By Kansas Living on February 2, 2021

Community Kitchens in Kansas


Currently, there are 12 community kitchens across Kansas. These food facilities provide multiple uses for  individuals and food-business startups. The cost of using a community kitchen can be much lower than a renovation or building or renting a facility. Many community kitchens have commercial equipment that might be cost-prohibitive for a small startup. For cottage-food businesses (foods made at home for sale directly to the consumer), the community kitchen provides a separation from personal-use kitchens. For the most up-to-date list and information about community kitchens, visit the Kansas Department of Agriculture's website

305 LLC

305 SE 17th Street, Topeka
Cost: $100 per day

Aunt Faye's Community Kitchen

504 Main Street, Morland
Cost: $10 per hour with a damage deposit of $100 (refundable upon completion)

Culinary Commons Incubator Kitchen

2100 Harper Street, Lawrence
Cost: $25 per half day, $50 per full day and a $100 refundable deposit

The Culinary Incubator at Elk Plaza

203 N. West Street, Hanston
Cost: $50 half day, $75 full day with a cleaning deposit of $50

Food Innovation Accelerator at K-State Olathe

22201 W. Innovation Dr., Olathe
Cost: variable charge by day

Food Truck Central KC

100 S. James St, Kansas City, Kan.
Cost: $15 per hour off peak (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) to $20 for peak hours

Glacial Hills Food Center

1730 1st Ave. West, Horton
Cost: $15 per hour plus a $25 application fee, $50 cleaning deposit and a $50 non-refundable equipment maintenance fee

Graber Mercantile Prairie Kitchen

115 W. Main St., Pretty Prairie
Cost: One-hour use - $25; 4 hours or half day - $100; 6-hour day - $150

Harper County Education Center

128 E. 9th, Harper
Cost: $40 for six hours, $70 for 12 hours and a refundable deposit of $350

JOCO Commissary

600 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe
Cost: Variable

McCune Farm to Market

605 Hickory St., McCune
620-632-4470 or 620-632-5198
Cost: $10 per hour with a $150 refundable cleaning deposit

Next to Nature Farm

23338 Kissinger Road, Leavenworth
Cost: $15 per hour (3-hour minimum) with a $50 refundable cleaning fee

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