Darnell Adams

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Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Darnell Adams is a dynamic food entrepreneur, who is passionate about accessibility and equity within the local food system. Currently, she is the Project Manager of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op, coordinating all phases of co-op development including business planning, growing membership and seeking funding opportunities. During her 5 years as Managing Director of CropCircle Kitchen, Boston’s culinary incubator and accelerator, she revamped the organization’s Standard Operating Procedures, business training, and the membership application process and was responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the facility. During her tenure at the incubator, CropCircle substantially increased kitchen usage and doubled earned revenue for the organization. Darnell has taught the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification class for the past 8 years and is HAACP certified.  Prior to CropCircle Kitchen, Darnell was the owner and Executive Chef of “Eat-In” Style, a catering company she ran for 5+ years. Darnell has a B.S. in Biology and earned a Master’s of Education from Harvard University.


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