Small-Batch Manufacturing in the Heart of Boston

In addition to our shared kitchen, we run a fully licensed food manufacturing facility.

Our skilled kitchen crew and large capacity equipment allow small food companies to outsource production and grow!   

 

Co-manufacturing and co-packing

Product Companies & Restaurants

With a skilled kitchen crew, specialty equipment, and lower minimums than other co-packers, our manufacturing was created especially for small-food companies. Leave the cooking and packing to us so you can focus on growing your business.

Value-added products

Farmers

Looking to diversify your products? Stuck with a surplus of one crop? Talk to us about an easy way to turn your vegetables into value-added products like pickles, pesto, and tomato sauce! Just deliver the veggies and we take care of the rest.

Healthy and local food

Institutions

Looking for locally made products to add to your menu?  Talk to us about the products CommonWealth Kitchen and our member businesses offer for food service and grab-and-go retail.

Why Urban Food Production?

We built our own co-manufacturing kitchen because we couldn’t find a comparable operation in Boston to meet the production needs of our growing product companies. Our co-manufacturing kitchen allows us to: 

  • Outsource production: We take on production for our members when they secure large-scale contracts so that they can continue to grow. We also outsource the production for local restaurants and product companies. 
  • Reduce food waste: We support Massachusetts farms by turning surplus crops into products that can generate revenue beyond the growing season.
  • Increase healthy and local food: We increase the availability of minimally-processed, locally-sourced food. 
  • Create jobs: We are bringing manufacturing jobs back to the city and creating sustainable employment in the heart of one of Boston’s most underserved neighborhoods.
  •  Supports our mission-based work: This work generates much needed revenue for CommonWealth Kitchen, enabling us to help more entrepreneurs each year.

Our Equipment

  • Two 100 gallon steam jacketed kettles
  • 140 qt Robot Coupe
  • Kook-E-King Dough Depositor
  • 3-Rack Blast Freezer
  • 40 qt robot coupe
  • Hot-filler and Unifiller
  • 40 gallon tilt skillet
  • Combitherm® oven
  • Bottling line and capper

Our Certifications

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