Food Ventures Center Manager
740-592-3854 ext. 119
Adam Kody joined the ACEnet staff in December 2016, serving as Kitchen Manager of the Food Ventures Center shared-use kitchen incubator. Mr. Kody assists in providing training and technical assistance to food and farm microenterprises. He is licensed by the Better Process Control School, having received training in thermal processing, sanitation, and food safety procedures. Mr. Kody supervises production in the thermal processing room and trains new entrepreneurs to use processing equipment and comply with food safety and good manufacturing practices. In addition to ensuring that food producers maintain a high level of sanitation, he also assists in the scaling up of recipes to suit the level of production that the client hopes to attain, ensuring a beneficial and informative process for all clients, new and old alike.
Mr. Kody’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 Nelsonville where he can be found experimenting in his own test kitchen at home or strumming on his guitar.