Since 2002, the Business Incubator Center’s Commercial Kitchen Program has assisted more than 100 culinary professionals realize their dream.

About the Program

Our Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program is a community of young startup 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

Kitchen Client – Mountain Valley Seasonings

THE BUSINESS OF FOOD


In the Kitchen

“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, Owner of 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.

  • Business must be licensed with the Mesa County Public Health Department, FDA, and the State of Colorado (as applicable)

  • Proof of Certified Food Protection Manager Certification for one owner

  • Provide $2M general liability insurance policy

Kitchen Client – Ghost Rock Farm

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
  • Additional equipment, such as refrigerators, may be rented at an additional cost.


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