Starting a food business can be incredibly difficult, especially if you don’t have access to the right resources.
The Frontier Kitchen incubator provides everything you need to get your business off the ground, from commercial equipment and training to friendly staff maintenance and operating procedures.
Our full service memberships mean you don’t have to worry about build-outs, utilities, pest control, or equipment breaking. We will take care of all of that for you. Plus, our experts will help you through the back end business set up process- accounting, financial statements, licensing, marketing, SOPs and HR procedures.
We are often asked how we came up with Frontier Kitchen. The simple answer is that we are just like our members; we were starting small food companies and needed a place to work and someone to help us through the maze of starting a business.
When we came up with Frontier Kitchen we realized we could make it easier for others and provide a space that would benefit everyone. As co-founders we realized we were each good at different parts of the process; as an analyst, Brenda is good on the business startup side, having written dozens of business plans and spent many years working in organizational analytics while Cassity, who has worked in the industry for more than two decades, was an expert on the operations inside the kitchen. Those skills coupled with years of consulting with and working with our members and we know the formulas and training you need to be successful.
The internet is filled with information, some of it good and some of it bad. How do you know which advice to trust when starting your own business? It can be tough to figure out where to start when starting a business. There’s so much information out there, and it can be hard to know which advice to trust.
Our courses are compiled from years of success and failures, and are designed to shorten the learning curve and increase your chance of success.
Selling your product or service is one of the most challenging aspects of starting or growing a business. Ultimately, the target customers that you choose will have a substantial impact on how you organize your growth.
Frontier Kitchen has a number of digital and in-person platforms to help you figure out the best market for your company and, as you grow, explore opportunities to find a larger customer base than you expected.
In addition to Frontier Kitchen sponsored opportunities, we are always adding to our partnerships to find outlets for our members to sell their products. Here are just a few of the excellent local partners we work with.
Frontier kitchen is a great place for food truck/Catering companies like mine. They provide all facilities and services that are needed for a small business to grow. They have a wonderful team that manages the facility. The facility offers clean, well equipped kitchen and storage spaces. Flexible membership options and you can work anytime in the kitchen(based on your membership). They also provide online resources/portals to enhance your business.
Overall I will recommend Frontier Kitchen for any small business in food industry.
I have had great experiences with the staff at Frontier Kitchen. They helped get me set up, and walked me through the VDACS paperwork to a degree that my entire operation was approved with just one edit, and only one inspection! Literally the only complaint I have is that some of the outlets in the kitchen don’t work, but there are many, and most of them do. But the point is, if this is the only problem I have with a kitchen like this, you can imagine how well everything else goes with the service. Being allowed in and out on my schedule is a great advantage to the odd hours I work, and having an inspected kitchen to do my work in any time has been exactly what my spice business has needed to get off the ground!
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