Citizen Kitchens is the place to grow a food-based business in Nashville.

 

For a monthly membership fee and reasonable hourly rates, food-based businesses gain access to invaluable tools that help them operate both effectively and efficiently, ultimately maximizing their success.

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Why businesses join

Citizen Kitchens

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.

 
 
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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.

 
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divisions

 

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


 

MAKERS

Businesses producing packaged perishable foods and freshly-made breads, cakes and more find a home at Citizen Kitchens.

CATERERS

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. 

FOOD TRUCKS

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.

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CONSULTING

At Citizen Kitchens we offer experience and expertise to any food business - not just our members. From permitting to packaging, we can help. 

 
 
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LOCATED IN

Nashville, TN

Our facility and our services allow food businesses to dilute their expenses and start-up costs to a predictable and affordable monthly fee.

With a convenient location in the booming Sylvan Park neighborhood and soon to be a second location in East Nashville, Citizen Kitchens is consistently looking for ways to give more Power to the Producers.

Interested in securing a spot in one of our kitchens?

 
 

Current Location
4611 Alabama Avenue | Sylvan Park

 

Coming Soon!
East Nashville

 
 
 
 
For Food Startups,
Incubators Help Dish Up Success…
— NPR, August 18, 2014
 
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