Commercial Kitchen Program
The Business of Food
Since 2002, the Commercial Kitchen Program has assisted culinary professionals realize their dream. By providing a low-cost, full-service kitchen space, we eliminate the need for small businesses to take on the debt of purchasing expensive equipment or signing a long-term lease. Instead, culinary entrepreneurs can focus on building a sustainable and profitable business.
Our Kitchen is open to:
- Food Trucks
- Food Producers/Packagers
- Other food related businesses
About the Commercial Kitchen Program
Our Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program is a community of startups and seasoned food entrepreneurs. We provide 24/7 access to commercial equipment, production workspace, cold and dry storage, and industry specific business support and guidance.
Access to free business coaching and low-cost business classes
Assistance with registration & licensing process
24/7 access with secure entry system
Food truck/trailer parking with plug in capability
Access to a large variety of commercial equipment
Walk-in refrigeration and freezer
High-speed WiFi within the kitchen
Opportunity to learn and network with other food entrepreneurs
“I enjoy being able to use a commercial kitchen that has the capability to handle the needs of my growing business. I also appreciate the opportunity to consult with the Incubator staff and learn and share knowledge with other caterers and food trucks that use the kitchen.”
– John Young, The Ribber
HOW TO JOIN
There is an application process to join the Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program including the submission of a business plan and 6-month projected cash flows. Our Small Business Development Center offers free business coaching and low-cost classes to assist with the business planning and cash flow process.
Prior to acceptance into the program, businesses must meet the following requirements.
- Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
Business must be licensed with the Mesa County Public Health Department , CDPHE, and FDA (as applicable)
Proof of Certified Food Protection Manager Certification for one owner
- Provide $2M general liability insurance policy
Our straightforward monthly kitchen fees makes it easy for businesses to manage their expenses.
- $45 application fee
- $200 refundable deposit
$50 monthly program fee
$14 per hour kitchen use
Extra equipment, such as refrigerators, may be rented at an additional cost.
Ready to get cooking?
Call the Commercial Kitchen Program Manager at 970.243.5242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.