Commercial Kitchens in Wisconsin

Looking for some information about commercial kitchens in Wisconsin? 

Algoma Farm Market Kitchen:

The Farm Market Kitchen is a non-profit organization and depends on rental fees, donations, grants and a generous cadre of volunteers who donate their time to help keep costs low for entrepreneurs starting their business on a shoe string budget. Our supporters give willingly to help you with your business. Processors using the Farm Market Kitchen are asked to help contribute through volunteer time and paying rental and service fees, some of which are outlined below.

Intake Fee – first year $200

This intake fee covers consulting and business assistance during the first year, meetings with inspectors and two training sessions in the kitchen: 1) facility sanitation and safety training, including a practice run of production and 2) inspection meeting and review of production process required for licensing. This fee is due at time of application.

Annual Fee – after first year: $50

Kitchen Rental Rate: $15 per hour

Anchor Tenant Fee: $10 per hour – committed to 20 hours per month.

Storage Rate: Dry storage, refrigerated and freezer storage are available to processors and fees are determined according to use.

Cleaning Fees: $5 per month – billed at the end of the year and is based on the months of use.

Aurora Kitchen (Also known as the Woodland Kitchen) Northeast Technical College:

Intake Fee - $140

Kitchen Rental rates range from $10 to $20 per hour, depending on frequency, licensing required and the equipment used.

They have minimal storage availabilities.
The facility will support the business aspects of food processing such as:

  • writing a business plan
  • labeling
  • packaging
  • marketing
  • distribution  

Brown County Incubator Kitchen: 

  • A licensed kitchen
  • 24/7 hr. access
Kitchen Rental Rate:

 $15.00 per hour  

Storage Rate:  ($25.00-$60.00)
  • Commercial stoves, convection oven, refrigerators, freezers, mixer, stainless steel work tables, bakers’ racks and more
  • Short-term or long-term usage
  • Technical assistance
  • Classes
  • Business coaching
  • On-site manager
  • Classroom space, Internets

Coulee Region Business Center:

Kitchen Rental Rate:  $10 per hr. for tabletop kitchen use

                                    $12 per hr. for general kitchen use

                                    $15 per hr. for baking, catering

Minimal Storage facility.

Kickapoo Culinary Kitchen: 

Work Area Key:  Area A     Catering (Including dish washing station)

                              Area B     Canning
                              Area C     Baking
                              Area D     Vegetable Prep
                              Area E      Packing/filling/bottling 

Kitchen Rental Rate: 1-39 hours/month - $14/hr. for A, B&D, C&E, D&E40 hours or more*
10 p.m. - 5 a.m.*                    $12/hr. for any of the above*
40 hours or more                   
Occasional Use                       $15/hr., one area, minimum of 4 hours
Meat Processing                     $18/hr., daytime only
Anchor Tenants                       Negotiated month

Storage Rate:                         4 linear feet of shelving

Dry                   $10/week 
Cooler             $15/week                   
Freezer            $20/week

Deposits: A $100 deposit is required prior to first use to cover costs of kitchen equipment training and assistance with DATCP, USDA or Dept. of Health inspection.

    1. Kitchen area combinations apply when multiple processors are at work.
    2. Area combinations can be negotiated, when space is available.
    3. Rental times include clean-up time.
    4. Rentals are payable in advance until credit history is established.
    5. *Indicates advance arrangement/commitment required.

Sharing Spaces Kitchen:

Kitchen Rental Rate:  Kitchen rental rates range from $15 to $25 per hour, depending on frequency and the equipment used.

Storage Rate:  Dry storage, cold storage, and frozen storage options – either on pallets or on shelves – for ingredients and finished products are available.  Storage rates vary widely.

Superior Business Center:

Application Fee Varies - $25-$50

Rental Rates:  Varies - $25 and $50 per hour

Storage fees vary

Watertown Farm Market Kitchen LLC:

Kitchen Rental Rates:  Pay for only what you need.

  • ·         Completion of safe food handling class (i.e. MATC, WCTC)
  • ·         Appropriate state or local licenses
  • ·         Proof of liability insurance.
  • ·         A $100 Security Deposit

The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen

The Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen is a state-inspected commercial kitchen owned and operated by a center supporting people with disabilities. Our professional food processing staff can prepare and package your recipes and food products for commercial sale. We prepare your recipes in small, affordable, commercial batches in our $1.5 million, 10,000 square foot, and state-of-the-art food processing facility in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Want to grow your food business? Want your own private label food brands? Want to start your own food business? Welcome!

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