Networks and Partnerships

We all have a role to play in creating a food economy that is truly equitable and just. Especially as diverse small food businesses have been disproportionately impacted by society’s inequities—and now by the pandemic. 

Nothing happens in a vacuum—it takes partnerships and teams. CommonWealth Kitchen and our partners create the foundation that leads to success for the rising business owners that come through our doors. 

Whether you are a buyer or distributor looking to support BIPOC and women-owned businesses, a representative of a hospital or university that wants to get locally made food on the menu, or a food industry professional with connections and knowledge to share, reach out to us to learn how you can can get involved.

Higher Education




Food Industry Mentors

Through the Cultivate Small Business Program, we recruit and match seasoned food industry professionals with our start-up businesses for real-world support and guidance.