Food Incubator

The Ventures Food Incubator Program provides training and access to commercial kitchen space, a food truck, and retail markets. It gives food business owners the opportunity to generate revenue and learn by doing. About 25% of all Ventures businesses served are food-based. We serve a wide variety of types, including: catering, farmer’s market vending, mobile food vending, brick and mortar, and packaged foods.

Commercial Kitchen

  • Affordable Kitchen Prep Space
  • Food Handler’s Training
  • Kitchen Basics

Food Truck

  • Two-week rental
  • Business coaching
  • Sales experience

Retail Markets

  • Ventures Retail Store
  • Technical Assistance
  • Affordable Prep Space

Are you interested in applying for our Food Incubator? Make sure you meet these requirements:


  • Graduate of the Ventures Business Basics Course and member of Small Business Services
  • Completed Feasibility Plan
  • Completed Small Business Services Application
  • Attend a Business Coaching session with a Ventures Business Specialist
  • Obtain any necessary state and city business licenses

For more information, please contact