Commercial Kitchen Program

The Business of Food

Since 2002, the Commercial Kitchen Program has assisted more than 100 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
  • Caterers
  • Food Producers/Packagers
  • Other food related businesses

About the Commercial Kitchen Program

Our Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program is a community of young startups and mature food entrepreneurs. We provide 24/7 access to commercial equipment, production workspace, cold and dry storage, and industry specific business support and guidance.

  • Opportunity to learn and network with other food entrepreneurs

  • Access to free business coaching and low-cost business classes

  • Assistance with 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


The Ribber

“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


Application Process

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.

Program Requirements

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

Program Fees

Our straightforward monthly kitchen fees makes it easy for businesses to manage their expenses.

  • $45 application fee
  • $100 refundable deposit

  • $35 monthly program fee
  • $12 per hour kitchen use
  • Extra equipment, such as refrigerators, may be rented at an additional cost.

Ready to get cooking?

Click the button below to start the application process and schedule a kitchen tour.