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To access or use the various rooms in the OAFVC, please contact us by registering for the website and booking the required area through the...Read more

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To access or use the various rooms in the OAFVC, please contact us by registering for the website and booking the required area through the facility schedule.

Please note - in order to do your own processing you must have an up-to-date Food Safety - Food Handler Course certificate. Please present your certificate to the OAFVC before entering the processing area. Labour fees may apply for any processing done by OAFVC employees.

Business Services

  • Food Handler Certification Training (dual certificate between HKPR & OAFVC)
  • Product Development Consulting
  • Packaging Development Consulting
  • Business Development Consulting

Food Processing

  • Cold Pressing
  • Dehydrating
  • Flash Freezing using liquid nitrogen
  • Slicing, Peeling, Shredding, Dicing
  • Centrifuge Drying
  • Washing and Sanitizing

Commercial Kitchen

  • Conventional Cooking over gas open flame
  • Cooking in industrial Tilting Kettles
  • Cooking in dual Convection Ovens
  • Sauté or Steam Vegetables in a tilting skillet

Packaging

  • Vacuum packaging
  • Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP)
  • Tamper evident seals
  • Heat sealed pouches
  • Semi-automatic filling of containers from 50 ml - 4.5 L
  • Product pasteurization and cooling

Conference Room

Clients and community members to wish to use the facility for meeting, training or another event have access to a projector, sound system, wifi, and seating for approximately 30 people.

Product Development Lab

  • Quality Control Lab
  • Food Technologists available

Specialty Product Processing

  • Pelletizing food products (hops, bran, etc.)
  • Processing corn and sorghum

Latest Blog Posts

 

Put a Commercial Kitchen in Your Food Truck Business Plan

If you are passionate about making food, serving people, and owning your own food business, then starting a food truck is a great decision. Food trucks are popular, fun, and have the potential to be very lucrative. The mobile convenience of bringing food to people is a huge benefit to consumers, and it’s one they are willing to pay for.

Help Your Products Fly Off the Shelves With Better Packaging Design

Food packaging and labelling is often the first introduction people have to your brand. And it can be the deciding factor as to whether or not people are willing to purchase your product. The purpose of packaging is simple: prevent leakage, maintain freshness, and appeal to the customer, all while meeting food packaging standards. Having high quality packaging with a creative design will attract customers and help them recognize your product when they come back for more.

The Pros and Cons About Packaging Materials

With everything in life there are pros and cons, except maybe chocolate cake — that would be all pro. However, there are pros and cons to food packaging. Your package is very often how your brand is identified in stores and farmers’ markets. Food packaging is really the only way you can ensure the food does not become contaminated. With proper packaging, you will extend the shelf life of your product while maintaining flavour and nutrients. How your product is packaged could also make or break a business.

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