Commercial food products must be produced in a licensed production facility. The cost of equipment alone is enough to stop most culinary businesses before they start.
To meet the needs of culinary entrepreneurs, a fully equipped licensed commercial kitchen is available. This is a shared use facility where food producers can legally prepare, process, cook and store perishables. It is a fully licensed facility for catering, food preparation, and specialty food production.
This commercial kitchen facility is available to:
- Those wishing to produce and package specialty or gourmet foods
- Street vendors
- Church, school or civic groups
In addition to providing shared-use kitchen space, the Kitchen Incubator is a place where small business owners can learn more about the technical aspects of food production and receive assistance with such skills as:
- Product development
- Ingredient sourcing
- Packaging and labeling
- Shelf-life information
- Nutritional analysis
- Marketing strategies, and more
Kitchen Incubator tenants also have access to other Incubator resources including:
- Copy and Fax machines
- Resource library
- Computer lab
- Secretarial services
- Conference rooms
For more information, contact the Kitchen Incubator manager at (970) 243-5242.
If you would like to have the health department review you plan, please complete the following application: