What is an Incubator Kitchen?
A shared-use kitchen is a licensed commercial space that is certified for food production. Renters or members can use the kitchen by the hour or day to produce food while fulfilling regulatory compliance.
You may find that you need an Incubator Kitchen if you are a:
- Start-up food business in need of your first facility
- Home-based business that wishes to legalize and grow your operation
- Established business relying on one-off or difficult situation kitchen rentals
- Established business looking to grow or reach a new market
These businesses include caterers, food trucks, prepared meal services, meal or box delivery, pet food makers, personal chefs, bakers, street vendors, cake decorators and producers of specialty food items such as condiments, beverages, and candies. Delivery only restaurants, also known as ‘dark restaurants’, ‘ghost restaurants’, or ‘cloud restaurants’ are increasing leveraging shared use kitchens to lower their overhead and launch pop-up dinner options.