About Us


Also known as a "Food Business Incubator," Citizen Kitchens is the place to grow a food-based business in Nashville.

For a monthly membership fee and reasonable hourly rates, businesses have access to licensed kitchen space, storage, commercial equipment, sales and other business support. This shared economy creates a robust network of food entrepreneurs whose collaboration opens the most difficult of doors for a food-based business.

The shared absorption of high expenses is why Citizen Kitchens works.

Equipment purchasing, licensing, health and agriculture requirements, plumbing and electric outfitting 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 improving their business.



who we are


At Citizen Kitchens, we choose inspiration over competition for a stronger community and a healthier way to do business.

From local food trucks who use Citizen Kitchens as their home-base for production, to bakers who come in to crank up the ovens at the crack of dawn each day, to caterers that supply fresh, healthy lunches to hundreds of Nashville businesses throughout the week, the members of Citizen Kitchens are certainly unique.

The commonality that everyone shares is their passion for what they do, different as what they do may be.


Our Members


The members of Citizen Kitchens are the backbone of this business; for without members, there would be no community in which we could all grow. 

It is through this community and shared space that we are able to become more successful.

Get to know the members of Citizen Kitchens.