The Incubator Kitchen Collective is a non-profit organization that provides a hand up and a push forward for food entrepreneurs in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. With a comprehensive framework of support, the IKC helps food start-ups overcome the unique barriers in the food industry that can prevent local food businesses from getting off the ground.
Incubator Kitchen Collective was started in September 2013 by Rachel DesRochers, owner of Grateful Grahams. She wanted to create a shared kitchen space to support foodpreneurs with an affordable, comprehensive approach.
At IKC, food entrepreneurs will find:
- below-market rate licensed kitchen facilities
- food-focused entrepreneurial education
- a network of markets, investors, mentors
- a community of passionate, like-minded peers
To date, we have helped more than 50 small businesses to grow and achieve more than they could on their own. We congratulate them all!
Our mission is to help support regional food entrepreneurs, and we are so grateful to be a part of this community!