly ‘locavore’ product, while allowing Morrell a healthier lifestyle. He says he currently sleeps only two hours a night after his long baking days in Marin.
The bakery will be housed in Berkeley Kitchens, an emerging commercial kitchen space in an historic brick building on the corner of Carleton and Eighth streets and — all things going to plan — should be open at the beginning of October. … Continue reading »
As commutes go, Eduardo Morell knows he’s onto a good thing. The south-west Berkeley dweller spends 35 minutes behind the wheel before he reaches the bucolic setting that is home to the Headlands Center for the Arts near Sausalito, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. He’s greeted by fresh air, windswept hills, blue (or fog-filled) skies, the sound and smell of the ocean, and the seasons on display.
It is, without doubt, a special spot. That Morell gets to call it his workplace only makes it more magical.
The baker behind Morell’s Bread spends two 14- to 16-hour days at this artists’ enclave in a collection of former army barracks in the Marin Headlands, where he bakes naturally leavened bread in a wood-burning brick oven designed by master-builder Alan Scott. His loaves are served up to the artists-in-residence and sold at the Thursday and Saturday farmers’ markets in Berkeley. … Continue reading »