Food Entrepreneur/Producer

The Incubator Kitchen at the Hub is currently under construction, opening Spring 2018!

The Oberlin Food Hub is also home to a shared-use commercial kitchen incubator.  The kitchen supports rural and urban food entrepreneurs looking to scale up their production, have access to a mobile food commissary and/or provide a licensed kitchen for catering purposes.

The kitchen also processes seconds (Grade B produce) into semi-processed states (cubed, diced, sliced, etc) and value added products (salsas, baked goods, etc) for sale into wholesale markets. 

All food entrepreneurs are required to complete ServSafe food safety training workshop prior to the use of the kitchen and complete a 3-part (one time per month) business workshop.  Workshops are led by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Lorain County and are completed simultaneous to an entrepreneur’s first-time use of the kitchen.  Food entrepreneurs also have access to free 1:1 business coaching by SBDC business coaches.

Check back soon for details.