KitchenTown Farm Day: Nuss Farms x Row 7 Seeds

As a food-centric business, farm visits always reinvigorate the KitchenTown (KT) team. It not only gives us a glimpse at

Year in Review: How 2020 Changed the Food Industry

Food is often a reflection of what’s happening in the world: whether it’s changes in climate, international trade, cultural shifts,

New Strategic Directions for KitchenTown

We are thrilled to welcome Sarah Sha to the team as KitchenTown’s new Director of Strategy. Sarah is a researcher, strategist,

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

This year, we want to fill all the stockings with goods from small, local makers. Now, more than ever (we

Introducing Drops of Dough

With seven kids among them, all in middle and high school, Erin and Cameron have no need for a consumer

Introducing Together Ice Cream

Together “Ice Cream” took a year to perfect before launch. It’s no diet product: full-fat coconut milk melds with flavors

Healthier Soils, Better Food: Our New Partnership with Zero Foodprint

Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz had a question: what’s the carbon footprint difference between restaurants and home cooking? They had
Good Food Makers First Cohort

Good Food Makers Announces First Cohort

BLU 1877 & KITCHENTOWN ANNOUNCE FIRST GOOD FOOD MAKERS COHORT  BLU1877 and KITCHENTOWN are thrilled to announce the participants for

KitchenTown Speakeasy Launches Application for First Cohort for 2020

BEYOND TRENDS: THE FUTURE OF ALTERNATIVE PROTEIN Designed as an exclusive cohort experience, KitchenTown Speakeasy is a dynamic forum for

From Restaurant to CPG Company: How MEZESsf scaled up at KitchenTown

Following the success of his restaurant, Chef Nikos Maheras and his partner decided to focus solely on direct-to-consumer sales of
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KT Berlin to Open in November 2019

KitchenTown Berlin will open in November 2019 and include an accelerator program for food startups.
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Green Girl Bakeshop: For the Love of Ice Cream

We’re so proud of Lisa Stoy, Founder of Green Girl Bakeshop, for moving into her own production facility this week!

How the R&D Tax Credit Can Offset Your Payroll Tax

Are you a small business with less than $5 million in income and investments? Do you want lower payroll taxes?

What to Consider Before Prototyping

You’ve just come up with a new idea for an innovative food product – now what? You’re probably eager to
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Co-manufacturing Demystified

The right contract manufacturer can be one of your most important strategic business partners to help you grow your business.
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Certifying Organic, Gluten-Free, & Non-GMO: What You Need to Know

Last week we hosted a workshop with Tandem Food about third party certifications, here’s what we learned. With mindful consumerism
What permits do I need to sell food?

Protected: What permits do I need to sell food? FAQ

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Backhaus: From Dream to Peninsula Sensation

How Backhaus got their start at KitchenTown

Top 5 Things to Consider When Scaling Your Food Product

You’ve got a great food product that’s ready for the market. You’ve tested it at a farmers markets and you’re
Phil Saneski, ReGrained

Scaling up with ReGrained

ReGrained is one of the many successful startups that has come through KitchenTown in the past five years.  They have

We Want to Help You Sell in Japan

We’re partnering with Japanese e-commerce platform, Oisix, to help innovative food startups sell their products in Japan.   WHAT IS
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Ripened Ventures Launches into Whole Foods

Juan Diego Cordon, founder of Ripened Ventures and KitchenTown Maker, is a classic example of the unpredictable journey of a food
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Barilla Invests in Planetarians Upcycled Ingredients

When you’re trying to grow your food business, it’s common for startups to struggle with getting their product into the
KitchenTown Makers at Expo West

Our Expo West Guide

Like many of our startups and industry partners – we’ll be at Expo West this week!  Expo West is the

We’re a Certified Green Business!

As a business that champions food startups creating sustainable change within the food system, it was a natural next step

Free Food Safety Trainings

The California Department of Public Health’s Food and Drug Branch (FDB) is pleased to announce the following upcoming food-safety training
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Barilla & ReGrained Innovation Partnership

Barilla, the world’s largest pasta manufacturer, wants to meet food startups that are defining the future of food. Barilla wants
black sesame human centered design food innovation bootcamp

Black Sesame Bootcamp

This weekend, KitchenTown collaborated with the food innovation arm of the Stanford D.School to host a food-focused, design thinking bootcamp