Hope & Main is Rhode Island’s first culinary business incubator. We help local entrepreneurs jump-start early-stage food companies and food related businesses by providing low cost, low risk access to shared-use commercial kitchens and other industry-specific technical resources.

Our goal is to help grow the local food economy by creating a community of support for food entrepreneurs and cultivating an environment where emerging culinary startups can test, create, scale and thrive.

Housed in a 100-year-old schoolhouse on the historic Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island, Hope & Main is a place where food producers, farmers, fishermen and other industry members can connect directly with consumers, engage the community and collaborate with peers.

Our demonstration kitchen and classroom, event spaces and weekly market provide a forum for access to local food products, workshops and training, experiential education, and other community programming. We are a space where food entrepreneurs can share their passion with the community and where the public can actively participate in the local food economy.

Hope & Main’s nonprofit incubator program supports dozens of food-related companies, including specialty food product makers, artisanal bakers, caterers, food trucks, farmers, personal chefs and nutritionists.

Visit Incubator Program to learn more.

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