The City Kitch offers the services your food business needs to grow and thrive.

Whether you need shared-use kitchen space, a private “Kitchen Condo”, room for your Mobile Food Unit, or the perfect location to produce your foodie product you’ll find it all in one convenient place here at The City Kitch™.

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Shared-Use Kitchen Prices & Services

  • Shared Use Kitchen

  • Annual Fee
  • Regular Hourly Rate Starts at just...
  • Need more hours? Pay as little as...
  • On-line Reservation System
  • Secure 24/7 Access
  • 24 Hour Video Surveillance
  • Private Locker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ice for Prep
  • Refrigerated Space
  • Freezer Space
  • Dry Storage
  • Cross Marketing / Social Media / Press Releases
  • Product Receiving / Handling
  • Culinary & Marketing Consultation
  • Item Charge

  • $300
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  • Monthly Charge
  • Monthly Charge
  • Monthly Charge
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  • Just 6% Of The Invoice Amount
  • Discounted Rates for Members
  • Hourly

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  • $30
  • $16
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Charlotte’s premier shared-use kitchen facility.

The City Kitch™ is a fully equipped, licensed and permitted commercial kitchen facility available for rent on an hourly or monthly basis.

Nearly half of our 12,500 square foot facility is dedicated to spacious shared-use cooking areas and refrigeration.
In our kitchens you’ll find large prep stations and more than 50 feet of commercial exhaust hoods covering a full compliment of high-end commercial kitchen equipment.

Caterers, food trucks, bakers, pastry chefs, personal chefs, food product producers, food artisans, culinary instructors and just about any food-focused business you can think of will find a home at The City Kitch™.

We’re completely chef-centric. The City Kitch promotes a professional culture and work environment.
The City Kitch is open 24/7 for your convenience.
Come find out why this is “Where Charlotte Comes To Cook” and why it’s where YOU should come to cook as well!

Contact us today for more information and a free facility tour.

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Think of us as the pit crew for your mobile food operation.

Operating a Mobile Food Unit is more than just hitting the road and raising your window. It takes a support team like The City Kitch to help you with mentoring, marketing and providing a space with all the amenities you need to succeed. Join us at The City Kitch, Charlotte’s premier commercial kitchen commissary location for all the services your Food Truck or Trailer needs to operate smoothly, efficiently and affordably

We’re conveniently located just off I-85 at the Mallard Creek Church Road exit. Minutes from everywhere in the Charlotte Metro area…and only one exit away from the new 485 interchange.

The City Kitch is open 24/7 for your convenience. Come find out why this is “Where Charlotte Comes To Cook” and why it’s where YOU should come to cook as well!

Contact us today for more information and a free facility tour.

  • Mobile Food Units

  • Annual Fee
  • MoFU $800
  • Includes Lots of Kitchen Time
  • Even More Kitchen Time
  • Overnight Parking
  • Gray Water Dumping
  • Electrical Access
  • Garbage & Fryer Grease Disposal
  • Fresh Water
  • 24 Hour Video Surveillance
  • 24/7 Kitchen Access
  • Private Locker
  • Wi-Fi
  • Ice
  • Dry Storage
  • Cross Marketing / Social Media / Press Releases
  • Item Charge

  • $300
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  • $16/ hour
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  • Monthly Charge

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  • $800
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Private Prep Suite Prices & Services

  • Private Prep Suite Prices & Services

  • One-Time Deposit / Setup Fee
  • Annual Fee
  • Monthly Charge
    (includes 50 hot-line hours)
  • Hourly Rate
    (after 50 hours)
  • Private Refrigeration
  • 24/7 Access
  • Prep Tables
  • Hand Sink
  • Prep Sink
  • Ice for Prep
  • Dry Storage Space
  • Personal Locker
  • Advance notice required for hot line useAdvance Scheduling Notice
  • Wi-Fi
  • Mail Service
  • TheCityKitch.com Marketing
  • 'Schmedium' Size

  • = One Month Rent
  • $350
  • Depends on the size
  • $16
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  • Not Necessary*
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  • Bigger Than That

  • = One Month Rent
  • $350
  • Depends on the size
  • $16
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  • Not Necessary*
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Is it privacy you’re looking for?

Are you ready to move your growing food business off of your dining room table? The City Kitch’s unique Private Prep Suite concept allows you the freedom to operate from your very own prep/business space so you don’t have to haul your business back and forth from your house any more. (We call it “schlepping” and we don’t like to do it!)
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There are currently 4 dedicated prep kitchen spaces of varying size available…and we’re gearing up to build four more! Reserve yours now and choose how you want your suite equipped!
We’ll provide the hand and prep sinks, prep tables, storage and, if needed, private refrigeration in every unit. You decide what other equipment you might need** .
A Private Prep Suite allows you to run your entire operation from one convenient location with just about everything included in one monthly fee.

When you’re ready to take the next step and get serious about your food business our Prep Suites are the way to go.

**Additional equipment may increase monthly cost.

Mise en Place

Mise en place…(miz ɑ̃ plas)…noun

Definition: In professional cooking, proper planning of equipment and ingredients for a food preparation and assembly station.

Etymology: French ‘put in place’

Our professional culinary culture allows us to provide you just what your food business needs to succeed…without charging you for services you’ll never use. We work hard to have everything in its place so when you make your kitchen reservations all you have to do is come in and get to work!

Enhance your City Kitch experience. Choose only the services your food business needs to grow. Our flexible options and amenities are designed with ‘mise en place’ in mind.

  • Mise en place

  • Refrigerated Storage Space
    (Speed Rack)
  • Refrigerated Storage Space
    (2'x6' Verticle Shelving)
  • Day Use Refrigeration
    (no storage)
  • Freezer Space
    (Per Shelf)
  • Dry Storage Space
  • Bigger Dry Storage (Entire Cage)
  • Clean Apron Service
  • Clean Towel Service
  • Carts for Daily Use Only
  • Ice
  • Cambro & Cooler Rental
  • Mentoring & Consultation for Startups
  • Item Charge

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  • Free
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  • Free
  • $15 per bag
  • Free
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  • Discounts For Members
  • Included
  • Monthly Charge

  • $80
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  • $450
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