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, 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, and bike racks are provided onsite.
Features Include :
Clean, professional facility – cleanliness leads to godliness! Members are required to keep the kitchens clean. In addition, our team also cleans, and we bring in deep cleaners on schedule.
Large Culinary Kitchen – 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.
Members’ Kitchen – with stations, refrigeration, enhanced lighting and decorated tastefully for member meetings, client tasting, and food testing
Walk-in refrigeration and freezer – for eligible members with large production
Dry storage and service goods storage – for eligible members with large production or caterers with service items
Delivery and receiving area – receive and dispense large product delivery for same day use to your station
Outdoor space for smoking and grilling – barbecue if you have to, or just hang out in the garden area
Day lockers – secure your valuables while in production
Wi-fi and secure 24/7 access – stay connected, feel safe. If you need to cook overnight, we get it and want to make sure you’re secure while doing it.
Co-working environment – know your fellow members, their business aims and goals. There are no strangers in The Cook’s Nook.
Professional Business Environment – open, professional kitchen for members, clients, and vendors – our members can run their businesses from The Cook’s Nook, show their product, host tastings and engage with potential clients, customers, and vendors
Business Incubation – peer and chef-led meetings and consulting to help your product, operations, and business stay on track
Ready to Get Started? Fill out a Cook’s Nook Application Form.
Cook’s Nook Members at HOPE Market!
Sundays March 31st, 2019 • 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Cook’s Nook Members on Sundays at HOPE Market for hands-on demonstrations.
Finding Hidden Markets for Business Growth
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Whether you’ve recently launched a startup, or operate an existing business, come receive professional advice on how to find hidden revenue and overlooked marketing gems. Click here to register.
Face Your Fears to Achieve Growth!
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Taking time to think through and maintain a detailed financial plan will help with the long-term success of your business venture. Learn the basics of financial statements. Click here to register