How to find Rental Kitchens?

Amy DeFiore
@amy-defiore
04/12/10 12:20:15PM
5 posts
I'm trying to start up a chocolate business but don't have a kitchen that I can use for commercial products yet. I am planning to start selling my product at craft shows and local flea markets versus opening a storefront right away.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to find commercial kitchens to rent?


updated by @amy-defiore: 06/25/15 02:16:51PM
Andre Costa
@andre-costa
04/12/10 02:18:03PM
103 posts
This is a very basic question, but have you Googled "commercial kitchen" or "kitchen incubator"? That's how I found the one I will start using (hopefully) this year.
Amy DeFiore
@amy-defiore
04/12/10 05:50:13PM
5 posts
I tried commercial kitchen and didn't have much luck. I'll have to try kitchen incubator. Thanks!
Valerie
@valerie
04/12/10 06:17:39PM
29 posts
Try http://www.bizkitchens.com/ Your state dept. of agriculture might also have suggestions.
Amy DeFiore
@amy-defiore
04/14/10 03:32:28PM
5 posts
The bizkitchens is a really helpful website! I'll have to try calling the caterers too. Thanks for the tips!!
Dirke Botsford
@dirke-botsford
04/16/10 05:59:40PM
98 posts
ask your local food inspector, they should know them all!
Claire North
@claire-north
04/28/10 08:07:47AM
13 posts
What about places like the Masonic Lodge or Veterans places..they cook so they have to be licensed right?
Alexandra Saunders
@alexandra-saunders
05/05/10 02:58:14AM
5 posts
That is a great idea Dirke. Thanks for the tip!
Ilene Shane
@ilene-shane
08/12/10 07:39:16PM
3 posts
Where are you from I have a wonderful kitchen available
Amy DeFiore
@amy-defiore
08/13/10 08:31:40AM
5 posts
I live a little north of Boston in Ma
Ilene Shane
@ilene-shane
08/13/10 10:19:22AM
3 posts
Oh... sorry I wish you were here
Matthew W.
@matthew-w
08/23/10 04:24:39PM
10 posts
Hello, I see you are in NY, I am also interested in possibly renting space/time. Would you be able to share more info?
Ilene Shane
@ilene-shane
08/23/10 04:29:44PM
3 posts
Hi Mathew, Depending on your needs in terms of hours and days and possible storage we would figure out a rate. So for example if you used the kitchen 35-40 hours per week and wanted some storage space the rate would approx be $3000 per month plus utilities. So if that is anyplace in the ball park give me a call to discuss and then come in to see the space. 212-725-6972 Thanks for your interest.
Andy Ciordia
@andy-ciordia
08/27/10 11:44:57AM
157 posts
Additional ideas, we ran out of church kitchens for quite a while. Knights of Columbus banquet halls. We've also been able to use other bakers kitchens. If you work out at the markets you'll meet lots of people who will have local suggestions and be able to help you with caveats too.

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