Kitchen Space

KitchenShare is a certified, communal kitchen rental program for local food artists who want to get serious about their craft. Heritage Hub, a local food support system designed to diversify Tallahassee’s economy, offers programs that help level the barriers to entrepreneurial entry. KitchenShare provides the operational space and support services needed to get an idea off the ground or take a cottage business to the next level.

KitchenShare space is available either on a private or a shared basis.

KitchenShare is considered both a Commercial Kitchen by definition as well as a Kitchen Incubator. KitchenShare offers private space that is used by one of its clients at a time. Such space varies in size from a few hundred square feet to over 1,000 square feet and varies in the amount of equipment. KitchenShare offers a shared space which consists of several food preparation tables surrounded by a wide range of equipment. More than one client works within the space.

KitchenShare allows its clients to receive on-site private deliveries. It is the responsibility, however, of the client to procure and secure the deliveries. Kitchen Share rent also provides a process for its clients to ensure responsibility and liability.

Kitchen Share is equipped with a minimum of:

  • Arrange Hood with Fire Suppression
  • Fryer
  • 3 Conventional Ovens
  • Flat Grill
  • Mixers
  • Food Processor
  • Refrigeration
  • Freezer
  • Dry Storage
  • Vacuum Packaging
  • Arrange Hood with Fire Suppression
  • 2 Double Conventional Ovens
  • Multiple Handwash Sinks
  • Vegetable Prep Sink with Table
  • Inground Grease Trap System
  • 2 Three Compartment Washing Sinks
  • Tabletop Convection Oven and Microwave
  • Rolling Sheet Pan Ranks
  • Ice Machine

Plus so much more.

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Application Steps

Complete the

Return the completed form to KITCHENSHARE@THEFNIA.ORG.

Complete your

KitchenShare Members must be registered to do business in Florida.

Complete your

KitchenShare members must have a ServSafe certified food manager on-site while operating in the kitchen.

Complete the

All kitchen users must have a Food Handlers Card.

Complete Proof of
Liability Insurance

Liability insurance is available through the Food Liability Insurance Program starting at $299/year.

Product Licensing

Membership Levels & Pricing

Level I
Up to 10 hours per month

You're ready to start but you only need 10 hours or less every month in the kitchen. Start-up level is for you.

Level II
Up to 20 hours per month

A perfect option for an up-and-coming food professional. Full access for 20 hours a month.

Level III
Up to 30 hours per month

Perfect for established companies looking to increase their production output and handling.

Level IV
Up to 40 hours per month

With up to 40 hours per month in the kitchen, you'll be cooking up success.

Level V
Up to 50 hours per month

Great for food trucks, includes access to water pick-up/drop-off, grease disposal, waste disposal, and ice machine. 

Level VI
Up to 60 hours per month

Perfect for individuals who only need a commissary license, does not include any services. 

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