About

Alchemist Kitchen is a program of Alchemist Community Development Corporation (Alchemist CDC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Sacramento.

Alchemist CDC is a mission-driven organization that connects Sacramento-area communities to land, food, and opportunity toward a vision in which all neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy, and diverse. We are best known for enhancing the quality of life in under-resourced communities by improving access to nutritious foods, implementing community-supported public green spaces, and fostering economic self-sufficiency through business entrepreneurship.

The Alchemist Kitchen program is a business training course and incubator serving aspiring food entrepreneurs from disadvantaged and under-resourced communities in Sacramento. The Alchemist Kitchen program consists of two phases that build business acumen:

  1. Alchemist Microenterprise Academy (AMA) is a 12-week business training course that teaches the basics of starting a food business. Topics covered range from financial literacy and legal business structures to recipe development and safe food handling.
  2. The Alchemist Kitchen Incubator Program (AKIP) is open to select graduates of AMA and provides in-depth assistance customized to specific business needs, including technical assistance, mentorship and low-cost kitchen access.

The Alchemist Kitchen at 882 El Camino will be available to participants of the AMA and AKIP programs, as well as the general Sacramento food community.

Alchemist Kitchen Advisory Committee:

Cameron Law – Carlsen Center @ Sac State

Christina Clarke – Clover Dairy

Corey Day – Stoel Rives, LLP

Dave Nelson – Industry Cooking

Jill Miller – Rabobank

Kristin Kiesel – UC Davis

Lane Lewis – United Business Bank

Paul Somerhausen – Sacto Mofo

Pavan Sandhu – SAFE Credit Union/ Lit Delhi

Rubie Simonsen – SBDC

Sergio Cuellar – Sierra Health Foundation