Can I use the kitchen during the evening and late night hours?

We understand many startup food entrepreneurs work full time jobs while establishing their food business. We encourage tenants to make use of the kitchen no matter the time of day. However, we encourage all tenants to be aware of their surroundings and have a zero-tolerance policy if the building is found unlocked overnight for any time. Any tenant who leaves the kitchen windows or doors unlocked or open will lose late night access.


What if I am not sure I will need the Kitchen every month?

We ask that tenants inform us the last week of the month if they will be requiring a kitchen membership for the next month. If you are going on vacation, or have a seasonal business dependent on Farmers Markets or other reasons, we have several options that help us stay in business so we are still here when you return. If you are only taking 1-3 months off per year, you can pay $40/month for any month you do not use the kitchen. If you are a seasonal member operating fewer than six months a year, you pay $150 each year at the start of your contract. Memberships paid in advance are unfortunately not refundable.


Does the Kitchen provide storage for my equipment, dry goods, spices, and perishable items? 

We have plenty of dry goods space and space under tables in the main kitchen area that are available for a monthly fee based on their size and location. Cooler and freezer space is also available at a premium price due to less space being available. Tenants who wish to bring their own cooler or freezer or other equipment can pay for a square footage cost per month to house the equipment at the kitchen.


Does the Kitchen have off street parking?

Unfortunately our Kitchen is located in a residential area with no private parking lot. Our kitchen is on the corner of East Third Street and Bates Avenue, both have street parking accessible. We do have a loading area where tenants can park temporarily for loading and unloading orders.


Can I rent the kitchen for private events or media use?

Yes! Our kitchen is available for full or half day rentals at a rate of $150/hr plus a $100 cleaning fee. For  We require advance notice in order to schedule and prioritize our tenants access and businesses. Contact the Kitchen Manager for more information at kotbstpaul@gmail.com.


Is the kitchen accessible by public transit?

Yes! Our kitchen is located directly on the Metro Transit 63 Route and four blocks from route 61 (located on E. 7th Street).