Also known as a "Food Business Incubator," Citizen Kitchens is the place to grow a food-based business in Nashville.

For a monthly membership fee and reasonable hourly rates, businesses have access to licensed kitchen space, storage, commercial equipment, sales and other business support. This shared economy crates a robust network of food entrepreneurs whose collaboration opens the most difficult of doors for a food-based business.

The shared absorption of high expenses is why Citizen Kitchens works.

Equipment purchasing, licensing, health and agriculture requirements, plumbing and electric outfitting are just some of the obstacles to running a food-based business in Nashville. The Citizen Kitchen facility and services mean those expenses can be diluted down to a predictable and affordable monthly fee, which frees businesses to focus on improving their business.