Gathering AK Café is having a grand opening April 15-20, showcasing 6 local “guest chefs”, that have a passion for food and a strong desire to start a small business. Depending on the day you go to the Café, Filipino food, barbecue, baked goods with gluten-free options, and more, are on the menu, and in the refrigerator. Anchorage re:MADE is repurposing the café and commercial kitchen at their building on the Old Seward Highway, to help local entrepreneurs fulfill their dreams. Frank’s Barbeque grand open is Friday, April 19th, 11-8, but he’s already been open for a few weeks now. Frank has seen an increase in his customers. The idea is for the business not to remain at Gathering AK Café but to become a viable business with its own location. So each store can move closer to your part of town, depending on interest. According to Annette Buist, Anchorage re:MADE volunteer, “this is like the apartment you get, before the house that you buy.” Being able to be a guest chef in the Café comes after participation in a small business class that Anchorage re:MADE offers. The brain-child of Patti Buist, this is the first event that Anchorage re:MADE has organized with cooking. Application for the “Dreamers” classes are available online, to reduce paper use, and classes may eventually be offered online. Monday through Saturday, at 13500 Old Seward Highway, south of Huffman, the hours vary slightly from chef to chef. You can see a schedule at gatherak.com and check out the event on Facebook: Gathering AK Café. Other classes and opportunities available at www.anchorageREMADE.com.