I worked on a request yesterday for a a list of commercial rental kitchens in the NYC metro area. The examples I came across were not all in NYC area and there were a few good pieces on a kitchen incubator in San Francisco that I thought were interesting. I thought I'd share what I found here.
Urban Horizons Kitchen
rents a "4,000 sq ft state-of-the-art, commercial kitchen space." They serve the New York City metropolitan area especially aimed at women and minority businesses.
They also state that "tenants are required to incorporate in order to secure insurance covering product liability. Some of their clients have been Curry Source, Brooklyn; Nana Pearl's, a desserts baker; and Artful Bakers, artisanal bakers.
Shoalsec.com maintains a list of kitchen incubators around the country. You can see the list here: Shoalsec Kitchen Incubator List
Here are a few articles on the trends, both happy and not so.
Mi Kitchen es Su Kitchen
A service in Long Island City for small to medium size food producers - kitchen rental, with several kitchens to choose from, available to rent day and night.
When Cooks' Dreams Outgrow Their Ovens
The New York Times
August 8th, 2007
by Indrani Sen
Food Start-Ups Losing their Kitchen Incubator:
Firms grew; host's funds fell short
by Sacha Pfieffer
November 14 2006
Western Mass Food Processing Center
Franklin County CDC - Greenfield, MA
"Complete solutions for Food Producers and Entrepreneurs
Community Development Corporation
This organization offers advice and support to growers, food producers, and a copacking/contract manufacturing capability.