To create diverse, exciting, and prosperous communities, local businesses need to thrive and local entrepreneurs must bring their passion to our community. Enter Union Kitchen. Union Kitchen exists to grow and promote small businesses.
Our goal is to build an interconnected platform for small businesses by providing a low-cost, low-risk, full-service kitchen for local businesses to establish their operations, streamline their distribution, and drive growth at every stage of the entrepreneurial process.
But Union Kitchen isn’t just about the bottom line as far as dollars. The true bottom line is the world we wake up to each morning. Washington, D.C. is being developed. Development can be an opportunity for us, as locals, to put a stamp on our city or an opportunity for large-scale developers and others to take advantage of the soaring real estate market to make themselves a buck (or, more likely, a few million). Union Kitchen is one piece of our effort to sculpt the future of D.C. A future that is grown organically, from within, to promote our businesses, to create our own culture, and to establish the community that we want to be waking up to each morning.
Union Kitchen is a food incubator focused on growing food businesses by providing Members with the kitchen, catering opportunities, distribution services, access to partnered businesses, discounted vendors, marketing, and facility maintenance. At Union Kitchen, we seek people and businesses with great products, efficient processes, and resilient mentalities. Learn more about Membership benefits and some of our illustrious Alumni here
Union Kitchen develops relationships with partners to bring our member’s products to market. We work with stores and markets to hold tastings to allow our members to pitch their products directly to buyers. We take it a step further by offering distribution services with some of our partners. We coordinate the sale and delivery of products to markets and stores making it much easier, efficient, and profitable for the sellers and the buyers. Send us a note if you want to partner with us to bring more great, local products to your shelves or markets.
Our full-service catering team brings together offerings from Union Kitchen Members and enhances each event with our industry-leading attention to detail. Engagements include weddings, corporate events, galas, and concessions. Let us customize your event with options such as chef stations, buffets, seated gourmet meals, and full-service bars. Host your next event with us at Union Kitchen: Ivy City or at the location of your choice.
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Union Kitchen has a proven track record of success starting and operating food incubators. We offer this institutional knowledge to other individuals, organizations, and government agencies, who, like us, believe in the power of small business and local production. By becoming a partner of Union Kitchen, you receive access to material tailored to your business and location. Regardless of where you are in the process of opening an incubator, we can help. Our custom training modules ensure your business launches efficiently and continues to grow and scale. We invite you to contact us today to find out more about how Union Kitchen can support you in achieving your goals.
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