At CommonWealth Kitchen we do a lot. That’s because starting a business is a lot of work. Like you, everything we tackle is rooted in one basic goal: making sure your business succeeds.
Growing your food business at CommonWealth Kitchen isn’t a one-and-done program, teaching you a few basics and sending you on your way. This is a partnership. We are in this with you for the long haul.
Our suite of programs and offerings is designed to be flexible, meeting you where you are at the various stages of your company’s growth.
A 12,000 SF kitchen filled with ovens, skillets, and mixers, and more! Plus culinary support and a powerful network of peers, luminaries in the food business, and adjacent industries to help you learn.
As your company grows and demand for your product increases, we offer outsourced manufacturing with an array of custom processing and packaging equipment to help you scale.
For: New companies joining CommonWealth Kitchen
About: Every new business starting at our kitchen has the opportunity to take Ready to Launch, a 15-week program to guide food businesses through the steps needed to secure health permits and start operations.
For: BIPOC owners of product companies that are members of CommonWealth Kitchen
About: The fellowship is a new partnership between CommonWealth Kitchen and Associated Buyers, a natural foods distributor. Associated Buyers provides sales support, mentor connections, and marketing support to BIPOC members of our kitchen and CommonWealth Kitchen supports the company to scale their production.
For: Caterers and food trucks at CommonWealth Kitchen
About: Moving from running a catering business or food truck to your own restaurant can be expensive and risky. CommonWealth Kitchen provides retail outlets for our members to test their concept with minimal risk and lots of support from our team.
For: Any food related company in Massachusetts, New York, or New Jersey
About: A dynamic education and training program created specifically to help early-stage food entrepreneurs in low-income neighborhoods (focused on women, people of color, and immigrants) build strong businesses. The selective program features business education classes with professors from Babson College, mentorship from industry veterans, and the chance to apply for grants.
Open to food businesses in MA, NY, and NJ. Apply by January 28, 2022
For: BIPOC-owned restaurants in the Boston area
About: A pilot program to support independent restaurant owners as they weather the unprecedented impacts of COVID and build back stronger.