Commercial kitchens (sometimes called community commercial kitchens or kitchen incubators) are licensed, inspected facilities that rent space to start-up or small-scale food companies.

Most shared commercial kitchens provide equipment like stainless steel tables, walk-in cooler & freezer, ice machine, commercial dishwasher & sinks, range & oven, stand mixer, food processor, slicer, pots & pans, and other small kitchenware.

Location Kitchen Name (click for detailed information) Comments
Bemidji, MN Harmony Cooperative Community Kitchen also doubles as a classroom.
Delano, MN Delano Senior Center Commercial Kitchen Lots of potential. Easy load-in and load-out.
Dent, MN Lakeside Camp Dining room that seats 150 – great for demonstrations & seminars.
Eden Prairie, MN Grace Church Kitchen Large kitchen in the SW metro area to help you take your food business to the next level.
Falcon Heights, MN The Good Acre Offers access to local produce through its network of small farmers. Has cold/freezer storage for rent.
Fargo, ND Square One Kitchens Rental by the hour – pay only for the time you need.
Finland, MN Clair Nelson Community Center New facility with kitchen certified by Lake County Health Department.
Gonvick, MN Gonvick Community Commercial Kitchen Kitchen and dining space available for caterers, private parties, or teachers.
Hamel, MN Countryside Catering Medium-sized kitchen looking for an additional vendor to rent certified space.
Hibbing, MN Iron Range Makerspace LLC 500+ sq ft kitchen. A great place to test out new product ideas.
Little Falls, MN Sprout Opened in 2017 – available to food entrepreneurs of various scales and schedules.
Maplewood, MN Waters Edge Commercial Kitchen Now gluten-free. Large shared commercial kitchen and bakery with convenient metro access.
Minneapolis, MN City Food Studio Centrally located shared kitchen – collaborate with 30+ food start-ups; separate licensed dairy processing room.
Minneapolis, MN Commercial Kitchen Offers total use of kitchen to one entity after 2 pm weekdays & entire weekend.
Minneapolis, MN Kindred Kitchen 24-hour access with personalized pin pad entry, online scheduling, accepts credit card payments through PayPal.
Minneapolis, MN Kitchen in the Market Located in Midtown Global Market.
Minneapolis, MN Provision Community Restaurant Convenient location near Lyn/Lake area.
Minneapolis, MN Seward Makes 3,700 sq ft shared commercial kitchen/retail space in the heart of the Seward neighborhood. Staffed retail with soft-serve ice cream.
Pemberton, MN Main Street Plaza Community room and gym rental also available.
Plymouth, MN MSP Kitchenery Completely remodeled, fantastic location, premier kitchen, large cooler/freezer, and dry goods storage space.
Saint Paul, MN George Street Kitchen Easy access to downtown St. Paul & Highway 52.
Saint Paul, MN GIA Kitchen Spacious, clean kitchen set up for efficient workflow, 24/7 access.
Saint Paul, MN Kitchen On The Bluff Newly renovated former commercial bakery with 1,400 sq. ft. commercial preparation space.
Saint Paul, MN Minnesota Foodcrafters Perfect for mid-tier food manufacturers.
Sauk Rapids, MN Mixin' It Up Gluten Free Bakery & Rental Kitchen 100 percent Gluten-Free. Available for one-time rentals or on-going business partnerships.
South Saint Paul, MN Famfare Kitchen Opened March 2019. Great space for catering, bakers, and start-up food entrepreneurs.
Spring Lake Park, MN Binji's Nack Cafe 24-hour kitchen space with some availability.
Wells, MN Pelican Pete's Kitchen New kitchen in southern Minnesota; perfect for small producers.

* If you know about a commercial kitchen in Minnesota that is not listed here, please contact

This list and information are provided as a service to small Minnesota food makers; the MDA is not responsible for the actions of and does not endorse any of these entities.

Binji's Nack Cafe
Contact: Abubakar Binji, 612-469-2768,
7777 Highway 65 NE, Suite E, Spring Lake Park MN 55432

  • Commercial kitchen space available for lease; primarily evenings, nights, and early mornings. Licensed by Anoka County and the City of Spring Lake Park.

Clair Nelson Community Center
Contact: Nancy Olson or Marc Smith, 218-353-0300/218-353-7536,

  • Stainless steel working surfaces, high-temp dishwasher, food prep sink, 3-compartment pot & pan sink, 2-oven commercial stove with flat-top grill and six burners, commercial microwave oven. New facility with Lake County Health Department certified kitchen.

City Food Studio
Contact: Journey Gosselin, 612-598-5903,

  • 4,000 sq ft kitchen; 17 prep tables; two convection ovens; 6-burner stove, 80, 30 & 5 qt mixers; 24/7 access; walk-in cooler storage; storefront for pick-up/sales; separate room licensed as dairy plant.

Commercial Kitchen
Contact: Jeff Sprinkel, 612-202-1554,

  • 3,500 sq ft kitchen with two 8-burner gas ranges, two upright gas double ovens, two large Hobart mixers, bread sheeter, two Proof boxes, Hobart meat slicer, 3-bin sink, two handwashing sinks, vegetable sink/prep area, two large walk-in coolers (approx. 300 sq ft), large walk-in freezer, dry goods area, several stainless tables, miscellaneous kitchen utensils & bowls. Looking for one other entity to have exclusive use of the kitchen after 2 pm Monday–Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday. Not interested in multiple users. No extra charges. One fee for use of entire facility. Conveniently located on Central Ave. 1.8 miles from Downtown Minneapolis Post Office. Licensed.

Countryside Catering
Contact: Tim Graft, 763-656-8674,

  • Double stack convection oven, 4 ft flat top grill, 6-burner stove, double-stack steamer, dishwasher, 3 compartment sink, 2 compartment prep sink, 6-8 ft stainless prep tables, ample walk-in fridge, and freezer space.

Delano Senior Center Commercial Kitchen
Contact: Nick Neaton, 763-972-0574,

  • Stainless steel working surfaces, six-burner range, 24" griddle, convection oven, three-compartment sink, 20-quart mixer,  and more. Lots of potential. Easy load-in and load-out. Available year-round.

Famfare Kitchen
Contact: Matt Mehaffey, 612-361-9850,
1539 5th Avenue S, South Saint Paul MN 55075

  • 2,000 sq ft facility with four designated work areas and large center-island shared workspace. Equipment includes double-stack convection ovens, 6 burner range with oven, 30G tilt skillet, deep fryer, walk-in refrigerator, and walk-in freezer. Flex workspace with seating and retail possibilities. Great space for catering, bakers, and start-up food entrepreneurs.

George Street Kitchen
Contact: Daniel
285 George Street, St. Paul MN 55107

  • 6-burner stovetop w/oven, four convection ovens, veggie prep sink/table, 3-compartment dishwashing sink, many stainless table tops, walk-in refrigerator, freezers, meat slicer. Access to lobby area for meeting with clients, breaks, etc.

GIA Kitchen
955 Mackubin Street, St. Paul MN 55117

  • UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. 4,800 sq ft state-of-the-art commercial kitchen with brand new equipment, various prep spaces, a warehouse with a forklift and a community office to holistically service food businesses of all sizes.

Gonvick Community Commercial Kitchen
Contact: Clear Waters Life Center office, 218-776-2789 or 218-487-5290,
226 Elm Street, Gonvick MN 56644

  • Commercial kitchen space is available for beginning food entrepreneurs, caterers, product manufacturers, or food truck operators. On-site dining space available. Certified staff and training are available.

Grace Church Kitchen
Contact: Merae Meek, 952-224-3211, Kitchen@Grace.Church
9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie MN 55347

  • Large, premier commercial kitchen with multiple stainless steel work stations and sinks, 7 ovens, steamer, 2 walk-in coolers plus a large walk-in freezer, 10-burner range, grill, griddle, fryer, ice machine, commercial dishwasher, online reservation system, plentiful parking, long-term parking available. Photos on the website; all tours or meetings must be by appointment. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Harmony Cooperative Community Kitchen
Contact: Lisa Weiskopf, 218-751-2009 ext 111,
302 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji MN 56601

  • Tri-Star 6-burner gas range & oven, commercial convection oven, 60 qt mixer, 3 qt robot coup, commercial refrigerator, 3-deep dishwashing sink, commercial steam kettle, stainless steel soup pots, skillets, saucepans, etc., fully equipped with cutlery, plates, bowls, knives, color-coded cutting boards, chef's knives. Also doubles as a classroom and has four 8 ft long tables & 50 chairs.

Iron Range Makerspace LLC
Contact: Andrew Hanegmon, 218-966-1192,
704 West 41st Street, Hibbing, MN 55746

  • Membership-based 500+ sq ft kitchen. Includes a 60" gas range and multiple prep tables that can be moved around as applications require. A great place to test out new product ideas. The makerspace also has support staff available to help with business plans and business coaching among many other areas of expertise.

Kindred Kitchen
Contact: 612-588-7611,
1200 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55411

  • 6-burner ranges, stacked convection ovens, fryer, tilt skillet, 20 & 60 qt mixers, automatic commercial dishwasher, sinks, refrigerators, freezers, hot-hold ovens, meat slicer, prep counters, dry storage areas, ice machine use. 24-hr access with personalized pin pad entry, security with cameras, private parking, online scheduling, dishwasher & triple sink sanitation chemicals, garbage liners, hand soap, bar towels, aprons, hairnets, gloves, garbage, recycling & grease pick-up, dumping grey water, electricity, water, gas, monthly invoicing, accept credit card payments through PayPal. Weekly info sessions and onsite tour Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Kitchen in the Market
Contact: Molly Herrmann, 612-568-5486,

  • Two 6-burner ranges, two conventional ovens, four convection ovens, charbroiler, tilting skillet, 30 qt stand mixer, dishwasher, walk-in cooler, dry storage, basic supplies, loading dock access & more. Also available if needed: contract parking, additional dry or refrigerated storage. Located in Midtown Global Market. Year-long leases required.

Kitchen On The Bluff
Contact: Rico Durán, 651-395-4034,
705 East Third Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

  • Former commercial bakery with 1,400 sq ft commercial preparation space. Five stainless steel table prep areas, walk-in oven, blast chiller, 60 qt steam kettle, two induction ovens, 4 gas burner and 2 gas burner range, 15 qt steam skillet, walk-in cooler & freezer, 20 qt & 60 qt Hobart mixers, shareware. Storage in a basement available for tents, utensils, and small equipment to prepare your product. Compost services & linen services provided. The Latino Economic Development Center also offers technical assistance to food trucks (20-Step Guide to Start and Complete Your Food Truck Business), small business financing consulting, loans, and business education. 24-hour access and video security system installed.
  • Antigua panadería comercial con 1,400 pies cuadrados de espacio de preparación comercial. Cinco áreas de preparación de mesa de acero inoxidable, horno tipo walk-in, Batidora para masa, Hervidor de vapor de 60 qt, dos Hornos de inducción, Estufa de 4 quemadores de gas y 2 quemadores de gas, Sartén de vapor de 15 qt, Cámara frigorífica y Congelador, 20 qt y 60 qt mezcladores hobart, shareware. Almacenamiento disponible disponible para utencilios y materiales de preparación. Servicios de compostaje y servicios de lino proporcionados. El Centro Latino de Desarrollo Económico también ofrece asistencia técnica para Camiones de comida (Guía de 20 pasos para iniciar y completar su negocio de Food Trucks) Consultoría de financiamiento para pequeñas empresas, Préstamos y educación empresarial. Y el lugar tiene sistema de seguridad de video y acceso 24 horas.

Lakeside Camp
Contact: Richard or Marsha Wieler, 218-758-2777,

  • Ovens, fryer, steam kettle, all equipment you might need. Freezer & refrigerator available. Dining room that seats 150 – great for demonstrations and seminars! Not available during summer (June-August).

Main Street Plaza - City of Pemberton
Contact: City Clerk/Treasurer, 507-869-3650,

  • 4-burner range, 2 ovens, griddle, deep fat fryer, refrigerator, freezer, 3 deep dishwashing sink, dishwasher, meat slicer, commercial mixer, stainless steel prep tables, and security access building. Community Room and Gym also available for rent.

Minnesota Foodcrafters
Contact: Martha Glass,
865 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul MN 55104

  • Large, shared kitchen (approx. 5,000 sq ft) plus large warehouse & office area (total: approx. 11,500 sq ft). Includes ranges, ovens, mixers, tilting skillet, steam kettle, stockpot burners, automatic dishwasher, walk-in refrigeration, freezers, liquid filling machine, dry filling machine, office space availability, event kitchen, and separate storage area for each business. With loading docks for deliveries and warehouse space for storage, the kitchen is organized for growing businesses. Not accepting caterers or food trucks. No deep frying, fermenting, or nut grinding allowed. Email inquiries only - include business name, type of product, and what equipment is needed.

Mixin' It Up Gluten Free Bakery & Rental Kitchen
Contact: John Brinkman, 320-259-7105,

  • 100% Gluten-Free Commercial Kitchen. Available for one-time rentals or on-going business partnerships. All products and all ingredients brought into kitchen must be Gluten-Free. We offer affordable & customized pricing options, creative collaboration, and retail space to sell your product. We offer specialized baking equipment, double convection oven, 6 burner stove & standard oven, 35 lb fryer, industrial mixers, walk-in cooler, multiple prep tables, freezers, speed racks, storage space, and more!

MSP Kitchenery
Contact: Nikkolette Krumheuer, 651-334-8821,
3425 Highway 169N, Plymouth MN 55441

  • Newly renovated & conveniently located directly off Hwy 169 & 36th Ave N. Plenty of stainless steel working surfaces with different spaces/rooms. Two 2-compartment prep sinks, 3-compartment wash sink, multiple stack convection ovens, 6-burner stove, multiple Hobart mixers, robotcoupe food processor, walk-in cooler/freezer, ice machine, ample storage, storefront/office for client meetings, 24/7 secure access, surveillance cameras, online reservation system, off/on-street parking. Currently not accepting applications for caterers; focused on product makers. Most importantly, a fun & vibrant space to work!

Pelican Pete's Kitchen
Contact: CJ Holl, 218-368-2659,

  • Newly licensed kitchen used for snack business; great for small producers of jam/jelly, hot sauce, BBQ, snacks, etc. Rentable for full or half days. 500+ sq ft. 6-burner range, standard oven, food & 3-compartment sinks, small wares, and cooking equipment. Plenty of prep area. Refrigeration and possible contracted dry storage available.

Provision Community Restaurant
Contact: Anna Wienke, 612-208-0461,
2940 Harriet Ave, Minneapolis MN 55408

  • 4000 sq ft building. Kitchen includes gas ranges, convection ovens, cooling racks, mixers, sheet racks, 3-bin sink, hand washing sinks, large walk-in coolers, walk-in freezer, dry goods area, several stainless tables, miscellaneous kitchen utensils and bowls. Storage, office space, and off-street parking available. Code for access. Convenient location in Minneapolis near Lyn/Lake area.

Seward Makes
Contact: Joe Silberschmidt, 612-356-2195,

  • 3700 sq. ft. shared commercial kitchen/retail space. Rotating 20-rack Revent oven, 10-top range with 2 commercial ovens, prep space, dry/cooler/freezer storage. Free parking, 24/7 secure access. Designed and managed by 2 seasoned makers to give food artisans and producers a dedicated production and storage space. Entrepreneurial community that fosters an atmosphere of shared mentorship and success. Our fully-staffed retail space gives tenants an opportunity for immediate sale of their products. In Spring 2020, the Seward Makes Soft Serve Cafe will open to attract a high-volume of foodie shoppers and will feature ingredients and menu add-ons sourced directly from our makers. Makers only, no food trucks or caterers.

Square One Kitchens
Contact: Casey Steele, 701-388-1137,

  • 60" range (two commercial-sized ovens, six burners, 24" flat top), 5-rack convection oven, 20 qt mixer, 6 qt mixer, food processor, deli slicer, full-size baking sheets, ice machine. Rental by the hour so businesses can start-up without major overhead expenses – pay only for the time you need. Dishwashing and some storage (dry, cooler, freezer) facilities available. Also offer assistance in starting up the legal side of a food business.

Contact: Natalie Keane, 712-899-2268,
609 13th Avenue NE, Little Falls MN 56345

  • 900 sq ft kitchen area divides into a demo and processing kitchen for multiple renters at one time. Dry, cooler and freezer storage. Event space for up to 450 guests. 24-hour secure access, surveillance, and ample free parking. Equipped with two 6-burner restaurant ranges, one convection oven, two standard/gas/non-convection ovens, seven 6-foot stainless steel work tables, two reach-in refrigerators, one reach-in freezer, one 3-compartment dish sink, two 2-compartment food processing sinks, two digital tabletop scales and two digital pricing scales, and a variety of other equipment and small wares. A 435 sq ft produce prep area with two 4-compartment produce sinks is also available.

The Good Acre
Contact: Camille Mefleh, 651-493-7158,

  • The kitchen is equipped with a range of smallware, two produce washing sinks, a dishwasher, 16 burners of range space, four standard/gas/non-convection ovens, one 8 rack Combi oven, one 20 gal steam kettle, one 20 qt Hobart mixer, two Robot Coupe food processors, a small blast chiller, other small commercial appliances/equipment, and multiple 6-foot and 8-foot stainless steel tables. Dry storage shelving and ample cooler/freezer space available by shelf or pallet. Alarm system with 24-hour surveillance and guest access, alongside easy on-site parking.

Waters Edge Commercial Kitchen
Contact: DJ, 612-875-8528,
1064 Gervais Avenue, Maplewood MN 55109

  • Gluten-free kitchen and bakery. 24/7 access; online scheduling. 6,000 sq ft kitchen with multiple work areas conveniently located near Hwy 36 and Hwy 61. Multi-prep and packaging areas with stainless steel tables; stackable convection ovens, stockpot gas stove, tilt skillet, walk-in coolers, and freezers. Common areas include a breakroom, ADA restrooms, conference table area, onsite parking, and semi height loading dock. The kitchen is already MDA approved, but each business needs to be able to secure its own MDA wholesale food production license. Short term leases available; office space is also available for rent.

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