Salt Lake City is soliciting proposals from qualified individuals, government partners, non-profit organizations, for-profit business, and institutions to develop and manage a Culinary Incubator Kitchen (CIK) located within the Salt Lake City boundaries.
The Mayor and Salt Lake City Council have approved a total of $600,000 to support the development of a Culinary Incubator Kitchen in Salt Lake City. $350,000 will be available through a grant, while the additional $250,000 will be made available through a loan.
What is an incubator kitchen?
An incubator kitchen is designed to give small food businesses a competitive advantage when entering or continuing in the local marketplace by providing an affordable certified kitchen space for food prep.
Grant application process
Applicants should present a proposal to plan, construct, and operate the CIK in Salt Lake City using either an existing commercial kitchen or a commercial kitchen constructed specifically for this CIK project.
Interested parties must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Division of Sustainability by May 17, 2015 by 12:00 a.m. MDT.
If interested, please submit your LOI electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the following information;
- Name of company or organization
- Contact information
- Potential location (if identified)
- Potential partners (if identified)
- Declaration of interest