Interested in opening a small food business? We’re here to help! The first step for most prospective clients is to give us a call or send us an email in order to discuss your kitchen needs. We require the following for all entrepreneurs who want to use the DKC kitchens.
Detroit Kitchen Connect Application. The application fee is $20, and we will apply that to your first month’s reservation.
ServSafe Food Certificate. This will cost you $225 for a full day of Instructor-led training and the test is offered at the end of the day. It can be scheduled at www.picfoodsafety.com
General Business License. This cost will vary depending on what type of business you establish. You can find the application at www.michigan.gov.
Deposit. We will need a $200.00 deposit.
Insurance. You will need to purchase a $1 Million general liability policy, and name the kitchen space that you’re working out of as co-insured. This insurance is likely to cost you between $300 – $500 per year. This is useful for events, retailers, and vendors and most businesses require it.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the application and detailed instructions for applying.
The DKC team understands that there are a number of licenses and certifications that a food entrepreneur faces in starting a food business. To help you navigate these hurdles, FoodLab and our partners are available to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out early in your planning process. The best way to get advice is to attend Friday office hours, 8-10am at the Green Garage, 4444 Second Ave., Detroit 48201. Please email or call in advance to confirm: info(at)foodlabdetroit.com, 313-799-3280.