is a new start-up curated by 29-year old real estate development firm, Urban Equities, Inc. www.uequities.com This brand will offer test kitchen space and cutting-edge shared commercial kitchen incubation facilities. The fully licensed shared kitchens will be rented on an as-needed basis to food entrepreneurs, including both culinary and pastry chefs, seeking to build & grow their businesses.
Soul City Kitchens will create a hub that connects food entrepreneurs in Bronzeville and around the world. Offerings will include shared and private commercial kitchen space, cold/dry/freezer storage, loading/receiving docks, food truck capabilities, event space (reserved for chefs) , collaboration with other chefs and caterers, and a robust community of food entrepreneurs. As a new neighbor, Soul City Kitchens looks forward to collaborating with local stakeholders.
The mission of Soul City Kitchens is to provide a robust, community-based incubation hub where food entrepreneurs grow and prepare nourishing food while supporting one another, generating local job opportunities, and accelerating local economic growth.
Soul City Kitchens seeks to provide equitable access to commercial kitchen space for chefs and food entrepreneurs; innovate the food industry while revitalizing the communities we enter, and, prioritize the community by listening and responding to their needs as best we can.
Minimize Barriers to Entry
Ensure Focus on the Food
Thrive in a New Normal
"I’m excited to work with the Bronzeville community through Soul City Kitchens. I see this as an opportunity to open doors for people on Chicago’s Southside. You may be a seasoned veteran in the industry looking to expand, or someone just starting off and desire to take your business to the next level. I, and the Soul City Kitchens team, look forward to helping to make your dream a reality."
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