RESOURCES & PARTNERS
Here we have listed helpful resources for small and mobile food businesses including our industry-related partners. These partners are other organizations that we admire and work with to help food entrepreneurs get the information, support, and protection they deserve as they work to build their business.
If you believe that your organization or site would be a good resource to include on this page, or if you know of other resources that might be helpful to food vendors everywhere, please contact us.
THE KITCHEN DOOR
The Kitchen Door is a search engine for food businesses to easily find and connect with kitchens for rent near them. Whether they need help growing their business, a way to stay compliant with health department, or just a place to cook, finding the right kitchen can accelerate a food business to the next level.
Roaming Hunger helps mobile food caterers grow through software, local catering and public event opportunities, and marketing support. Reach out to learn more about how they can help you grow your business.
A business resource page for food vendors. Ben offers articles, step-by-step training, links, and resources for vendors, vending, and hot dog carts and operations.
THE FOOD CORRIDOR
The Food Corridor, LLC is the first online marketplace for food businesses to connect with available commercial food assets. Food businesses can find and book commercial kitchens, equipment, commissaries, processors, co-packers, and food storage spaces. Commercial Kitchens should connect through the Network for Incubator & Commissary Kitchens (NICK). NICK is an official, private, specialized group of business professionals, moderated by The Food Corridor, LLC
Vendors United is the “Street Food Vending” startup, survival, and success guide for any vendor out there. Offers courses and content for street food vendors.
THE BUSINESS INCUBATOR CENTER
The Business Incubator Center supports the launch, growth, stabilization, and long-term success of business enterprises in Mesa County, Colorado and the surrounding region. They also offer space for lease to client companies including a licensed commercial kitchen.
MARKETING FOOD ONLINE
Marketing Food Online is the Premiere Source for all information to help you start your food business and understand and navigate the world of food business. From co -packer lists, FDA labeling requirements, Sourcing food and much more!
NOTSTARVE KITCHEN INCUBATOR
NotStarve is a commercial kitchen, a food business incubator, a startup company accelerator. NotStarve owned 4,800 square footage separate in two function area, commercial kitchen space, and co-working office space to provide multi-functional rental service for all kind of food business. Our food-related-focused Startup Incubator has years of experience and we understand that our success is measured by the accomplishments of our portfolio companies. When you join us, you’ll get immediate access to mentorship from strategic industry experts, exclusive networking events, and more.
THE ENTERPRISE CENTER
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises (CCE) supports both established and start-up food businesses and food processors in need of commercial kitchen space and technical assistance, as part of The Enterprise Center’s mission to encourage the growth of local businesses and spur job creation in our communities. The CCE boasts 5,000 square feet of commercial grade cooking facilities, including four state-of-the-art, shared-use commercial kitchens, and E-kitchen space. The facility also houses two walk-in refrigeration boxes, a walk-in freezer box, a dry storage room, ice machine, locked cages for storing product, small wares, a shower, and lockers.
CULINARY KITCHEN AND BEYOND
Culinary Kitchen and Beyond is a licensed commercial kitchen in Dallas, TX available to rent hourly. Their business is dedicated to culinary entrepreneurs, small-scale producers, farmers market vendors, chefs, cooking classes, caterers, bakers, food photographers, or anyone needing a licensed kitchen.
Foodworks operates high fidelity culinary incubators across the United States. They provide specialized products and services to entrepreneurs in the food community to help them bring new companies and ideas to market. They offer flexible and affordable infrastructure, outsourced services, personalized mentorship, educational events and workshops, and a vibrant community of culinary professionals looking to innovate the industry.
PREP is a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen facility serving Georgia, and the Southeastern United States. PREP’s concept, facility, and amenities have been custom designed to be a culinary haven for food artisans such as, specialty food producers, bakers, caterers, mobile food service operators & food trucks, prepared meal company’s, pre-opening restaurant menu creation, and movie set catering companies.
United Kitchen is a commercial kitchen in Illinois that can be rented at an affordable cost and a place for chefs to sell their goodies. They are also a retail shop with unique local food products.
YOUR PRO KITCHEN
Your Pro Kitchen offers professionally-equipped, commercially licensed multi-station kitchen facilities for professional cooking and baking at various facilities throughout Florida and Arkansas. They are flexible enough to support many different uses, such as cooking classes, private events, and the production of bottling your products.
COMMERCIAL KITCHEN OF FORT MYERS
A fully equipped commercial kitchen for rent serving Southwest Florida. In addition to their state-of-the-art commercial shared kitchen space, they provide resources and guidance to food entrepreneurs.
EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES
Offers new and used hot dog carts also provides tips for hot dog vendors and runs a weekly radio show called Hot Dog Vendor Radio (HDVR).
A comprehensive database of festivals and fairs. festivalnet.com publishes detailed event information on 26,000+ festivals, art shows. art and craft shows, music festivals, and other events.
Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000 to 30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors. The New York Times dubbed Smorgasburg “The Woodstock of Eating.” In addition to the weekend markets, Smorgasburg oversees the concessions at Central Park SummerStage, operates Berg’n, runs a weekly year-round Sunday market in Downtown Los Angeles for 65 vendors, and Smorgasburg Upstate, a monthly weekend market for 60 vendors from My through October at the Hutton Brickyards in Kingston, NY.
TEXAS COTTAGE FOOD LAW
A site dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of home food producers in the state of Texas.