Stay compliant with the City of Austin with The Cook’s Nook as a culinary incubator for grease and water disposal, fresh water refill, and plug-in while on-site. Emergency dry or cold storage may be added to your membership, so you can order more effectively and store goods securely and safely, allowing you to better manage food costs.
Under City of Austin Health Department requirements, a Mobile Vendor Permit does NOT allow the use of the production facilities. You must have a Food Enterprise Permit and a Food Enterprise membership to use the on-site production facility.
You’ll need to meet with The Cook’s Nook team during regular business hours, and provide:
- Completed Mobile Food Vendor Application and completed permit from the City of Austin website
- City of Austin Food Handler’s / Manager’s Permits. These and other compliance requirements by the City of Austin must be maintained throughout the membership.
- $350 Security Deposit
- Arranged Automatic Debit
- The Cook’s Nook Membership Agreement
- Certificate of Insurance, with a minimum of $1m commercial general liability insurance, with The Cook’s Nook as an additional insured. This must be maintained throughout the membership.
- 6 months’ minimum membership required
If you wish, you can move to a Food Enterprise Membership, and access The Cook’s Nook for preparation and production for your expanding business.
Startup Disaster Stories and What We Can Learn
Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
Join Marc Nathan, VP of Client Strategy at Egan Nelson LLP, Joi Chevalier, CEO of The Cook’s Nook, Andrew Eisenberg, Partner at Lee & Hayes, P.C., and April Riggs, Digital Brand Manager at Still Austin Whiskey Co. as the panel shares startup disasters and lessons learned. Click here to register.
The Cook’s Nook at SXSW: The Future of Food
Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 11 AM to 4 PM
WeWork Food Labs in the SXSW Building at 1400 Lavaca St.
Join a diverse group of experts, influencers, leaders and visionaries for a taste of how technology, innovation and social issues are revolutionizing the future of food. Free to public (limited tickets available), SXSW badge holders will be given priority access. Click here to register.
Cook’s Nook at SXSW: The Data-Driven Food System: From Soil to Supper
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
JW Marriott, Salon FG
Google has convened the Refresh Working Group—40 farmers, nutritionists, retailers, researchers, and consumers—to collectively examine how AI is helping to improve the U.S. food system. Click here to register.
Cook’s Nook at SXSW: Empowering Minority Founders in a Food Revolution
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fairmont Hotel, Congressional B
Join Joi Chevalier, Roman Gonzalez, Tam Hawkins, and Edwin Marty to discuss how under-represented business founders in the natural CPG, mobile food vendor, food entrepreneur, and food growing space find resources and communities. Click here to register.