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 ($): 350
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
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
Food trucks
Serviceable business stage:
Community Group
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 May 9, 2018