Corporate Partners


Are you a food and beverage maker or artisanal producer interested in launching your product in a retail store but you're not sure what steps to take?

The Shelf Ready program helps develop the ideas, creations and recipes of homemade makers just like you, go from the concept stage onto retail shelves through detailed weekly workshops and the support of an awesome community.


Essential Kitchen Co is a 6,500 square-foot Commercial Kitchen Incubator and Business Suite created for local culinary professionals, small food-based businesses, and community-based organizations. As the first shared Commercial Kitchen space in South Queens, our mission is to support local food entrepreneurs in launching, growing, and sustaining their businesses.

Essential Kitchen Co. provides access to resources so food entrepreneurs can learn how to apply for City, State, and Federal contracts, including the M/WBE certification program. Trust Essential Kitchen to help reduce your overhead costs while optimizing your chances of success in New York’s competitive food industry.