CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen

We believe all good cooks deserve a chance to turn their recipes into reality, regardless of background, income, or status. We aim to increase entrepreneurial success by providing accessible, inclusive, and affordable kitchen space for starting and expanding local food- based businesses.

Ready to get cooking?

The Loop CID and Regional Economic Development Inc have teamed up with other community partners to open a shared commercial kitchen at Mizzou North, known as CoMo Cooks. We offer a number of tiered memberships starting at only 10 hours a month, storage facilities, on-site workspace, and and even a shared brand you can use.

If you're interested, please fill out the form below. This will help us see where you are in the process--whether you want to set up a tour or if you're not quite ready for the kitchen but have questions about setting up a business, certifications, and so forth. Business coaches are standing by! Also, check out our Resources page for information about starting a business, how to find a coach, and more.

The CoMo Cooks project will benefit the community by:

  • Encouraging the growth of local food entrepreneurs by reducing barriers and creating opportunities for those without easy access to a commercial kitchen, including those who have been impacted by racial, social, and economic inequality.
  • Supporting local and regional farmers by providing cost-effective space to produce value-added products.
  • Increasing the economic vitality of the Business Loop by developing a catalytic project that can spur new food-based businesses along the corridor.
  • Creating quality jobs that support upward economic mobility for the residents of Columbia and Boone County.
  • Providing a space that can be used in the future for business incubation, workforce development, food safety classes, and other training opportunities.

What our kitchen offers:

  • Health department certified spaces
  • Flexible rental hours + 24 hour scheduling
  • Affordable rates and tiered membership levels
  • Dry/cold/freezer storage available
  • Shared workspace and meeting rooms

Available Equipment

  • 3 Compartment Sink
  • 60 Quart Mixer
  • Automatic Dish Machine
  • Char Broiler
  • Commercial Food Processor
  • Convection Ovens
  • Food Slicer
  • Freezer
  • Fryer
  • Griddle
  • Hand Wash Stations
  • Prep Stations
  • Proofers
  • Ranges
  • Refrigerator
  • Tilt Kettle

Additional Benefits

  • Online reservation system
  • Collaborative entrepreneurial environment
  • Access to business workshops and coaching
  • PR + social media support
  • Participation in the CRE8 shared branding program for local makers
  • Kitchen Manager: Kymberlee Matney, [email protected]. Or (573) 443-5667.

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Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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