KITCHEN INCUBATOR

KITCHEN INCUBATOR

KITCHEN INCUBATOR

We house a kitchen incubator, which is a commercial kitchen that includes the services and capacity to help your business grow. Our space and programming are equipped with tools for food-based start-ups to take your idea from concept to reality.

Not sure where to start? Check out our How to Start a Food Business Guide, that details the process of vetting, formalizing, and growing your start-up.

Our goal for each of the businesses who use our space is to launch into a brick and mortar space of their own – whether that is a shared retail space or a manufacturing facility.

EQUIPMENT

CONVECTION OVEN

30 GALLON TILT SKILLET

60 QUART MIXER

COMPANIES SERVED

Those that:

  • Desire expansion
  • Sell consumer packaged goods
  • And/or are working towards a brick and mortar

**Our kitchen is not set up to serve food carts or trucks.

MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

To become a member:

  • Fill out our Application Form
  • Schedule a tour of the kitchen
  • Complete an interview and tasting

MEMBER NECESSITIES

  • Employer Identification Number
  • Business Bank Account
  • Insurance
  • Food Managers Certification

**These are not required in your initial application.

A SUCCESS STORY

“At Catapult, our goal was to get going, make our initial sales, and solidify our customer base. Now that we’ve accomplished that and have space to expand our operations, we are working to get our kombucha into more retailers + restaurants in Lakeland. Our time spent at Catapult and those connections we have
made have propelled us forward.”

– Wendy Johnson
Krazy Kombucha