Kitchen Rental for Food Entrepreneurs

The Greensgrow Community Kitchen is a commercially licensed commissary with a wholesale license that is operated by the Greensgrow Philadelphia Project and housed in partnership with St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.  This kitchen was designed to be an entrepreneurial incubator; a place where Philly’s up and coming food producers could kick start their businesses, without laying out the capital for their own commercial kitchen. We host all kinds of food businesses including caterers, bakers, food trucks, cooking classes, and companies cooking and packaging their wholesale or retail products. We also help some of these businesses source local produce to further our mission of supporting local farms.

Currently, we have openings available for new kitchen tenants. We charge by the hour, offer reduced rates for off-peak times, and sometimes negotiate a flat weekly fee for tenants needing 15+ hours consistently per week. In order to rent our kitchen space to produce food for sale, it is required that you have a Food Handler’s License, your appropriate Business License from the city, and proof of insurance.  We also work with clients who don’t produce food for sale, and are simply looking for a venue to teach a class or host a workshop event.

Our kitchen equipment includes a convection oven, a Holman countertop convection oven, 4 burner Vulcan stove, 20 quart Hobart mixer, 3 prep tables, a 3 compartment sink, prep sink and handwashing sink with garbage disposal, refrigeration available for use during rented hours, speed racks, sheet pans, pots, pans, utensils and cleaning supplies.

To inquire about our kitchen rental, please contact our kitchen manager at kitchen@greensgrow.org or 267.283.6787.
Download our handbook for more info: Greensgrow Community Kitchen Policy Handbook 2017

We are proud to have given a leg up a talented group of clients that have gone on to success with larger facilities and kitchens of their own including Birchtree Catering, Farm Truck, Mucho Bueno Food Truck and PiperWai. Check out PiperWai’s successful pitch on ABC’s Shark Tank.