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.
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.
You do not need to be a member of CommonWealth Kitchen to participate!
With over 250 members, our Boston Small Food Business Group offers entrepreneurs an active online space to share ideas, questions, and resources.
Culinary and Business Support
In addition to our shared kitchens, we offer wrap-around business and technical support to all members at every stage of growth—start-up, incubation, and growth. We help our business owners master the intricacies of permitting, safe food handling, labeling, sourcing, packaging, distribution, margin calculations, managing multiple sales channels, and customer acquisition. We also broker connections to powerful industry networks to help members access new channels and secure sales.
All businesses joining the kitchen will receive the training they need to get their business off the ground through our Ready to Launch program.
The The Massachusetts Food Processors Resource Guide is an excellent place to start if you are thinking about starting a specialty food business. The guide from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources covers everything from food safety to sales and trade shows.