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Incubator kitchen

JoanJoan subscriber Posts: 2
edited August 2006 in Business Planning
I am new to Startupnation. I would like to start a cookie/catering business. I discovered there were few if any commercial kitchens to rent. (churches only). I started looking online for the need of commercial kitchens. I discovered "incubator kitchens" located across the nation. These are commercial kitchens available for rent to those wanting to start a food business without the high cost of building their own kitchen. So, my idea: build an incubator kitchen to rent out and to start my own cookie/catering business.  How would one do a market research for such a kitchen. Is there a way to find interest without giving away the idea? Thanks Joan2006-8-28 1:43:19


  • NicoleCNicoleC subscriber Posts: 18
    Welcome to SuN!  Have you checked with your local municipality`s economic development office & down town development office to see if they are aware of existing incubator kitchens?  Also what about your local small business administration office and local Chamber of Commerce? 
    I wonder if any of the food service regulating bodies, i.e. health departments, maintain data which could help you in your market research on incubator kitchens.
  • JoanJoan subscriber Posts: 2
    Thank you for the welcome RealtorNicole.  I have checked with the county and city offices, there is nothing available.  Although I have talked to the health department about requirements I have not inquired about their data onhand. Thanks for the input. Joan
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