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.

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Bemidji, MN

Harmony Cooperative Community

Kitchen also doubles as a classroom.

Delano, MN Delano Community Commercial Kitchen Brand new kitchen – lots of potential.

Dent, MN

Lakeside Camp

Dining room that seats 150 – great for demonstrations & seminars.

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 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 apace 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 Large shared commercial kitchen with easy access to the metro. Located at Hwy 36 and Hwy 61.

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 Salty Tart Looking for one other entity to have exclusive use of the kitchen between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 am Monday to Sunday.
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 & Hwy 52.

Saint Paul, MN

GIA Kitchen

Gluten and peanut-free facility. Spacious, clean kitchen set up for efficient work flow, 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% Gluten-Free. Available for one-time rentals or on-going business partnerships.

South Saint Paul, MN Weeknight Kitchen Commissary Opened March 2019. Great space for catering, bakers, and start-up food entrepreneurs.

* If you know about a commercial kitchen in Minnesota that is not listed here, please contact brian.j.erickson@state.mn.us.

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.

Clair Nelson Community Center
Contact: Nancy Olson or Marc Smith, 218-353-0300/218-353-7536, finlandmarc@gmail.com

  • 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, kitchen@cityfoodstudio.com

  • 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, jrsprinkel@lmcare.com

  • 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, timmygraft@gmail.com

  • 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 Community Commercial Kitchen
Contact: Nick Neaton, 763-972-0574, nneaton@delano.mn.us

  • Stainless steel working surfaces, six-burner range, convection oven, three-compartment sink, miscellaneous utensils, and more. Brand-new kitchen with lots of potential. Seasonal (April-November).

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

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

GIA Kitchen
Contact: Sarah Couenhoven, 651-493-2315, giakitchen@gmail.com
955 Mackubin Street, St. Paul MN 55117

  • State-of-the-art, stand-alone, 4,800 sq ft commercial kitchen with on-site parking. Gluten and peanut free facility, 24/7 access. A spacious, clean kitchen set up for efficient work flow with multiple mixers, double rack ovens, stack convection ovens, 6-burner stove, 4 stock pot stoves, steam kettle, vegetable sinks, walk-in coolers, walk-in freezer, temperature/humidity-controlled room, warehouse with pallet & rack storage, fork lift available. Supportive community environment. Currently not accepting applications from food trucks or caterers.

Gonvick Community Commercial Kitchen
Contact: Clear Waters Life Center office, 218-776-2789 or 218-487-5290, cwlc@gvtel.com
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 is available.

Harmony Cooperative Community Kitchen
Contact: Lisa Weiskopf, 218-751-2009 ext 111, lweiskopf@gmail.com

  • 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, sauce pans, 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, ironrangemakerspace@gmail.com
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: Katie Myhre, 218-721-2453, info@kindredkitchen.org
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, hair nets, 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, molly@kitcheninthemarket.com

  • 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: Kim Werst, 651-621-2763, kotbstpaul@gmail.com
705 East Third Street, St. Paul, MN 55106

  • Former commercial bakery with 1,400 sq ft commercial preparation space. Six 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, tables, coolers and non-food equipment. Compost services & linen services provided. The LEDC also offers small business financing consulting, loans & business education. Community room available for events. 24 hour access and video security system installed.

Lakeside Camp
Contact: Richard or Marsha Wieler, 218-758-2777, mjcayley@gmail.com

  • 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, pemberton.city@mchsi.com

  • 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, 612-386-3111, martha@bistrotreats.com
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.

Mixin' It Up Gluten Free Bakery & Rental Kitchen
Contact: John Brinkman, 320-259-7105, john@mixinitup.org

  • 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, mspkitchenery@gmail.com
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!

Salty Tart
Contact: Michelle Gayer, 612-874-9206, chefgayer@gmail.com
Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis MN 55407

  • 4000 sq ft kitchen with gas ranges, convection ovens, cooling racks, mixers, sheet racks, 3-bin sink, hand washing sinks, large walk-in coolers, large 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.

Square One Kitchens
Contact: Casey Steele, 701-388-1137, info@squareonekitchens.com

  • 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.

Sprout
Contact: Natalie Keane, 712-899-2268, natalie@sproutmn.com
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: Emily Paul, 651-493-7158, kitchen@thegoodacre.org

  • The kitchen is equipped with a range of smallware, three produce washing sinks, 24 burners of range space, six standard/gas/non-convection ovens, and one 6-foot and one 8-foot stainless steel table. 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, djroeser@comcast.net
1064 Gervais Avenue, Maplewood MN 55109

  • Perfect place to set up a test kitchen without investing in a lot of equipment; we hope you start with us and grow to take more available space. 5,000 sq ft kitchen for wholesale producers. Multi-prep and packaging areas with stainless steel tables; stackable convection ovens, stockpot gas stove, tilt skillet, walk-in coolers and freezers, 24/7 coded access. Common areas include break room, ADA restrooms, conference table area, onsite parking, and semi height loading dock. 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.

Weeknight Kitchen Commissary
Contact: Libby Mahaffey, 612-237-7731, libby@weeknightkitchen.com
1539 5th Avenue S, South Saint Paul MN 55075

  • 2,000 sq ft facility with four designated work areas and large center-island shared work space. Equipment includes double stack convection ovens, 6 top range with oven, 40G tilt skillet, deep fryer, walk in refrigerator and walk in freezer. Flex work space with seating and retail possibilities. Great space for catering, bakers and start-up food entrepreneurs.

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