Detroit Kitchen Connect, a program of Eastern Market Corporation, helps community kitchen partners become centers of food activity in their neighborhoods, providing opportunities for entrepreneurship. In helping partners to make kitchens accessible, and providing technical assistance, workshops, and other startup services for food businesses, DKC supports a diverse group of entrepreneurs to do what they love and contribute to Detroit’s growing good food system.

If you have an under-used kitchen and are interested to learn more about joining the Detroit Kitchen Connect network please contact us.

Kitchen Allies
Beyond our immediate network of kitchens, the DKC team convenes a quarterly meeting of organizations and individuals who are currently operating or developing shared-use kitchen projects in Michigan and our neighboring regions. The schedule for 2016 is:

  • May 2016 in Lansing, Michigan (contact us for more information)
  • July 13-142016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the MFIN/MFHN Joint Meeting (contact us for more information)
  • October 2016 TBA, Flint Food Works, Flint Michigan

Meetings will rotate to Michgian incubator kitchen locations.  Check back for upcoming locations. To learn more or participate in these meetings, please contact Anika Grose:

4 thoughts on “KITCHEN PARTNERS

  1. Malinda Brown

    Hello my name is Malinda Brown, and I am looking for a venue to rent for a food tasting for my client with access to a kitchen. Do you offer any services like that or know of a company that does?

    • Hi Malinda,

      Primarily, Detroit Kitchen Connect is a network of full service shared, commercial kitchens that provides a place for our clients to create the latest (and best) packaged food products, become caterers, sell at local markets and more. But yes, we’re also available for “every day” non-business use, such as food-related parties, retreats, tastings, cooking/canning classes, fundraisers and more. Please email me at, I would like to hear more!

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