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Colorado Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens - Places to make foods to sell

Colorado Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens -
Places to make foods to sell!

A licensed kitchen is an inspected, registered commercial kitchen where foods intended for sale can be safely made, in accordance with laws and regulations. While many states allow some low-risk foods to be made at home and sold in smaller quantities, many foods intended for sale can only be made in a licensed kitchen. If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, refrigerated foods or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. many licensed kitchens open their doors at low cost to local food entrepreneurs. If you would rather have a company make and package the food product for you, see this list of copackers in Colorado

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Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens and Shared Kitchens

Note: the pricing is now out of date and in most cases, the current prices are substantially higher now!  It changes so quickly, I only included it as a rough ballpark!  But if you have current pricing, please let me know and I'll revise it!

  • Boulder Kitchen Share -
    6333 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80303. And 4593 N. Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80304. Phone:  (720) 435-1980. Email: [email protected]. Boulder's Most Affordable Kitchens. Contact: David Salzman.
    Fully Equipped Pastry / Ice Cream / Food Products. Special Steady Shift prices (as of 1/1/2020)  starting as low as $ 4.25 per hour. NEW PROGRAM - RENT TIME AS YOU NEED
    IT FOR JUST $99.00 PER MONTH (includes 10 hours usage - rent additional shift time for $ 10.00 per hour ).Colorado Kitchen Share offers affordable kitchen share spaces. We currently operate 34 kitchens in the Boulder, Longmont, and Denver area. Colorado Kitchen Share is Colorado's largest commissary company. Our mission is to offer Colorado's food and baking companies extremely clean kitchen space that is very affordable. Brand new kitchens with primarily brand new equipment. Kitchen Share programs that are flexible to meet your needs. Specialized equipment to better help your food business compete against larger operations. Free consulting to assist you in reaching your goals and, ultimately, help you into your very own full-time kitchen when you are ready.  We also offer gluten free kitchens.  Our Steady Shift Program pricing starts as low as $5.77 per hour for our late night shift ( 11:59 pm - 6:00 am ) and as low as $9.89 per hour for our morning shifts. Our Steady Shift program enables you to have the same time shift(s) in our kitchens each week. Our Time on Demand Program pricing starts as low as $10.71 per hour. This program provides you the flexibility to book your time shifts each month as needed.
  • Celestial Catering -
    15473 E. Hampden Ave., Unit A, Aurora, CO 80013. Phone:  (303) 564-2483. Email: [email protected].
  • City Ice Kitchens -
    730 S. Jason St, Denver CO 80223. Phone:  (303) 320-0291. Fax (720) 306-2413. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Laura Dickter. The commissary is located close to I-25 and Santa Fe. The following equipment is in place: refrigerator, range top stove, multiple convection ovens, 40 qt mixer, Robot Coupe, microwave, freezer storage, shelf storage, multiple stainless tables, clearing sink with sprayer, vegetable sink. The location has been approved by the Dept of Health. The all-inclusive price (as of 1/1/2020) for the first few months will be $17/hour. No other fees will be required. There will be available in the near future some high-end baking equipment. Additionally, the building has enough storage for multiple kitchens.
  • Denver Commissary -
    3600 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80205. Phone:  (303) 369-4653. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Brad Feely. 20,000 sq. ft. facility specializing in parking, prep and storage for food trucks, caterers and meal delivery services. Amenities: onsite dedicated secure electrical parking, walk in refrigerators and freezers, dry storage, convection and non-convection ovens, ranges, grills, flat tops, fryers, mixers, small-wares, dishwashing machines and triple sinks, ice machines, prep tables, Wi-Fi, tasting room and truck washing station. Denver Commissary is a fully licensed industrial commercial kitchen designed specifically for food trucks and caterers. With all the amenities to help your mobile retail food establishment flourish, Denver Commissary allows you to park, prep and store all in one central location. Close to downtown and minutes away from Denver's highways and main thoroughfares, our location makes the perfect home for your food truck or catering operation. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our facility.
  • Denver Kitchen Share - Denver's Most Affordable Kitchens
    4897 Oakland St., Denver, CO 80239. Phone:  (720) 435-1980. Email: [email protected]. Contact: David Salzman.Fully Equipped Pastry / Ice Cream / Food Products Special Steady Shift prices (as of 1/1/2020)  starting as low as $ 4.25 per hour. NEW PROGRAM - RENT TIME AS YOU NEED IT FOR JUST $99.00 PER MONTH (includes 10 hours usage - rent additional shift time for $ 10.00 per hour ). Colorado Kitchen Share offers affordable kitchen share spaces. We currently operate 34 kitchens in the Boulder, Longmont, and Denver area. Colorado Kitchen Share is Colorado's largest commissary company. Our mission is to offer Colorado's food and baking companies extremely clean kitchen space that is very affordable. Brand new kitchens with primarily brand new equipment. Kitchen Share programs that are flexible to meet your needs. Specialized equipment to better help your food business compete against larger operations. Free consulting to assist you in reaching your goals and, ultimately, help you into your very own full-time kitchen when you are ready.  We also offer gluten free kitchens.  Our Steady Shift Program pricing starts as low as $5.77 per hour for our late night shift ( 11:59 pm - 6:00 am ) and as low as $9.89 per hour for our morning shifts. Our Steady Shift program enables you to have the same time shift(s) in our kitchens each week. Our Time on Demand Program pricing starts as low as $10.71 per hour. This program provides you the flexibility to book your time shifts each month as needed.
  • East Evans Commissary Kitchen - Commercial kitchen, Recipe development, Packaging, Distributor, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Bakery
    2000 South Dahlia Street 250 C, Denver, CO 80222. Phone: (303) 759-9307. Email: [email protected]. Open: for hours and availability. Directions: directions. Click here for a map and directions. Located off of I-25 and Evans. This is an immaculately kept 1,000 sq.ft. Licensed Commercial Kitchen. Renting space at the rate of $25.00/hr this gives you access to a double commercial convection oven, 6 burner commercial gas grill double oven and flat top, char broiler range, large 60qrt mixer, dough sheeter, 30qrt mixer, automatic Slicer, low temp dish washer, 3 compartment sink, and plenty of counter space for production. 24/hr access is available. Freezer and refrigerated walk-in storage available. Dry storage is available. Give us a call for a tour of the kitchen. John (303) 759-9307 Located in Denver County. (ADDED: December 31, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Elizabeth Commissary -
    796 E. Kiowa Ave., #H5, Elizabeth, CO 80107. Phone:  (720) 398-8816. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Cathy Merola. Our health department approved kitchen is available for rent to caterers, bakers, small-to-medium sized food manufacturers, teachers of cooking classes, mobile food vendors, community organizations and groups who need a kitchen in which to expand their culinary creativity, grow their business, and feed their souls and bellies. Our kitchen is clean, bright and has lots of workspace. We invite you to come enjoy the experience of working in a professional kitchen with an "at home feel."
  • Gilberto's Gourmet Goodness, LLC dba Brown Dog Family Kitchen -
    3512 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO 80525. Phone:  (970) 217-7072. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Jay Iglehart. Product Categories include Bakery Mixes, Bread/Cake and Similar Products, Candy/Confections, Cheese, Cookies/Crackers, Dressings/Pickles/Sauces, Feeds (prepared), Field Crops (bulk and packaged), Flavorings, Extracts, Syrups, Fruit Fillings, Fruits/Vegetables (fresh), Grains, Nuts, Seeds, Icings, Juices, Oils, Pasta Products, Canned Specialties, Spices and Condiments . Minimum Order: Subjective to company and its products. Current Equipment Inventory:
    Two 40-gallon steam jacketed kettles, double oven with 10 burner top, two walk-in refrigerators, hood with fire suppression, dishwasher, prep tables, automatic label applicator, 12.5 gallon stainless filler. We are licensed manufacturers and do everything up to code with the state and county health departments. Gilberto's has a certificate of training in 10 different categories covering acidified foods, canning, retorts,
    closures, etc. This was obtained at the Better Process School at Oregon State University. State/County Health Department approved. Available room temperature storage and refrigerated storage. No freezer storage.
  • The Kitchen Coop -
    8835 W 116th Circle, Broomfield , CO 80021. Phone:  (303) 330-0295. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Jeff Greenburg. The Kitchen Coop offers culinary equipment, professional consultants, and supplemental shared services for small food companies. The production space can be modified to meet the needs of any size business. Common culinary equipment is included with the facility. The Kitchen Coop currently offers five production spaces ranging from 300 - 900 square feet. These spaces include two large bakeries (including a gluten-free bakery), two climate controlled production spaces (ideal for confections & raw goods), and an medium allergen control space. The facility also includes two packaging rooms (one of which is allergen-controlled) for applying labels, making cartons, and preparing shipments; a large dry warehouse (which allergen-segregation capabilities), and large refrigerated and frozen storage. All production spaces and storage are forklift accessible and managed by The Kitchen Coop staff. In addition, The Kitchen Coop features a large co-working and event space for their clients to run their business operations on site. The Kitchen Coop is also working toward an SQF Level 2 certification and certifications for Organic, Gluten-Free, and Kosher will be sought in conjunction with the needs of their clients after the facility is fully operational.
  • Kitchen Network Commissary -
    4986 Morrison Rd, Denver, CO 80219. Phone:  (303) 922-1011. Email: [email protected]. Kitchen Network Commissary is Denver's longest running shared kitchen incubating approximately 150 specialty food businesses each year. We are the first step in being compliant with county regulations. With 11 private commercial kitchens, 2,500 square foot commissary and 12,000 square foot facility we make starting and growing your business affordable. However, it is our knowledgeable team, full time maintenance crew, and members that make this place unlike any other commissary
  • Longmont Kitchen Share -
    1515 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Phone: (720) 435-1980. Contact: David Salzman. Email: [email protected]. Colorado Kitchen Share offers affordable kitchen share spaces. We currently operate 34 kitchens in the Boulder, Longmont, and Denver area. Colorado Kitchen Share is Colorado's largest commissary company. Our mission is to offer Colorado's food and baking companies extremely clean kitchen space that is very affordable. Brand new kitchens with primarily brand new equipment. Kitchen Share programs that are flexible to meet your needs. Specialized equipment to better help your food business compete against larger operations. Free consulting to assist you in reaching your goals and, ultimately, help you into your very own full-time kitchen when you are ready.  We also offer gluten free kitchens.  Our Steady Shift Program pricing starts as low as $5.77 per hour for our late night shift ( 11:59 pm - 6:00 am ) and as low as $9.89 per hour for our morning shifts. Our Steady Shift program enables you to have the same time shift(s) in our kitchens each week. Our Time on Demand Program pricing starts as low as $10.71 per hour. This program provides you the flexibility to book your time shifts each month as needed.
  • Progressive Paleo -
    1625 W. Uintah St., Suite K, Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Phone:  (719) 649-6444. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Skip Graham. 100% Gluten Free facility. Fully stocked with all the basic needs: convection ovens, 10 burner gas stove, 3' gas grill, pots, pans, sheet trays, cookware, cold and dry storage. Centrally located with easy freeway access. Full time, part time and commissary positions available.
  • Rocky Mountain Commissary -
    5604 Kendall Ct., Arvada, CO 80002. Phone:  (303) 514-8660. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Scott Sucaet. Product Categories include Bakery mixes, bread/cake and similar products, candy/confections, cheese, cookies/crackers, dressings/pickles/sauces, feeds, field crops, flavoring, extracts and syrups, fruit fillings, fresh and frozen fruits/vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, ice cream/frozen desserts, icings, juices, vacuum-packed specialties, spices, condiments, tea. 10, 20, 40 and 80 gallon kettles, bagel kettle, 2000 square feet of refrigeration space, 1000 square feet of freezer space, 14 kitchens and warehouse space, Baxter and Revent ovens for large production.
  • Salad Ground Kitchen Share -
    4920 Pearl St., Unit C/D, Boulder, CO 80301. Email: [email protected]. Contact Nikki Dugas.  Salad Ground kitchen is centrally located, just past Foothills on Pearl St. with super-convenient access to the Boulder and Denver markets. We offer a clean and updated kitchen space for caterers, bakers, small food producers, and food trucks. Equipment includes large Hobart mixer (80 qt), stackable convection oven, French Top gas range, Baxter rotating double rack oven, microwave, walk-in refrigerator, freezer space, and other small wares.

Other Resources

If you still can't find a suitable kitchen, you may need a co-packers.  Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies - and small food businesses - to sell.   See this list of co-packers in your area.

 

Where can I find more information about canning?

For more than 250 specific, simple recipes with step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on canning and food preservation, see this page.


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