The Cook’s Nook is more than just a culinary incubator. We’re a community of food professionals and entrepreneurs working to build food companies that are sustainable, profitable, and aware of the community around us. The Cook’s Nook offers 3 membership plans to meet the needs of food+tech entrepreneurs: Food Entrepreneur, Food Professional, and Entrepreneur Development, each with a focus on developing the business owner, the company, as much as the product.

Whether you are working on core recipes and processes; structuring your business and financials towards rapid growth; delivering quality product to retail, to farmer's markets, or wider distribution channels; creating a cookbook, image and brand; or simply want to learn more about food entrepreneurship, we have a plan for you.

Mission or business tagline: The Cook’s Nook is a culinary incubator for Austin-area artisans, mobile food vendors, and caterers who are in the early stages of their business. We help create food entrepreneurs and successful businesses.
Accepting new clients?: Yes
Security deposit amount ($): 250
Additional fees and services :
Dry storage
Cold storage
Freezer storage
Warehouse storage
Food business consulting
HAACP planning
Nutritional analysis
Recipe testing
Special events
City or county agency for kitchen licensing and inspection: Travis County
Kitchen spaces available:
Kitchen or cooking
Bake shop or bakery
Refrigerator storage
Dish room/scullery
Demo kitchen
Dry storage/pantry
Freezer storage
Event space
Commercial equipment available:
Range
Commercial Oven
Convection Oven (circulation of hot air)
Rack Oven
Fryer
Mixer
Griddle
Proofer
Charbroiler
Prep Tables
Onsite specialty rooms :
Temperature controlled
Other kitchen offerings:
Business address
Composting
Dishwasher
Delivery location
Demo or tasting room
Fax machine
Greywater disposal
Grease recycling/disposal
Ice machine
Loading dock
Lockable storage cages
Mobile stainless steel worktables
Office space
Pan racks
Parking
Key or card entry
Pest management
Printer
Recycling
Scanner
Security cameras
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:
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
Pet foods
Sauces (BBQ, mustard, salsa)
Food business consulting and product development
Serviceable business stage:
Community Group
Recipe testing
Pre-venture (idea-phase, no legal documents)
New (has legal documents)
Existing business
Growing & scaling up production
Bookable only by Verified Food Businesses: Yes
Country: United States
Most recently updated Aug 8, 2017