Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator, a proud 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Our mission is to help local entrepreneurs jump-start early-stage food companies and food related businesses by providing low cost, low risk access to shared-use commercial kitchens and other industry-specific technical resources.

Our goal is to help grow the local food economy by creating a community of support for food entrepreneurs and cultivating an environment where emerging culinary startups can test, create, scale and thrive.

This is a place where food producers, farmers, fishermen and other industry members can connect directly with consumers, engage the community and collaborate with peers.

Hope & Main’s nonprofit incubator program supports dozens of food-related companies, including specialty food product makers, artisanal bakers, caterers, food trucks, farmers, personal chefs and nutritionists.

Mission or business tagline: Make Food Your Business
Accepting new clients?: Yes <%
Additional fees and services :
Dry storage
Cold storage
Freezer storage
Warehouse storage
Cleaning
Batch testing
Copacking
Food business consulting
Food process authority
HAACP planning
Nutritional analysis
Recipe testing
Water activity testing
Special events
FDA registered facility
City or county agency for kitchen licensing and inspection: Rhode Island
Kitchen spaces available:
Kitchen or cooking
Bake shop or bakery
Refrigerator storage
Dish room/scullery
Demo kitchen
Dry storage/pantry
Freezer storage
Warehouse storage
Packing room
Event space
Teaching kitchen
Commercial equipment available:
Range
Induction Cooktop
Commercial Oven
Convection Oven (circulation of hot air)
Commercial Grinder
Steam Kettle
Tilt Skillet
Fryer
Deck Oven
Mixer
Dough Sheeter
Proofer
Food Processor
Food Mixer
Food Slicer
Cryovac/Vacuum Sealer
Packaging Heat Seal
Charbroiler
Blast Freezer
Bottling Line
Prep Tables
Onsite specialty rooms :
Gluten free
Packing
Other kitchen offerings:
Business address
Coffee maker (for renters)
Composting
Dishwasher
Delivery location
Demo or tasting room
Grease recycling/disposal
Ice machine
Loading dock
Lockable storage cages
Mobile stainless steel worktables
Office space
Pallet jack
Pan racks
Parking
Pots and pans
Key or card entry
Pest management
Printer
Recycling
Scanner
Security cameras
Sheet pans
Space to park/clean/plug in food truck/carts
Stainless steel worktables and sinks
Stainless steel shelves
Trash and recycling
Towel laundry service
WiFi
24/7 Access
Kitchen product specialization:
Allergy sensitive (gluten, peanut, soy, etc)
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
Pet foods
Sauces (BBQ, mustard, salsa)
Food business consulting and product development
Food trucks
Serviceable business stage:
Community Group
Novice
Recipe testing
Pre-venture (idea-phase, no legal documents)
New (has legal documents)
Existing business
Growing & scaling up production
Copacking
Other
Bookable only by Verified Food Businesses: Yes <%
Country: United States <%
Most recently updated Oct 17, 2018