Q: what is an incubator kitchen?
A: An incubator kitchen is a licensed commercial space that is certified for food production. Renters can use the kitchen by the hour or day to produce food while fulfilling regulatory compliance. Food entrepreneurs, ranging from chefs, caterers, bakers can benefit from the shared kitchen instead of spending capital to build or lease their own facility.
A true incubator kitchen does not simply offer shared commercial kitchen space but also an engine for entrance into the marketplace and inspiration for economic and operational self-sufficiency. It identifies barriers to entry, whether they be capital, gendered, racial or language-based, reduces the risks associated and creates a platform from which truly talented entrepreneurs can grow and thrive.
Q: How do I rent use for the kitchen?
A: An application packet outlining guidelines of facility use and documentation are required for use of the kitchen. In addition, applicants will be required to attend an informational meeting with Food Hub Manager, Julie Henderson. She is responsible for the Blessings Food Hub’s daily activities, rental schedule, and applicant files. Check out our Kitchen & Event Rental Page here!
Q: Where do I find out information on all i need to have along with my Kitchen Rental Application?
A: Here at Blessings Food Hub, we understand that it can be overwhelming to research information for obtaining everything you need to for making sure you're following food safety guidelines and getting properly certified. Here we have provided all the information needed to help complete you Kitchen Rental Application process here!
Q: I have more questions. Who can I contact
A: Our very own Julie Henderson is responsible for the Blessings Food Hub’s daily activities, rental schedule, applicant files, and is more than happy to answer your questions. You can call Blessings Food Hub at (309) 201-0750 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!