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Incubator Kitchen

The incubator kitchen’s purpose is to be an inclusive space for food start-ups and entrepreneurs who are seeking resources, support, and technical assistance. 


Building upon Grand Rapids’ growing local food movement, the Downtown Market Incubator kitchen offers affordable kitchen rates and practical business tools give budding entrepreneurs a leg up in starting food businesses. The Incubator Kitchen strives to foster entrepreneurship, good food, and community.

Our Incubator Kitchen provides a supportive, efficient, flexible environment for you to develop and produce your product or service. Our licensed commercial kitchen spaces are open 24/7 and are fully outfitted with professional-grade equipment ready for food production, packaging, prepping, catering, and more. 


Catering Area
Range, fryer, cook and hold smoker oven, broiler, charbroiler, heated banquet carts.

Pastry Area
20 quart and 60 quart mixers, proofer/retarder, two combi-therm convection steam ovens, work table.

Prep Area
Prep tables, deli slicer and slicer stand, salad Spinner, salad dryer, vegetable cutter and cart, robocoup.

Production Area
Two convection ovens, 40 gallon tilting kettle, 40 gallon braising pan, donut fryer, cooks tables.

Packaging Area
Portable tables, AP363 labeling applicator .

Shared Area
Shelving, trash and recycle, hand sink, pot sink, dishwasher, disposal.

Ice Maker, roll-In refrigerator and freezer, range.