Can I have a tour of the kitchens?

Absolutely! Please keep in mind that we cannot show the kitchen if it is currently occupied due to health department regulations.  Our Stations are located next to one another. Specialty equipment  is available, including 30 Qt Mixers,  Robot Coupe and large gallon size blender and 12" Slicer. Daily Reach in cooler space is also provided with rental.  If needed, locked cold storage is available for an additional fee.

Once you have decided to move forward you will need to fill out an application. We will contact you right away so our Kitchen Manager can set up a private meeting with you to tour the kitchens, discuss your needs and scheduling.  

Can I rent a kitchen Full Time?

Yes. Full time status consists of 120 hours per month and includes all amenities and discounted rates are available. Contact us for availability. Also, as a full time member you are entitled to 1 locked Dry storage cage and 1 locked cold storage cage.

Do I need a heath permit?

No.  We are a fully licensed, health department approved facility.  You will need a valid food managers certification and you staff will need valid food handlers cards.

When can I start?

If space permits, you may start right away.  Application, payment and scheduling will be available online and our kitchen manager will be in touch.

Do I need a Manager Food Handler’s Permit and how do I get one?

The Sacramento County Health Department requires one for each individual business. Getting a Food Handler’s Permit is not difficult. You will need to either study the information on your own, or take a short half-day class (this is what most people do) and then take the required exam to receive your certification.  We keep our kitchens extremely clean and sanitary and expect you to leave our kitchen like you found it.

Do I bring my own equipment?

We do provide most equipment, but you will need to bring any specialized equipment that you might need specifically for your business. Once you have toured our kitchens you will have a clearer idea. Here is a list of what is in each Kitchen.

Will I have any Storage/Refrigeration space?

Yes, although storage is limited, all “full time” (120+ hours per month)  members will receive a locked metro rack in our walkin and a locked dry storage rack. For an additional fee, extra refrigeration and dry storage space can be rented by the month.

Can I used the kitchen’s address as my actual business address?

We can accept deliveries on occasion for full time members, but we are not responsible for handling your mail or any loss of product.

Can I get deliveries?

Yes. You should try to schedule your food or packaging deliveries during your scheduled time in the kitchen. We will try to accommodate you in accepting your deliveries for you in your absence but this is not guaranteed.

How many other chefs will be using the same kitchen when I am in it?

Each station is designated, when it is your scheduled time, your station is exclusively yours. Each Station can accommodate up to 3 people. You can bring your own staff to help you, but remember, each staff member needs to have a valid food handlers permit.

How does cleanup work?

Each member is required to leave the kitchen (including floors, sinks, work tables, stoves, etc.) spotless after they finish their allocated time. We expect each member to leave the kitchen and equipment as you would want to find it. We take care of the deep cleaning, but please be respectful and leave it clean. We are closed between 2-5am for deep cleaning of the floors. If you wish to rent a kitchen during this time slot, arrangements can be made in advance. We have a common mop sink for each member to use during their allotted time slot.  We provide all cleaning supplies and chemicals.  We also allocate towels, stainless steel scrubbers and scrubbing pads for cleanup. Sanitizers and degreasers are provided with the rental.

What if something breaks?

Repairs and maintenance of equipment should be expected.  While we do our very best to maintain our equipment, breakdowns are inevitable. Communication is important and we encourage you to let us know right away if something is not working properly. We have contracted with a restaurant maintenance company to service our equipment monthly. We will work with you to get you to another kitchen or bring in another temporary piece of equipment.

How long can I rent the kitchen for?

As long as you want.  You must schedule your time and pay in advance