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BUILDING SUCCESSFUL FOOD STARTUPS

 

 

KITCHENTOWN Food Startup Incubator

Changes in food culture are creating exciting opportunities for innovative food companies to bring a wave of new products and services to market. The emphasis is on health, nourishment, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and culinary diversity. KITCHENTOWN offers founders of food startups production space, equipment, and the opportunity to interact with a community of like-minded peers, industry experts, and investors to help scale their businesses.

When You’re Ready to Scale Up Production

KITCHENTOWN is a fully licensed food production facility in San Mateo, California, accommodating a wide variety of food and beverage product categories and services. From packaged goods, meal kits, and fresh food concepts to plant-based and functional foods, KITCHENTOWN offers the necessary infrastructure for scaling up food startups, including specialty prep areas, higher-capacity production equipment, walk-in refrigeration, and warehousing. 

Providing Founders With Expert Know-How

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The KITCHENTOWN Learning Lab offers programs for food startups, food policymakers, and anyone who wants to learn more about food and food business. We bring together experts and makers from across the industry — and put them together with interesting leaders from other sectors — to create engaging and informative workshops, events, classes and mentorship programs.

Based at our new innovation center in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, the Learning Lab helps busy food entrepreneurs stay curious and creative in the face of great challenges. Like everything at KITCHENTOWN, we want the Learning Lab to be a space where people share expertise, deepen practical skills, experiment with new ideas, and reconnect with their passion for good food.

Working with the next generation of startups to promote health, taste, and social responsibility

Whether VC–backed, crowdfunded or bootstrapped, KITCHENTOWN startups are innovating — delivering fresh foods in new ways, creating new food categories, and pioneering the use of unique ingredients.

Bakery Café

Pick up a loaf of the best hearth breads in the Bay Area. Enjoy a fine cup of coffee and nosh on pastries, scones, cookies, and empanadas, all baked fresh at KITCHENTOWN. Dig into farmer's market–inspired fare for breakfast and lunch, or fortify yourself with brunch service all weekend long, with seasonal menus from chef Henry Eng at no. 5 Kitchen. Meet with friends and shop for food from our makers and other local artisans while watching the activity of our busy kitchen space just beyond the glass wall.

 

Café HOURS

Monday 8am–4pm
Please Note: No breakfast or lunch service
coffee, pastry & bread only

Tuesday through Friday 8am–4pm
breakfast service 8am–10am
lunch service 11:30am–2pm
coffee & pastry until 4pm


Saturday & Sunday 8am–4pm
brunch service 8:30am–2pm
coffee & pastry until 4pm