CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen

We believe all good cooks deserve a chance to turn their recipes into reality, regardless of background, income, or status. 
Our mission is to provide accessible, inclusive, and affordable kitchen space for local food-based businesses, farmers, and small-batch producers.

Things are made here--not just food but successful businesses, local entrepreneurs, and a community of foodies.

CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen is a commercial kitchen and food business incubator located on The Loop. We’re breaking down barriers to entrepreneurship and making it easier for everyone to start and grow their food-based business.

Meet our Food VendorsHow to Order from CoMo Cooks Vendors

CoMo Cooks benefits our 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
  • Production space for farmers
  • Flexible rental hours + 24 hour scheduling
  • Affordable rates and tiered membership levels
  • Dry/cold/freezer storage available
  • Food truck parking available

Available Equipment

  • Hot Line
  • Prep Stations
  • Baking Station
  • Crop Production Room
  • 60 Quart Mixer
  • 20 Quart Mixer + Vegetable Slicer
  • Bag Sealers
  • Blast Freezer
  • Char Broiler
  • Commercial Blender (1 gallon)
  • Convection Ovens
  • 24 Tray Dehydrator (coming soon)
  • Food Processors
  • Food Slicer
  • Garlic Peeler (8 lb capacity)
  • Griddle
  • Proofers
  • Ranges
  • Smallwares
  • Stock Pots and Steamers
  • Automatic Dish Machine
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Dry Storage Cages

The Packing House Production Kitchen 

We've outfitted a small-batch production kitchen within CoMo Cooks designed to provide an easy on-ramp for farmers interested in value-added production. Current specialized equipment includes a blast freezer, garlic peeler, dehydrator, professional blenders, plastic bag sealers, and all the pots, utensils, and other equipment to slice, chop, grate, and blanch produce.  

Additional Benefits

Take a Tour

We'd love to give you a tour of our kitchen or, take a virtual tour online.

Location

We are located at 14 E. Business Loop 70. Please enter the commercial kitchen from the back of the building, via the east-west running alley between Grand and Garth. Download printable directions and a parking map.

For more information, contact Trish Sieckmann, our kitchen manager, at [email protected] or at 573-443-LOOP (5667). 

CoMo CooksThe Packing House

The Loop
14 Business Loop 70 East
Columbia, MO 65203
573-443-LOOP (5667)

Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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