Model Meals show off the East End Kitchens!

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, three 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.

For further information/questions email info@4thstreetmarket.com.

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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.

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

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

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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 (3.5 hours production; .5 hours clean‐up and sign‐off) 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 

Storage Options

Storage options available, based on availability (rates listed below):

  • Dry Storage
  • Cold Storage
  • Freezer Storage

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

Confectioner Kitchen Details

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

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RESERVATION SYSTEM

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

Retail Opportunities

Each food maker has the opportunity to have their products on the shelves of Alta Baja, 4th Street Market’s in‐house specialty food shop.

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)