About the Commissary Kitchen

As part of our food entrepreneurship training and support program, Alchemist CDC operates the Alchemist Kitchen at 882 El Camino Ave, a shared-use commercial kitchen in which dozens of small food businesses operate and prepare their food safely and legally. The kitchen is only available to rent on a monthly membership basis, with priority first given to Alchemist Kitchen Incubator businesses, then to graduates of the Alchemist Microenterprise Academy, and finally to the general public. We are not able to make the kitchen available for one-off rentals. Sign up here for the kitchen membership interest list.

Equipment and Amenities

All monthly users of the kitchen have access to shared kitchen appliances (such as the range, oven, and commercial mixer), a library of supplies (such as sheet pans and utensil), and dedicated storage. While individual businesses may need to provide their own specialty equipment, the kitchen is well-stocked to help a small business launch and grow without a major upfront investment in commercial grade items. Find a complete list of amenities here.

Affordable Pricing

We created this kitchen to support small businesses and recognize that high prices for kitchen rental present major barriers to starting up and scaling up profitably. Our pricing structure offers some of the most competitive rates in the region, with increasing discounts for Alchemist Microenterprise Academy graduates and Alchemist Kitchen Incubator businesses. Find complete pricing information here.


Small business entrepreneurship can be lonely, but at Alchemist Kitchen we help cultivate community and a sense of camaraderie. It’s not uncommon for the businesses here to share news of opportunities or recommendations for reliable vendors. This is especially true for those businesses who participate in our training and incubator programs. Learn more about getting connected to our programs here.

Take your first step today

The kitchen is currently fully booked, but you can join the interest list to be notified of any future openings by following this link. Graduates of our Alchemist Microenterprise Academy (AMA) program and businesses in our Alchemist Kitchen Incubator program have priority access for new kitchen memberships, in addition to the valuable training and mentorship they receive. Sign up today to be notified when AMA applications open again.

Dry Storage Included

Active Users

Access to Co-working Office Space

Keyless Entry