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About Us

Rhode Island’s first culinary incubator


We are Rhode Island’s premier culinary incubator and among the top ten in the country. We have launched nearly 450 businesses since 2014.

Our mission is to empower an inclusive community of entrepreneurs to jumpstart and cultivate thriving food businesses that are the foundation of a more just, sustainable and resilient local food economy.

Helping entrepreneurs jump-start, pivot and thrive.

We are:

  • An integrated system of accessible resources that equips entrepreneurs with the competence, confidence and connections to achieve their business ambitions.
  • A community of educators who partner with diverse industry professionals and experts to bring relevant information and insight that entrepreneurs need to remain nimble and responsive to the opportunities and demands of a constantly evolving food landscape.
  • A voice of advocacy for the needs of small business entrepreneurs and the potential they represent for a more equitable and vibrant local food system.