Support for local Restaurants

We believe restaurants are the backbone of our communities. And this past year+ has been especially hard. 

CommonWealth Kitchen offers a home to test your restaurant concept—as a caterer or food truck—and hands-on support to help you launch your own brick and mortar. 

For established restaurants, we offer practical educational programs such as Cultivate Small Business and our COVID recovery Restaurant Resiliency Initiative.

Equitable Economic Recovery

Restaurant Resiliency Initiative

A pilot program to support independent restaurant owners as they weather the unprecedented impacts of COVID 19 on the restaurant industry and build back stronger. 

A mini MBA for Food Businesses

Cultivate Small Business

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 capital grants. 

Open to food businesses in MA, NY, and NJ. Apply by January 28, 2022

Outsource your production

Co-manufacturing

Have a special sauce that you would like to bottle? Looking for outsourced help producing some of your menu items? See how our trained staff can help your business.

Connect with local small food businesses!

  • Looking to buy or sell equipment?
  • Need advice on hiring? Or packaging?
  • Seeking a recommendation for a solid electrician?
  • Or just looking for like-minded small food business owners for support?
 

With over 250 members, our Boston Small Food Business Group offers an active space to share ideas, questions, resources with fellow food entrepreneurs.