Food Incubator anybody?

Hot Bread Kitchen oversees a food incubator program that is fantastic.  This program has been up and running for the past three years.  We have really zeroed in on how to help the entrepreneurs behind these businesses educate themselves on the process of scaling a food business.  We have had some businesses move forward and we have seen more than a handful begin to get traction in stores such as Whole Foods.

If this is an area that interests you we are beginning to take applications for the next round. 

HBK Incubates One Pager 2013

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Timely…Considering one in Long Island City so this is good info to check against although our needs are for a dedicated space with storage, shipping and receiving.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Which one in Long Island City?

        1. Gotham Gal

          Interesting. HBK is a intensive program where you spend time focusing on multiple aspects of your business. There is also a variety of companies going through the same program together so the camraderie is a bonus.Curious what you think after doing the research.

          1. awaldstein


          2. Jessamyn Waldman

            Dedicated storage, receiving, and flexible hours are all part of the deal, conveniently located in Manhattan. Please call Sandra and set-up a tour– 212 369-3331.

          3. awaldstein

            Thanks.We called in and spoke to someone.Manhattan location is desirable but a dedicated space is essential for this model.Sounds like you have a great program although not perfect for our needs.Finding incubators close in with dedicated work spaces is however indeed a challenge.

  2. William Mougayar

    I love the idea of the food incubator. I just checked, and we even have a couple of them in Toronto.

    1. Gotham Gal

      it is a growing area. there is another one that will open at 1000 dean street in brooklyn sometime next year.

  3. pointsnfigures

    they tried this in Chicago and the city inspectors shut it down. Too much competition for existing restaurants.

    1. Gotham Gal

      interesting. then they are not going about it the right way. this is great for the economy.