Akron Food Works (AFW) is a shared-use kitchen and incubator devoted to removing the barriers undermining local food entrepreneurs’ ability to actualize successful small businesses. Our primary objective is fundamental - buildout a certified kitchen facility where local entrepreneurs, small catering operations, and culinary instructors can prepare, process and demo food products for the consumer market. Architectural plans and construction estimates have already been generated to renovate a 1,400 square foot kitchen, complete with baking, cooking and food prep stations, cold and dry storage facility. The AFW facility will provide users access to a certified commercial kitchen without the high startup costs required to build their own. AFW second objective is to create innovation and incubation programming for potential food entrepreneurs and established small businesses.
Peak Hrs 6am - 8pm $18.00
Off-Peak 8pm - 6am $15.00
Application Fee $20.00
Intake Process Charge $40.00
AFW Yearly Membership $375.00
Quarterly Membership Fee(if not annual) $99.00
Start Your Own Food Business $125.00 Optional
Grow Your Existing Food Business $325.00 Optional
Hudson Kitchen Food Business Bootcamp $175.00 Optional
Accepted Business Stages
- Pre-venture (idea phase, limited sales)
Accepted Business Types
- Food Truck / Mobile Vendor
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