Food Enterprise Coordinator
740-592-3854 ext. 119
Adam Kody joined the ACEnet staff in December 2016, serving as the Food Enterprise Coordinator. Adam manages ACEnet’s shared-use kitchen incubator. He assists in providing training and technical assistance to food and farm microenterprises. He is the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Coordinator for the ACEnet Food Ventures Center in Athens where small businesses produce artisanal, value-added specialty foods. Adam works directly with entrepreneurs throughout the intake and assessment process, start-up and expansion stages. He has a wide-ranging series of certifications in food safety, including Better Process Controls, HACCP-plan development and implementation, and Preventive Controls for Human Food. Additionally, Adam is a certified ServSafe instructor and proctor, having assisted many foodservice entrepreneurs and employees through successful completion of the State-required Food Protection Manager certification course. He uses this knowledge base to implement a multi-tiered approach in assisting up-and-coming entrepreneurs through the regulatory hurdles they encounter early and often throughout their growth. Adam currently serves as the President on the Community Food Initiatives (CFI) Board of Directors.
Adam’s first experience with Athens began in college, where he graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Management. After going back to his hometown of Cleveland for several years, he has made his return to Athens County and now resides in Guysville where he can be found experimenting in his own test kitchen at home or strumming on his guitar.