Why businesses join
The shared absorption of high expenses is why Citizen Kitchens works. Equipment purchasing, licensing, health and agriculture requirements, plumbing and electric are just some of the obstacles to running a food-based business in Nashville. Our facility and services mean those expenses can be diluted down to a predictable and affordable monthly fee, which frees businesses to focus on what matters most: improving their business.
Best of all, this shared economy creates a robust network of food entrepreneurs whose collaboration opens the most difficult of doors for a business.
why we say
power to the producers
Citizen Kitchens is the best place to grow a food-based business in Nashville. For a single monthly membership or hourly fee, each business has access to licensed kitchen space, commercial equipment, storage, and other business support. The icing on the cake is the robust network of food entrepreneurs whose collaboration opens the most difficult of doors for a small business.
Each food business is unique. And Citizen Kitchens understands the diverse needs of our members. While a baker may only need a small table and ovens, a food truck will need storage and parking - and some businesses just need expertise.
Businesses producing packaged perishable foods and freshly-made breads, cakes and more find a home at Citizen Kitchens.
Starting a catering business is not easy if you don't have a kitchen to work from. Citizen Kitchens provides a fully-equipped facility for caterers.
While customers may only see the truck, the truth is any good food truck needs a hub from which it can work. Citizen Kitchens provides that hub.
At Citizen Kitchens we offer experience and expertise to any food business - not just our members. From permitting to packaging, we can help.