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At this Local Food networking event you will be able to tour the fastest-growing shared commercial kitchen and culinary incubator in the Boston area, at Stock Pot Malden’s “Polka Dot Kitchen” (as profiled in the Boston Herald and Dig Boston). In addition to product retailers and wholesalers, Stock Pot has outfitted its space especially for mobile entrepreneurs, particularly food trucks and gourmet meal delivery services. Entrepreneurs that rent the kitchen space not only get access to a world-class kitchen, but ongoing one-on-one consultation with the staff of business, finance/accounting, regulatory and culinary experts. In some cases, the company provides investment capital in businesses that are ready to grow. Join us as we learn about this space and the business model supporting Stock Pot’s brilliant vision!
Emily Gouillart is the Director of Operations for both SPM and CCV. She has a background in project management and public policy, and has provided strategic consulting to more than 20 international government agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations. She holds a Master of International and Public Affairs from Columbia University, a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and has served on the legislative staff of US Congressman John Olver and MA Rep. David Linsky. She is well-known throughout the Boston area for speaking unnaturally fast and eating ridiculous quantities of cheese. She would like to congratulate her father, Francis Gouillart, who won their long-running bet about whether or not she'd turn into a consultant like him.
Francis Gouillart is an internationally renowned management consultant and President of the Experience Co-Creation Partnership, an education and consulting firm that helps clients build co-creative management and organizational capabilities. He is a co-founder of SPM/CCV and currently serves as acting CEO for both. He has over 30 years of experience consulting to the leadership of major global firms and governments, and pioneered co-creation as a leading model for business transformation. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from ESSEC in his home country of France. He co-authored two BusinessWeek best-selling books, "The Power of Co-Creation" and "Transforming the Organization," and his publications are regularly featured in the Harvard Business Review among other business periodicals.
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