The Community Kitchen is a non-profit, co-operative "food incubator" providing supports and resources to members.
We are focused on developing partnerships and supporting individuals from marginalized populations through food-based programs and initiatives.
Our mission is economic development and community engagement by contributing to food sustainability and security within Waterloo Region.
What is a food incubator?
A “food-incubator” is the shared-use of commercial kitchens by emerging food entreprenuers to commercially produce food products. In addition to the physical space, kitchen incubators may support entrepreneurs with mentorship and business training, certification programs, bulk purchasing, shared branding, access to financing, and established points of sale. These supports differentiate the incubators from other forms of shared kitchens, such as off-hour restaurants or church rentals.