Mission Kitchen is a shared workspace for food makers.
In London, hundreds of talented cooks and small food businesses need somewhere to call home. Mission Kitchen offers them:
- Affordable and flexible access to proper kitchens and professional equipment.
- Membership in a community of inspiring food entrepreneurs.
- Training, mentorship and expert advice.
- Support and services to help businesses start and grow.
Our first site will be opening in 2017 in South London.
More people than ever care about cooking, eating and buying good food. Across the country, customers are seeking out artisan producers, unique flavours and food made by passionate cooks with a personal touch.
This has created an opportunity for talented cooks to turn their passion for food into a succesful businesses.
Now, hundreds of new food businesses are setting up every year, from street food traders and bakers, to chocolatiers and catering companies.
This is the independent food revolution...
Starting a food business in London isn't easy. You need kitchen space, professional equipment, hygiene and safety certification, any number of connections and lots of advice and guidance.
Many people don't have access to the finance, knowledge and support that they need to get started. Equipment is expensive, the rules and regulations are confusing, professional kitchens are hard to find and too expensive for most people to access in the early stages.
This means lots of talented cooks with great ideas are struggling to build the businesses they want.
BUT Starting a food business isn't a piece of cake...
SO WE'rE ON A MISSION to make building a food business simpler, more affordable and more fun.
We're building shared workspaces for communities of food makers. With amazing kitchens at their heart, they will offer space, equipment, knowledge and networks that can help anyone create a successful business.
The key ingredients of membership...
professional SPACE & equipment
By sharing a kitchen amongst our members, we give early stage food businesses affordable access to high quality production space, cooking equipment and storage. Then, for when you're out of the kitchen, membership includes desk based workspace too.
Mission Kitchen brings a community of like-minded food businesses together under one roof. Play, learn and work together with some of London's most exciting food start-ups. Enjoy regular events, workshops and amazing meals with your new partners.
advice, support & mentorship
Food businesses need more than just space to succeed. We help our members navigate the complicated world of food enterprise, with training, guidance and peer-to-peer learning. Get introduced to both suppliers and customers and benefit from group discounts and services.
We want to help build a strong and diverse independent food economy, by providing the space and support that people need to learn more about food, develop new skills, and start and grow their own successful food businesses.
Great independent food businesses can offer new opportunities to people from all walks of life, and improve the lives of their owners, employees and the communities around them.
With the right support, they can make entrepreneurship more accessible, support local economies and bring communities closer together.