The Stockton Community Kitchen is a local non-profit that provides mentorship to gain the necessary skills , business expertise and support for food enthusiasts. We are dedicated to providing under-resourced populations an opportunity to gain a unique experience, transferable skills, business education and access to entrepreneurial resources within foodservice. We believe that with the right resources, talent and passion we can cultivate entrepreneurs whose food businesses benefit themselves, their families, our community and our city!
Located in the heart of Downtown Stockton California our kitchen was built with a team of community members and leaders based on community need. We were truly inspired by our city and recognized a need to help formalize our diverse and economically vulnerable food entrepreneurs to create sustainable legal businesses in Stockton.
"BREAKING BARRIERS TO BUILD A DIVERSE FOOD INDUSTRY BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LASTING ECONOMIC CHANGE"
-RIMA BARKETT, Founder
Location: 110 North El Dorado Street Stockton, Ca 95202
Stockton Community Kitchen is a 5,000 sq ft fully licensed commercial kitchen.
Interested individuals may apply for the food incubator program. Please read our Application page to learn more. Qualified entrepreneurs must submit a completed application with food sample(s) to be considered. Please call us to set up an appointment at
A meeting and tour of our kitchen and food hub will be scheduled for you to learn more about the incubator program. Your application and food business aspirations will be reviewed at this time with our team.
Our initial 8-12 week program course will connect you to mentors, professionals and resources to help guide the launch of your food startup.
When you apply to SCK, you should have a business idea that you are ready to put into action. Our professionals and mentors will assist in refining your idea, but it must be that, yours.
The food industry is highly competitive. Your original food concept must be unique, different, and desirable in the marketplace.
The SCK works with low income entrepreneurs as determined by HUD Guidelines for San Joaquin County. We also consider assets and access to opportunity. We provide services to entrepreneurs facing barriers to enter into the food industry.
Operating any food business is demanding; As a start-up, without passion and motivation it can become overwhelming. Entrepreneurs must demonstrate a positive outlook, strong work ethic and desire to build their business.
The SCK, welcomes and serves people of all backgrounds. Program participants must demonstrate a desire to work well with and provide services to our diverse populations.
If you do not qualify for the Incubator Program, you may still apply to rent our kitchen as a commercial user.