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Town of Riverview / Kitchen Incubator Program

Are you an early-stage startup working in the food industry? Let the Chocolate River Cookery be your launchpad.

Whether you are a catering company in search of your first facility, an online business looking to be featured on store shelves, or a home-based vendor eager to move outside the farmers’ market arena, the Town of Riverview’s shared-use kitchen incubator will be your recipe for success. Dedicated to catering, retail and wholesale food businesses, our incubation program offers affordable access to a commercial kitchen for companies looking to start, grow and accelerate production.

This 6-month program acts as a unique testing ground for entrepreneurs looking to create and sell their products without being subject to a costly overhead and binding commitment. On top of production space, incubatees are shown the tools and resources needed for successful business development, making our culinary space far more than stainless stovetops. The Chocolate River Cookery works as an independent incubator program that gives participants the flexibility to work at their own pace without the need for classroom time. Let the Town of Riverview be your navigator!

What we’re looking for...

  • Start-up food businesses in need of their first preparation facility;
  • Home-based businesses that wish to legalize and grow their operation;
  • Market or online vendors that are not yet selling their products in retail centres;
  • Established businesses relying on one-off or difficult kitchen rentals;
  • Established businesses looking to grow and reach a new market. 

What we can help with…

  • Legalizing production
  • Commercial culinary space
  • Flexible facility access
  • Business development

How to apply… 
Applications to the Chocolate River Cookery incubator program will remain open throughout the year. All applicants will be subject to review by the Town of Riverview's Economic Development Department. Once accepted, the Town of Riverview will help participants navigate existing business development tools and resources while offering discounted access to a Class 5 commercial kitchen. Upon completion of the program, companies will be expected to outgrow the facility and have the resources needed to become self-sufficient. All applicants must read the Policies and Procedures prior to submitting an Online Application.

 

For more information contact
Department of Economic Development 
economicdevelopment@townofriverview.ca 

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