The Cook’s Nook is a culinary incubator with a full range of commercial kitchen equipment and business support. The kitchens occupy a former Southeast Austin family home and warehouse in a lovely green space near the intersection of Airport Blvd, Hwy. 71 and Ben White Boulevard – just south of the river. It’s convenient to downtown from 5th and 7th Streets, with easy access from 183. Two bus routes, 4 Montopolis and 350 Airport Blvd, stop within a half-mile of The Cook’s Nook.
We offer the following features to help you provide quality food and beverages to your consumers:
- Menu/Recipe Development with Partners (partner fees will apply)
Vendor Drop Program (with select vendors)
Operational and Production Feedback (upon request)
Receiving Area for loading/unloading product
Business Admin & Co-working Access (weekdays 9am-6pm)
WiFi, Print, Scan, Copy available
Member Co-working and Meeting Areas
Business Enhancement & Co-Marketing
Quarterly Business Reviews
Product Marketing and Management Feedback
Co-Marketing through Cook’s Nook social media & website
Food & Community Opportunities
Members Demo Kitchen scheduling for small business events, video shoots, tastings, client or vendor meetings (additional)
Members Lawn scheduling for small member-invite events (additional)
Industry-led Topics and Workshops (partner fees may apply)
In-house Peer to Peer Coaching and Workshops
Business Document Review
Entrepreneur Coaching & Follow-ups
Members are required to keep the kitchens clean. In addition, our team also cleans, and we bring in deep cleaners on a regular schedule to ensure city, county, state, and FDA compliance. This clean, bright professional space is built specifically for culinary professionals and includes a wireless Internet connection.
There are 8 stations, and each station has space for two to three team members, prep table, metro shelf. Each station is within reach of hot line, sinks, same-day refrigeration and dish. There are pacious dish areas and prep sinks to maintain high levels of sanitation. You can find the following equipment: a 20 qt mixer, a 40 qt mixer, a fryer, a chargriller, 2-8 burners, flattops, 2 double stacked convection ovens, day speed racks, and floor carts for shared use.
Members receive 24/7 scheduled, secure access to The Cook’s Nook kitchens with stations, refrigeration, enhanced lighting and tasteful decor for member meetings, client tasting, and food testing. There is also reach-in refrigeration during scheduled production time, speed rack and Metro shelves during scheduled production time.
Eligible members with large production will have access.
Eligible members with large production or caterers with service items will have access.
Receive and dispense large product delivery for same day use to your station.
Barbecue if you have to, or just hang out in the garden area. The outdoor lawn is available for limited smoking. Or host your brand events in a tree-lined, inviting professional space and community.
Secure your valuables while in production.
All scheduling, booking, add-ons, invoices, documents, payments and software support is available and managed through The Food Corridor.