Forage Kitchen will be a co-working space for food. More than just a rental kitchen, Forage Kitchen will be a home for not only artisan food makers, but for the entire Bay Area food community.
We’re still looking for the perfect space, but we figured, why not start teaching people now? We’ve begun offering cooking classes through some of our favorite Underground Market vendors.
We’re still working on getting Forage Kitchen up and running, but if you’d like to use the kitchen when it opens:
Starting a business: click here
Just want to learn to be a better cook, or use the space for fun projects? Click here
We just raised $156,000 through Kickstarter from people who want to use this space. Check it out here and help us to create this great resource for San Francisco and a model for similar spaces nationwide.
Forage Kitchen will be an incubator, much like The Underground Market, where we can push the food movement forward by helping small food makers to become successful. The Kitchen will include a shared-use kitchen, shared office space, equipment rental, and business support such as design and permit consulting. It will be a space where food professionals can take their business from start to finish. We’ll have different rental structures for different businesses, so whatever stage you’re at, we’re here to help.
But this won’t just be a space for professionals. What makes Forage Kitchen different from other rental kitchens is the ease of access for non-professionals. Instead of needing to sign a year long contract, submit proof of liability insurance, and get a catering permit, we’ll have alternative options for occasional users.
For $99/month, you’ll be able to use our kitchen. Whether it’s to can your backyard veggies, try out a recipe you’ve been eyeing, or make a feast for a potluck, Forage Kitchen will help you do that. We’ll have training and cooking help available, as well as optional cold storage, meat curing, and equipment rental. This membership will also get you first dibs on cooking classes and invites to member-only parties and events.
Images by Chelsea Dyer