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Kitchen Incubator

A Recipe for Success

The Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator offers a full service, licensed commercial kitchen for food business startup and growth.


Common Wealth Kitchen Incubator

The Incubator serves as a remarkable platform for food entrepreneurs including bakers, caterers, personal chefs, mobile food service, canners, bottlers and specialty food producers to develop and grow their food business.

Sean Dougherty, Kitchen Manager



What We Offer

Infrastructure and capacity - available by the hour, half day, day, square foot, etc

Walk in cooler and freezer, dry storage rental

Food dehydrator, ovens, mixers, range, 40 & 80 gallon jacketed steam kettle

Automated thermal processing line and contracted Process Authority available

Technical assistance with recipe development, food business planning, and licensing requirements

Support in using commercial grade equipment, good manufacturing practices, and food safety training

Referral to appropriate state and federal processing authority for nutritional labeling, shelf stable products, and cannery licensing

Specialty packaging equipment

Supply and Procurement assistance

Business support and development including marketing and distribution assistance

Access to numerous retail outlets
Walk-up sales window
Co-op Market
Northside Farmer’s Market-Youngstown’s oldest farmer’s market