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General

  • Stand alone health department certified spaces
  • Rents hourly with flexible scheduling (open 24 hours)
  • Perfect for catering companies, food trucks, pop ups, farmers market vendors and incubator concepts
  • Dry / Cold / Freezer storage available 
  • Gluten Free and confectionary kitchens available 

Features & Benefits

  • Online Reservation System
  • Opportunities to sell and sample on-site at specialty food market, as well as host classes and dinners
  • PR/ social media exposure
  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Environment
  • Receiving available Monday-Saturday 6AM-12PM
  • FoodCentricity Consulting available 

Standard Equipment Amenities

  • Refrigerator, Freezer, Prep Station, Hand Wash Station, 3 Compartment Sink, Prep Sink, Work Table, 6 Burner Range/Convection Base
  • Optional: Tilt Kettle, Stand Mixer (30qt), Combi Steamer/Oven, Blast Chiller, Convection Steamer, Smoker & more...

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East End Incubator

Commercial Kitchens

 

201 E 4th Street

Santa Ana, CA 92701

714-843-9111

 

 

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East End Incubator Kitchens is 4th Street Market’s ten fully equipped, commercial kitchen spaces for rent, ideally designed for artisanal and small-scale food production, personal chefs and caterers.  East End Incubator Kitchens offer six traditional kitchen facilities, two dedicated solely to gluten free products and one specifically for confectionary work.  Each commercial kitchen space is fully self-contained, in that the food maker is not sharing their space with another, and features public viewing windows into the market.  These commercial kitchens may be rented by the hour, day, or month, utilizing access to the market’s 8,000 square foot basement which includes a commissary, dry storage, cold storage, and packing/ labeling room.  Food artisans will also have the opportunity to showcase and test market their products in 4th Street Market’s on-site specialty food shop.

East End Incubator Kitchens has partnered with Food Centricity, a business accelerator focused solely to assist artisans in successfully entering into this extremely competitive sales arena.  Food Centricity connects and streamlines resources to launch, groom, and effectively grow a business in Southern California and beyond, enabling and fast-tracking food maker success.

Model Meals show off the East End Kitchens!

MISSION STATEMENT

The incubator kitchens are a platform for up and coming food makers to take their creations to the next level. Our goal is to make the food maker successful.

Usage Requirements

All food makers must provide the following items prior to using any space at 4th Street.

  • Current Food Protection Manager Certification  Click Here
  • Liability Insurance Click Here
  • Description of Product and Production Steps
  • Refundable Security Deposit ($250)
  • Visit The Food Corridor for additional information.

Storage Options

Storage options available, based on availability

  • Dry Storage
  • Cold Storage
  • Freezer Storage

Business Center

Depending on the membership tier, each food maker has access to the Business Center. Amenities include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Shared office space with a Color and Black/White Printer
  • Lockers

Retail Opportunities

Opportunities to sell and sample on-site at specialty food market, as well as host classes and dinners

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

The rental kitchen spaces are available 24/7 and must be scheduled in advance. Each block scheduled is a 4 hour minimum unless pre‐approved for less time, or a more permanent schedule with set days and hours.

  • Peak Hours: 6AM – 10PM
  • Off‐Peak Hours: 10PM – 6AM 

Consulting Services

Consulting Services provided by Food Centricity, a business accelerator focused on helping food artisans/entrepreneurs launch and grow their business.  A multitude of services are available and are priced on a case by case basis.  Food makers will receive a free initial consultation to assess their needs.  Services include:

  • Recipe/Formula Development
  • Nutritionals
  • Menu Item Ideation
  • Packaging/Labeling
  • Co‐Packer Information
  • PR

Gluten Free Kitchen Details

Refer/Prep Station
Freezer/Prep station
Shelving
Hand Sink
3‐Compartment Sink
Prep Sink
Stand Mixer ‐ 30 qt
Combi Steamer/Oven
Gas Convection Oven
Speed Racks
6‐Burner Range Convection Base

 

 

RESERVATION SYSTEM

An online reservation system is used for booking space in the rental kitchens and/or event space. 

Commissary

4th Street utilizes a commissary system and receiving manager for streamlining ordering, deliveries, and to take advantage of buying power.

    Main Kitchen Details

    Refer/Prep Station
    Freezer/Prep station
    Shelving
    Hand Sink
    3‐Compartment Sink
    Prep Sink
    Tilt Kettle ‐ 12 gallon
    Tilt Kettle ‐ 40 gallon
    Stand Mixer ‐ 30 qt
    Combi Steamer/Oven
    Gas Convection Oven
    Speed Racks
    6‐Burner Range Convection Base
    Stock Burner
    Blast Chiller
    Convection Steamer
    Smoker (hot/cold)

    Confectioner Kitchen Details

    Hand Sink
    3‐Compartment Refer/Prep Station
    Freezer/Prep station
    Shelving Sink
    Prep Sink
    Induction Burners
    Chocolate Tempering Machine
    Granite Counter

    Rental Rates

    Kitchen Rates

    Peak Hours (6AM-10PM) - $30/hr

    Off‐Peak Hours (10PM-6AM) ‐ $25/hr

    Monthly User – 20% off the regular rate. User must schedule no less than 24 hours and no more than 40 hours per week. 8 hours of off‐peak time must be scheduled if booking more than 32 hours. Monthly Users get priority scheduling.

    Tenant User – same as monthly user rate; no minimum required. Priority scheduling will be on a case‐by‐case basis.

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    DRY STORAGE PER MONTH               Cold Storage Per Month         Freezer Storage PEr Month

    1 Shelf - $15                                                                    1 Shelf - $30                                                               1 Shelf - $30

    2 Shelves - $30                                                               2 Shelves - $30                                                          2 Shelves - $30

    3 Shelves - $45                                                               3 Shelves - $90                                                          3 Shelves - $90

    4 Shelves - $60                                                               4 Shelves - $120                                                         4 Shelves - $120