Your Vision

Streamline Production

Local Distribution

Connect With Buyers

Grow Your Business

Revenue Driving Services

About

Housed in a 15,000 square foot warehouse in Ottawa, we exist to grow and promote small food manufacturers & start-ups. Our goal is to create a community helping local businesses thrive and for entrepreneurs to bring their passion to our community.

The Ottawa Incubator Kitchen is one component of the Ottawa Food Hub – a non-profit, social enterprise created in partnership across The Natural Gourmet, Mountain Path Organics & Natural Foods businesses, and Just Food, the Ottawa region food systems organization. We have built a platform for small food businesses providing a cost-recovery, low-risk, full-service commercial kitchen to help establish and grow operations, access distribution and provide revenue-driving services from ingredient-sourcing to marketing.

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We gratefully acknowledge funding from the City of Ottawa and the Greenbelt Fund

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WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

 

The Kitchen

24/7 access to an equipped commercial kitchen with facility services.

 

 

Ingredient Sourcing

Source ingredients from our vast list of wholesalers. Looking for something special?
We can find it.

 

 

Scaling Up

Scaling up production can be tricky. We’ll help you get the recipe just right!

 

 

Packaging

Get your product retail-ready with attractive packaging that is CFIA compliant & shelf stable.

 

 

Marketing

Reach more customers & increase sales with brand building, social media, & point of sale materials.

 

 

Distribution

Save your time driving – we’ll get your product to retailers & foodservice in Ontario & Western Quebec!

 

 

Events and Demos

Events & Demos

Exhibit with us at local events at a reduced rate & at our in-house demo days open to chefs and buyers.

 

 

Network & Resources

Network & Resources

Get connected to business resources such as funding, educational seminars and supporting programs.

 

Find more information about our services HERE

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MEMBERSHIPS

MEMBERSHIP

Just like a recipe, your business needs are unique!

Unique packages are put together based on your business needs, and can include any or all services, including dry or cool storage, kitchen time, use of small or large equipment, assistance with labelling, etc. Information below should be considered a general guideline only. Come in and talk with us about your specific needs.

There are several types of memberships at the Ottawa Incubator Kitchen, based on the size of your company.

MEMBERSHIP FEE

Membership Type

Requirements (by annual sales)

Monthly Membership Fee

Hours of Consulting (included in membership)

Small

$0 – $24,000

$10

2

Medium

$24,001 – $49,999

$20

4

Large

+ $50,000

$40

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The preferred rate for additional consulting hours for all Ottawa Food Hub & Incubator Kitchen members is $35/hour. The regular rate for additional consultation is $50/hour.

KITCHEN TIME FEE

Hours of Kitchen Use* (per month)

Hourly Kitchen Rental

1 to 10

11 to 30

+30

$28.00

$26.00

$22.00

*Daily Garbage, Repair & Facility Services Fee – $5.00

Interested? Well let’s get cookin’! Apply here.

Apply Here

 

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CONTACT

Contact

Just like a recipe, your needs are unique! Fill out the form/give us a call and let’s chat!

info@ottawakitchen.ca | 613-482-2944