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NoCo Community Kitchen and Incubator Program

The NoCo Community Kitchen is named after its historic location at 216 North Cortez Street in Prescott, Arizona. NoCo is more than a commercial kitchen; through the Incubator Program, existing food businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs receive business skills training, professional mentorship, and technical assistance to maximize their opportunities for success.

Please read the information below to see if NoCo Community Kitchen and the Incubator Program are a good fit for your needs.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO USE THE KITCHEN?

We prioritize access for local food producers and small businesses utilizing local ingredients. We also welcome educational institutions, non-profit organizations, caterers, special events programs, and community collaborations. 

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Complete the Kitchen Use Request Form. The Kitchen Manager will then contact you to discuss the next steps.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO USE THE KITCHEN?

Rental rates vary. For those using the kitchen on a regular basis, rates are based on the amount of time scheduled, equipment usage, and storage needs. Contact the Kitchen Manager for more details. 

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT IS IN THE KITCHEN?

The kitchen has a six-burner gas range, griddle, two gas ovens, and charbroiler. It also has an electric double-stack convection oven, a proofing cabinet, a mixer, and a microwave oven. A variety of preparation tools are available for use. Please contact the Kitchen Manager if you have specific equipment questions.

WHAT ARE THE TERMS OF USE?

Everyone using the kitchen must follow all health and safety regulations. Kitchen users are responsible for providing their own ingredients, maintaining their storage areas, and following all policies and procedures discussed during orientation. As a community kitchen, NoCo will provide access to a clean, licensed, well-maintained facility with a supportive, community-focused atmosphere. The Kitchen Manager is present to ensure everyone using the kitchen works together toward the same goal: supporting our local food community! 

WHAT IS THE INCUBATOR PROGRAM?

The Incubator Program is a four-week course that provides entrepreneurs with the foundational knowledge necessary to run a successful food business. Throughout the program, entrepreneurs benefit from technical assistance, access to industry experts, and one-on-one mentorship. Participants leave the program with all of the information needed to create a business plan and operate a successful business. 

The Incubator Program is also vital to building community in the kitchen. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge, experience, and mutual support to make NoCo a true community kitchen.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE INCUBATOR PROGRAM?

The program is designed for those considering starting a food business and those who have been operating a food business for 6 – 18 months. Participants should expect to attend every session, participate in group discussions, and spend 3 – 5 hours per week working on their business. Those who are serious about pursuing their business goals, enjoy small groups, and are comfortable asking questions will benefit the most from the program.

WHEN IS THE INCUBATOR PROGRAM?

Classes occur once a week for four (4) consecutive weeks and are held in person during the evening.

HOW MUCH DOES THE INCUBATOR PROGRAM COST?

The Incubator Program costs $250. Payment is due at the beginning of the first class of each session.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE INCUBATOR PROGRAM TO USE THE KITCHEN?

No. 

DO I HAVE TO USE THE KITCHEN IF I TAKE THE INCUBATOR PROGRAM?

No.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Please register by completing this form.

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER?

YES! Registration closes one week before the beginning of each session. Early registration is highly recommended as the class sizes are limited.

We’re proud to support and be supported by the following entrepreneurs:

We’re profoundly grateful for the support these businesses offer to NoCo Community Members: