Welcome!. I am glad you found us Commonly referred to as a prime commissary, catering kitchen, commercial kitchen for rent, cooperative kitchen, and kitchen incubator. We provide you with a licensed, equipped, shared use kitchen to take your business to the next level!
Since our opening in August of 2010, our sole business is helping you with yours.
We are friendly, flexible, and attentive to your needs.
Please do not hesitate to call with any questions
or concerns that you may have. We would love to hear from
you and what your plans are to become successful!
Together we achieve more!
OUR MISSION is to provide culinary entrepreneurs with the tools and resources to build their DREAM BUSINESS and succeed in today's marketplace.
A licensed commercial kitchen is required by state laws/regulations for any business that sells food to the public. We've taken the financial risk of opening and operating a commercial kitchen and reduced it to a fixed cost on which to base your business plans. In addition, our hourly rates mean you only pay for what you use, removing the burden of long term leases.
Uses for our facility include:
MOBILE FOOD VENDING UNIT (FOOD TRUCK)
FARMER'S MARKET FOOD VENDOR
SPECIAL EVENTS/FESTIVAL/SHOW FOOD VENDOR
PERSONAL CHEF BUSINESS
BOTTLING & PACKAGING FOOD FOR DISTRIBUTION
To start your food business, you will need to:
1. Decide on a business entity. You will be a sole proprietor, a limited liability company, a corporation, ect.
2. Apply for a Florida state tax ID number.
3.Register your business name. The only way to do this is via www.Sunbiz.org.
4. Attend and pass the Food Handler(or Manager) Certification Class.
5. Secure a commercial kitchen to work in.
6. Apply for your state license. If you are planning to cater, have a food truck, or sell hot food, you will deal with the DBPR - division of hotels and restaurants. They have an application which you must print, fill out, and mail to them with the appropriate fee. If you are baking, or making packaged products, you will deal with the Florida Department of Agriculture. You can call them and schedule an inspection at Kissimmee Kitchen Share.
7. Insure your food business.
8. Obtain a county or city occupational license (if needed).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Will there be another business using the kitchen at the same time as me? No.
Which state agency will my business get my license from? If you will be catering, dealing with hot foods, or having a food truck, you will get your license from the DBPR, which stands for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. They have a Division of Hotels and Restaurants, which is the department you will speak to if you contact them. The DBPR has an application, which can be downloaded. There is a link to this application in the "Links & Resources" tab of this website.
If you are going to sell your goods at farmers' markets, prepackage your products, or decide that you will not deal with any hot (temperature) food products, then your licensing agency will be the
Florida Department of Agriculture. They will issue a license on an appointment basis.
When can my business use the kitchen? Once you are a part of Kissimmee Kitchen Share, you will have 24 hour access to the facility.
How does scheduling work? There is an online calendar that shows the availability of the kitchen. Once you know when you want to schedule your use, simply text your reservations in. You may reserve the kitchen for future use at any time. If you need to schedule regular weekly use for your business, it can be arranged. For example, if your business needs the kitchen every Monday & Wednesday during the hours of 5am to 10am, it can be arranged. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first served basis.
Does your kitchen provide storage?
Yes. Anything related to your food business can be stored at Kissimmee Kitchen Share.
Do I have to bring my own cleaning supplies? No.
This link is for the Department of Agriculture and Division of Food Safety. They regulate the following food products:
wholesale food products
non-catered food services
If you don't see your product here, call them.
Department of Agriculture
Learn more about getting licensed from the state agency DBPR. They regulate personal chefs, catering companies, & food trucks:
DBPR's License Info Page
You must take a food safety training class. There are many companies that offer this state required class. Here is one of them. Find one company that fits your schedule.
Food Safety Training Link
State Requirements for Getting your Catering License & the DBPR Application
Food Truck Info on the DBPR Website
This is a directory of commercial kitchens for rent nationwide: www.CommercialKitchenforRent.com
An inspiring article for our kitchen
Doing research? Check out this kitchen's site
Links for a list of farmers' markets in Florida:
Local Farmers' Markets
Fresh from Florida's List
To be a regular partner and have scheduled usage, you will need the following: State License (which you can get after joining the facility)
Food Handling Permit
Monthly Membership Packages:
1: $100 includes up to 5 hours of kitchen use. ($20/hr)(min. package for all food vendors to remain members)
2: $150 includes up to 10 hours of kitchen use. ($15/hr)
3: $280 includes up to 20 hours of kitchen use ($14/hr)
4: $390 includes up to 30 hours of kitchen use ($13/hr)
5: $480 includes up to 40 hrs of kitchen use ($12/hr)
6: $1,000 includes up to 100 hours of kitchen use ($10/hr)
Hours not used will not roll over to next month.
Food Truck or Hot Dog Cart
$350 due before inspection.
Only $25/hr for kitchen time as needed.
If your business will use the kitchen over 10hr per week, you will receive a discounted rate.
Security deposit is double the amount of rent
Signing a monthly package contract and getting licensed at the same time will give you 1 free month of rent.
Deposit and license payment due at signing.
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