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The Business Cultivator KITCHEN

Our kitchen program assists culinary professionals realize their dream by providing a low-cost, full-service kitchen space.

We eliminate the need for small businesses to take on the debt of purchasing expensive equipment or signing a long-term lease. Instead, culinary entrepreneurs can focus on building a sustainable and profitable business. If you’re looking for access to a commercial kitchen to produce your goods in accordance with Colorado Health Department regulations, we’re here to help.

Our Program

Our Kitchen Program provides:

  • 24/7 access to commercial equipment
  • Production workspace
  • Cold and dry storage
  • High-speed broadband internet access in kitchen area
  • 24-hour keycode access and security
  • Food safety training
  • Business management training
  • Ongoing technical assistance and one-on-one consulting

Requirements

Prior to acceptance into the program, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Business must be licensed with the Montrose County Health Department, DCPHE, FDA (as applicable)
  • Proof of Certified Food Protection Manager certification for one owner
  • $1 million for product liability insurance and $1 million general liability insurance, as well as $300,000 of damage to premises rented insurance, with the Business Cultivator listed as additionally insured on the policy.

Fees

Our fee structure is as follows:

  • $50 refundable deposit
  • $10 for one (1) hour of kitchen use
  • $30 for four hours (4) of kitchen use
  • $20 per month for dry locker storage (2’x 4′ x 6′ rolling locker)
  • $10 per month cold or freezer storage (2′ x 4′ shelf)

Download an application and get started!

Storage

  • Dry Storage Locker- $20 per month (2′ x 4′ x 6′ rolling locker)
  • Refrigeration- $10 for 2′ x 4′ shelf per month
  • Freezer- $10 for 2′ x 4′ shelf per month

Check List

To apply for kitchen use, you must:

We intend to serve as many food entrepreneurs as possible but place a priority on those who have an interest in building successful businesses. We reserve the right to deny applications to those who pose a risk to the safety and/or security of others.

Support

There’s more to a successful business than meets the eye. Food entrepreneurs often begin with an inspiration and skill in producing wonderful foods. What they often need to succeed is training in the functional areas of business, like marketing, accounting, operations, human resources, etc.