Incubator Kitchen Summary
The Hummingbird Incubator Kitchen at the Stellaria Building is designed to support small scale food producers to offer a product to the marketplace without investing in the required commercial kitchen setting at start-up or as they are in the initial stages of growth. The focus for Hummingbird’s Incubator Kitchen is on food businesses that emphasize local, organic and nutritionally valuable Gluten Free (GF) foods. Please Download our Kitchen Operations Manual for more detailed information.
The Kitchen offers a 6 burner natural gas range with double standard ovens and 24 inch grill, a pair of natural gas convection ovens, reach in cooler, vegetable wash sink, dish sink with sanitizer, mixer, and stainless work tables. Other equipment is provided by the user.
Kitchen cost is based on the percentage of hours used by the tenant and ranges from $160 per month to $1000, which includes some storage space and all utilities. Additional warehouse storage needs are available at $1 per square foot on a monthly basis. Walk-in Cooler space is also available at a monthly cost of $10.00 per shelf. Scheduling is done in advance for each month. A refundable deposit of $150.00 and a one time application fee of $50 is required for each tenant when a use lease is signed. The process of evaluation is free.
Fill out and submit the Incubator Kitchen Application, and we will contact you shortly thereafter with rental and scheduling details.
Once you submit your application, please signup to be a member of our online community. Your registration will have to be manually approved before the system will allow you to submit reservations. Please allow one business day for approval; you will receive an e-mail notifying you when your account is active.
We can serve you best if you submit the questionnaire (above) before calling.
Andrew Hitz of Activation Foods about to mix up a batch of seasonal Italian Garlic Scape Kraut.
Christina Sasser of Activation Foods dressing their Live Marinated Kale Salad at a prep table.
Prep tables, storage, range & ovens.
The kitchen sink!