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. All entreprenuers will meet our team at the Eastern Market Corporate Office, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207. All entrepreneurs who want to participate in the DKC program and network of kitchens are requried to have the following:

Detroit Kitchen Connect Application. The application fee is $20.

ServSafe Food Certificate. This will cost you $195 for a full day of Instructor-led training and the test is offered at the end of the day. It can be scheduled at

General Business License. This cost will vary depending on what type of business you establish. You can find the application at

Deposit. We require a $200.00 non-refundable deposit for each kitchen location when licensed.

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.

Mentorship. If you  need assistance starting a food business contact FoodLab, Techtown DetroitBuild InstituteProsperUS Detroit , Accounting Aid Society our partners are available to help.

7 thoughts on “GETTING STARTED

  1. Please contact me at 313753-7266. Very interested in having my own Restaurant, my name is Satonia Beasley, thank you.

  2. I’m Very Interested in having my own Concession Stand.. I have my Business License, ServSafe, & Insurance, I just need help getting started….Please Help

  3. I have a product I would like made into cookies. I am looking for a community baker who might be interested in making these for me.

    Feel free to call me.

    Mike Carter
    Carter’s Nuts

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