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The Business Cultivator KITCHEN

Our kitchen program assists culinary professionals realize their dream by providing a low-cost, full-service kitchen space.

We eliminate the need for small businesses to take on the debt of purchasing expensive equipment or signing a long-term lease. Instead, culinary entrepreneurs can focus on building a sustainable and profitable business. If you’re looking for access to a commercial kitchen to produce your goods in accordance with Colorado Health Department regulations, we’re here to help.

Our Program

Our Kitchen Program provides:

  • 24/7 access to commercial equipment
  • Production workspace
  • Cold and dry storage
  • High-speed broadband internet access in kitchen area
  • 24-hour keycode access and security
  • Food safety training
  • Business management training
  • Ongoing technical assistance and one-on-one consulting


Prior to acceptance into the program, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Colorado Secretary of State
  • Business must be licensed with the Montrose County Health Department, DCPHE, FDA (as applicable)
  • Proof of Certified Food Protection Manager certification for one owner
  • Provide $2M general liability insurance policy
  • All applicants must complete a business plan and cash flow projection (coaching assistance available)


Our fee structure is as follows:

  • $45 application fee
  • $50 monthly program fee
  • $12/hour kitchen use
  • $200 refundable deposit

Check List

To apply for kitchen use, you must:

  • complete an application;
  • sign a Kitchen Use Agreement; and
  • sign a Statement of Operating Policies.

We intend to serve as many food entrepreneurs as possible but place a priority on those who have an interest in building successful businesses. We reserve the right to deny applications to those who pose a risk to the safety and/or security of others.


There’s more to a successful business than meets the eye. Food entrepreneurs often begin with an inspiration and skill in producing wonderful foods. What they often need to succeed is training in the functional areas of business, like marketing, accounting, operations, human resources, etc.

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