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Commercial Kitchen Rental

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN RENTAL

If you’re a local food entrepreneur looking to grow your business, consider renting one of our two state of the art commercial kitchens at the Food Hub in Florence. We offer hourly rates as low as $9/hr, vendor resources and support and entrepreneurship assistance.

KITCHEN SPECS

SHARED-USE KITCHEN

  • 60 quart Hobart Floor Mixer
  • 20 quart Hobart tabletop mixer
  • 5 quart Kitchenaid mixer
  • Hobart meat slicer
  • 6 burner Vulcan range
  • 2 convection ovens
  • Steam jacketed kettle
  • Commercial fryer
  • VitaMix
  • Robot Coupe with slicing and shredding attachments
  • 5 gallon salad spinner
  • Coffee brewing equipment
  • Reach in refrigerator and freezer

DISH PIT

  • Three compartment sink with soap and sanitizer
  • Commercial dishwasher

PRODUCE WASH AREA

  • Three compartment produce sink

KIDS KITCHEN

  • Email Britney at bgibilisco@nmepomaha.org for more details on Kids Kitchen rental

PRODUCTION KITCHEN

  • 20 quart Hobart tabletop mixer
  • 5 quart Kitchenaid mixer
  • Hobart meat slicer
  • 6 burner Vulcan range
  • 2 convection ovens
  • Steam jacketed kettle
  • Commercial fryer
  • VitaMix
  • Robot Coupe w/ slice & shred
  • 5 gallon salad spinner
  • Reach in refrigerator and freezer
  • Flat top
  • Char broiler
  • Salamander
  • 4 burner stove top

STORAGE

  • Dry storage
  • Cold storage
  • Freezer storage

HOW TO GET STARTED

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STEP 3

WHAT COMES NEXT?

COMPLETE REQUIRED PAPERWORK

Before starting in the kitchens, you must complete and present the following paperwork: 

  • Application Form
  • ServSafe Certification
  • Commissary Kitchen Form
  • Proof of Product Liability Insurance

PAY DEPOSIT & COMPLETE KITCHEN ORIENTATION

Pay the $200 refundable deposit to finalize the application process. Complete the kitchen orientation with NMEP Food Entrepreneur Manager then prepare to book time in the kitchen.

FAQ

Where are the NMEP commercial kitchens located?

The commercial kitchens are located in the lower level of the NMEP Food Hub located at 8501 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68112.

how much does it cost to rent kitchen space?

Kitchen plans start as low as $9/hr for non-peak hours and $15/hr for peak hours. Solo plans for storage, prep tables and dishpit are also available.

DO YOU ACCOMODATE FOOD TRUCKS?

Per the Douglas County Health Department, food trucks must empty water and park food trucks/trailers when not in use at commissaries. NMEP does not have the space to accomodate this, therefore we do not accept food trucks.

what are the costs for getting into the kitchen?

–ServSafe Food Handlers Class: $15
–Liability Insurance: Varies by business. General range is $300-$600 annually. 
–Health Permit: Varies by business. General range is $200-$700 annually for permits plus a one-time fee of $80 for inspection.
–NMEP Security Deposit: $200

where is the douglas county health department located?

4102 Woolworth Ave., Omaha, NE 68105

WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DOES THE DOUGLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACCEPT?

–Exact amount cash, checks, or money orders
–Does NOT accept credit or debit cards
–For more information, visit www.douglascountryhealth.com/permits/food-safety/food-establishments

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