HBK Incubates is a shared commercial kitchen space and business support program for high-growth food enterprises, run by award-winning food business Hot Bread Kitchen. In the capital-intensive culinary industry, our incubator allows entrepreneurs to mitigate start-up risk and grow their food ventures in a community of business owners.

We have over 3000 sq. ft. of commercial kitchen space with 24/7 access, and we offer a full suite of kitchen equipment. In addition, we rent out dedicated dry, refrigerated and freezer storage for our businesses.

In addition to our space, we have a business advisor on staff who can provide one-on-one coaching and business plan development. We support businesses in securing the capital needed to grow, and we provide access to workshops and educational resources.

HBK Incubates is open to all food entrepreneurs. We are well-suited to caterers, specialty food makers, recipe testers, restaurants doing training and menu development, meal delivery businesses and many other types of businesses.

We offer subsidized rates to make our program accessible to all. 30% of our members are low-income and receive subsidies on kitchen rental and storage. If you think you qualify, please inquire.

SHORT TERM RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES: If you need a short term space to prepare food for your next event, contact HBK Incubates about our commercial tenant and short term rates.

ENTREPRENEURIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP): If you aren’t quite ready to enter the incubator program, consider joining EAP – a theory based program to provide instruction, training, technical assistance and support services to individuals who have recently started their own food or non food-based business. To find out more, email incubator@hotbreadkitchen.org

Mission or business tagline: HBK Incubates is a shared commercial kitchen space and business support program for high-growth food enterprises, run by award-winning food business Hot Bread Kitchen. In the capital-intensive culinary industry, our incubator allows entrepreneurs to mitigate start-up risk and grow their food ventures in a community of business owners.
Accepting new clients?: Yes
Additional fees and services :
Dry storage
Cold storage
Freezer storage
Cleaning
Food business consulting
Recipe testing
Special events
FDA registered facility
City or county agency for kitchen licensing and inspection: NYC
Kitchen spaces available:
Kitchen or cooking
Bake shop or bakery
Refrigerator storage
Chilled or temperature controlled room
Dry storage/pantry
Freezer storage
Commercial equipment available:
Range
Induction Cooktop
Commercial Oven
Convection Oven (circulation of hot air)
Rack Oven
Tilt Skillet
Fryer
Mixer
Griddle
Food Processor
Food Mixer
Prep Tables
Other kitchen offerings:
Business address
Dishwasher
Delivery location
Ice machine
Loading dock
Mobile stainless steel worktables
Parking
Pots and pans
Key or card entry
Pest management
Security cameras
Sheet pans
Space to park/clean/plug in food truck/carts
Stainless steel worktables and sinks
Stainless steel shelves
Trash and recycling
WiFi
24/7 Access
Kitchen product specialization:
Beverages
Breads, cookies, and other baked goods
Candy or confectionery
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
Dry mixes, seasonings, or rubs
Fermentation
Ready-to-eat foods (catering/chefs/food delivery)
Jams, jellies, and syrups
Sauces (BBQ, mustard, salsa)
Food business consulting and product development
Serviceable business stage:
New (has legal documents)
Existing business
Growing & scaling up production
Bookable only by Verified Food Businesses: Yes
Country: United States
Most recently updated Jan 29, 2018