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Indiana Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens - Places to make foods to sell

Indiana Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens -
Places to make foods to sell!

A licensed kitchen is an inspected, registered commercial kitchen where foods intended for sale can be safely made, in accordance with laws and regulations. While many states allow some low-risk foods to be made at home and sold in smaller quantities, many foods intended for sale can only be made in a licensed kitchen. If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, refrigerated foods or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. many licensed kitchens open their doors at low cost to local food entrepreneurs. If you would rather have a company make and package the food product for you, see this list of copackers in Indiana

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Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens and Shared Kitchens

Note: You may find it is required by your state take the ServSafe® training classes for Manager and employees. It certainly is advisable, in any case. You can get the ServSafe® Handbook that accompanies the course here.

  • A Cut Above Catering Kitchen - Commercial kitchen
    21 5th St. NE Carmel, IN 46032 Phone: 317‐575‐9514 Contact: Amy von Eiff .
  • ArtHouse, A Social Kitchen -
    411 E 5th, Gary, IN 46402. Phone: 219-979-8156. Email: [email protected].  A commercial kitchen rental for local residents and emerging businesses, culinary business incubation program (CBI), rental space for events and meetings, a pop up café shaped by CBI participants and gallery/exhibition space.
  • Carmel Kitchen -
    1025 W Main St, Carmel, IN 46032. Phone: (317) 714 1198. Our 1,000-square-foot facility is available for rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition, we also offer secure dry, cool, and frozen storage to rent by the month. Conveniently located on Main Street in Carmel (between Meridian and Rangeline Road), our well-equipped kitchen provides a safe, secure system with the latest in security features, such as keyless access and video surveillance for food security. For your comfort and convenience, we also provide wireless internet service at no charge, and have a flat-screen TV positioned for viewing while you prepare your creations.
  • CookSpring Shared Kitchen at The Summit -
    1025 West Rudisill Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN 46807. Phone: 260-446-3226. Email: [email protected]. A 4800 square foot commercial / commissary kitchen for rent to culinary entrepreneurs. Our mission is to operate this shared kitchen as a springboard for culinary entrepreneurs to launch their businesses and eventually grow into 46807 and the city of Fort Wayne. The Shared Kitchen is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is available hourly through an affordable monthly membership. We do not require long-term contracts and have helped launch successful culinary businesses throughout Fort Wayne!
  • Flanner House Shared Kitchen -
    2424 Doctor MLK JR St, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Hourly Kitchen & Event Space Rental. A big obstacle for starting a food business is the very high cost of setting up a commercial kitchen. Flanner House Shared Kitchen is here to alleviate that obstacle, and move you toward fulfillment of your dreams. A fully equipped, commercially licensed, shared use kitchen in Indianapolis, IN., allows you to build your business on an as needed basis with lowered risk and low start-up costs.
  • Food Works - kitchen‐usage,  Commercial kitchen.
    318 S Washington St. Bloomington, IN 47402 Phone: 812‐219‐9525 Contact: Donna Storm ‐shared‐
  • Indy's Kitchen -
    2442 North Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46205. Phone: 317-426-2996. Email: [email protected]. Indy's Kitchen is a 2,360 square foot facility, available for rent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer two complete kitchens plus, secured dry, cool and frozen storage is available to rent by the month. We also offer table seating space that you may rent for tastings, classes or social events.
  • Instant Replay Kitchen -
    5646 Mutual Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46239. Phone: (317) 527-7283. Email: [email protected].
  • Kitchen Corner - Commercial kitchen, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Scale-up recipes, We specialize in small and start-ups
    403 Main St, Beech Grove, IN 46107. Phone: (317) 413-0483. Open: Call for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. It's your vision, our kitchen' Kitchen Corner is a family-owned and operated licensed commercial kitchen specializing in helping small businesses get their start. We have two kitchens with various equipment including stoves, ovens, Grill tops, fryers, warming unit, and more. We have plenty of refrigeration, freezer, and dry storage available. We have monthly memberships starting as low as $200 Located in Marion County. We do require proof of insurance and ServSafe Certification to use our space. The Marion County Board of Health requires a shared user kitchen application be filled out and kept on file. We do require proof of insurance and ServSafe Certification to use our space. (ADDED: October 05, 2021)
  • Mr & Mrs Commissary Kitchen - Commercial kitchen, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, We specialize in small and start-ups
    209 South 7th Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107. Open: for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Commissary space for hot dog carts and food trailers  Marion County Board of Health approved and fully secured with security cameras. We rent our commissary space out for basic food prep and clean up for hot dog carts. Pricing $200 per month for 24 hours a day 7 days a week access + $75 sign-up . (ADDED: September 14, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Nana Clare's Kitchen -
    3907 Calumet Ave Suite 106 , Valparaiso, IN 46383. Phone: (219) 286-3645. Rent our kitchen, run your business. Take your home-based food business to the next level without the huge financial burden or risk of opening your own restaurant, bakery or cafe. We are SO much more than a commercial kitchen or a place to cook! We truly care about you, your success and helping you take your business wherever you would like it to go!
  • One World KitchenShare -
    2361 W. Rappel Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404. Phone: 812-339-2256 Ext: 21. Email: Jay Burton at [email protected]. We offer a 24/7 certified commercial kitchen to new and experienced food businesses. We provide the tools you need to create a successful food business. Our facility was designed in 2016 and built to last, integrating the best quality in cooking and processing equipment -always with an eye toward efficiency.
  • Southside Kitchen -
    100 Byrd Way, Greenwood, IN 46143.
  • Ohio River Valley Food Venture -
    975 Industrial Dr, Madison, IN 47250. Phone: 812‐273‐6510. Contact: Helen Cope Commercial kitchen. A facility based in Southern Indiana designed for start-ups, entrepreneurs, and other up-and-comers. We're here when your business needs more room to grow, access to tech and resources, and amenities to make working easier. Our mission is to provide cost-effective space, and a synergistic environment to encourage the development of local entrepreneurs which contribute to the area's economic health, and create and retain job opportunities.
  • Other Resources

    If you still can't find a suitable kitchen, you may need a co-packers.  Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies - and small food businesses - to sell.   See this list of co-packers in your area.


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