Commissary Kitchen

About the Church Health Commissary Kitchen

Church Health’s new facility at Crosstown Concourse includes a 400 sq. ft. commissary kitchen and incubator resources. The shared kitchen is available for rent and complements the existing community cooking classes and Culinary Medicine program to support healthy and innovative local food entrepreneurship.

The commissary kitchen rents for $25 per hour, 3-hour minimum, pre-reserved with deposit.

Add-ons require an additional charge.

We have special rates for non-profits, new healthy food entrepreneurs, and Church Health partners.

The commissary kitchen features commercial grade equipment, including:

10-burner gas range, with 2 lowboy ovens, and broiler plates
Alto Shaam 8-rack combi oven with steam and convection capabilities
30-quart floor mixer
Reach-in refrigeration
Under-counter refrigeration
Stainless steel work table
3-compartment sink
Hand sink
Vegetable sink
Dish machine
30-gallon tilt skillet
Ice machine

Rental includes:

Access to some smallwares (bowls, utensils, sheetpans, small equipment)
Access to loading dock
Use of carts and speedracks
Trash and recycling
Pest control services
WiFi
Day-of access to walk-in refrigeration and freezer
Resources for Health Department and Department of Agriculture permitting; distribution; marketing; labeling; additional training; food costing, recipe scaling and costing

Add ons:

Dry storage space
Walk-in refrigerator and freezer space
Grill kitchen (8 burner + grill, 2 lowboy ovens, workspace, under-counter refrigeration, 3-compartment sink)
Teaching kitchen (6 home-style stations with 4-burner electric cooktops and 2 rack ovens, hand wash sinks, vegetable sinks, under-counter refrigeration)
Classroom — with flat-screen TV and boardroom seating for 24

Requirements

  1. Application to be reviewed and approved by Church Health
  2. Product line in accordance with Church Health healthy nutrition guidelines
  3. State of TN business registration
  4. Shelby County business license (some exceptions)
  5. General liability insurance with Church Health named as an additional insured / Workers’ compensation (for companies with 5 or more employees)
  6. Department of Agriculture Permit (depending on type of product, attained after you are in the kitchen)
  7. ServSafe certification (can be obtained within first weeks of rental)
  8. Deposit equal to one-month’s rent, $250 minimum
  9. Orientation / equipment training / safety overview – Church Health provides

Pricing

The commissary kitchen rents for $25 per hour, 3-hour minimum, pre-reserved with deposit.
Add-ons require an additional charge.
We have special rates for non-profits, new healthy food entrepreneurs, and Church Health partners.

Contact

Contact Melissa Petersen, Church Health Kitchen Operations Manager, for a commissary kitchen application or additional information.

901-701-2242

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