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. We offer a comprehensive framework of support that helps food start-ups overcome the unique barriers in the food industry.
The 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
We work with branding experts, local printing/label companies, wholesale pricing venues, and regional distribution outlets to bring a host of valuable services to our tenants at a discount. We have monthly tenant networking and support meetings along with several showcasing events throughout the year.
To date, we have helped more than 60 small businesses to grow and achieve more than they could on their own. We congratulate them all!
At the Incubator Kitchen we believe in gratitude, the power of community and that we can use the local food community as a catalyst for helping people. Our mission is to help support regional food entrepreneurs and we are so thankful to be a part of this community!