We want starting a food business in Atlanta to be attainable and encouraging for anyone with a great business idea! We hope you’ll find our easily customizable pricing and low minimum payment model refreshing when compared against the traditional models that require steep upfront pricing with high unattainable monthly rental rates and yearly contracts!
TOUR OUR SPACE
Once we've received your interest form and determined if we think Leaven can help your business rise and transform, we will reach out with an invite for an in-person tour and a get-to-know-you session at our shared-use commercial kitchen on Laredo Drive in Decatur, GA.
COMPLETE ONBOARDING AND BECOME A MEMBER!
Pay the $125 Onboarding fee and complete your licensing inspection. If you need help, our licensing consultant Lauren Carey can walk you through the entire licensing process ($150/hr).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What is required to produce at Leaven Kitchen?
If you don’t have any of the items listed below, we are happy to point you in the right direction during the onboarding process!
- A valid business license
- A Department of Agriculture License (we can assist you to obtain your license)
- Insurance Certificate (COI), Leaven must be listed as a certificate holder
- ServSafe Certification - If you need certification, we recommend this ServeSafe Training
Who can join Leaven Kitchen?
Leaven is certified for the Department of Agriculture, so you would have to be producing food that would be packaged and sold wholesale or retail. Think prepared meals that your customers would just warm up at home, beverages, baked goods.
**Please note that we are currently not able to accept caterers or food trucks in our current space since those are only permitted at a Dept of Health kitchen.**
What Equipment Do You Have?
Hobart 60, 40, & 20 at Mixers
Vulcan Tilt Skillet
Vulcan 6 & 4 Burner Stove Tops, Flat Top Griddle & Ovens
Vulcan Commercial Convection Ovens
Robot Coupe R2 Food Processors
HVC254 Vacuum Sealer
Vulcan Steam Kettle
Traulsen Blast Chiller
Estella Dough Sheeter
Avantco 20 qt Mixer
Asber Combo Range
Bakemax BMBD036 Semi Automatic Bun Divider/Rounder
Commercial Immersion Blender
Pots, pans, baking sheets, mixing bowls...
Can I bring in my own equipment?
Yes. Many of our members bring in and/or store their own equipment on site.
Do you accept food trucks?
We are currently not able to accept caterers or food trucks in our current space since those are only permitted at a Dept of Health kitchen.