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FEED Kitchens

FEED Kitchens is a shared use commercial kitchen business incubator supporting food business start ups and their early stage development. A member based facility, FEED has 5 commercial kitchen production spaces and is available to members 24/7.


Operated as a nonprofit initiative by Madison Northside Planning Council, FEED Kitchens is a shared use commercial kitchen business incubator specializing in supporting food business start ups and their early stage development. A 5,400 sq. ft. facility, FEED has 5 commercial production kitchens which are available to our members 24/7. These kitchens house state of the art production equipment and training is provided on their use. Besides kitchen space for production, FEED helps businesses with licensing, product development, labeling, packaging, finance, marketing, and social media. FEED is an active, supportive, and multicultural workspace and is proud of the strong member-to-member support that occurs here. Businesses operating out of FEED include food carts, caterers, sauce makers, local farms, candy makers, kombucha brewers, spice mixers, meal kit assemblers, and bakers along with other food products. Besides commercial operators, FEED provides space for community groups and non-profits to operate programs as well as social enterprises. Dry, cooler, and freezer storage space is also available at FEED for producers operating in the facility.


Accelerators, Incubators, and Hubs

  • Accelerator
  • Entrepreneurial Hub
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Forming a Business

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Placement
  • Student Research Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution
  • Health and Safety Training

Product Development

  • Product Assembly and Packaging
  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • State Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Space and Equipment

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Primary ContactChris Brockel
Address1219 N. Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
Phone(608) 204-7017