Best Of 2017

Best Incubator For Food Innovators: Findlay Kitchen

Best Incubator For Food Innovators

With fresh produce and affordable eats from around the world, Findlay Market is a melting pot of global cultures, right in the heart of Cincinnati. And expanding on those core values of community, inclusivity and social interaction is the market-adjacent nonprofit organization Findlay Kitchen. The community space aims to give new food entrepreneurs a chance to flex their muscles in a commercial kitchen setting. Complete with commercial-grade kitchen equipment in a licensed facility, the affordable shared space allows for a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Membership in the 8,000-square-foot kitchen also features assistance to help entrepreneurs develop business plans through “incubation services,” whether they’re just looking to increase production or start their own restaurant. Current members include Em’s Sourdough Bread, Jenn’s Hot Tamale, Brewhaus Dog Bones and Gadabout Doughnuts. Findlay Kitchen, 1719 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine, findlaykitchen.org.