Supporting Local Food Based Businesses

Millstone Kitchen at The Old School is now open for entrepreneurial use!

Millstone Kitchen is a flexible, dynamic space filled with everything you need to launch your food business in the New River Valley.

We are a commercially-licensed kitchen space food entrepreneurs can rent by the hour to ready their product for sale or test new recipes, offering the freedom to explore new markets and customers without the risk of opening their own storefronts. The Kitchen can also serve as a commissary space for local food trucks, offering prep and storage spaces as well as disposal services.

Additionally, Millstone Kitchen offers business support services and seeks to cultivate a supportive community of new entrepreneurs based at the Kitchen. As a Kitchen user, you will have access to professionals who can help with business plan development, marketing, food safety regulations, and sourcing ingredients.

Some of the equipment we offer includes: Walk-in cooler and freezer, ranges, convection ovens, tilting skillet, steam-jacketed kettle, dehydrator, commercial mixers, commercial food processors, and more!

Become a Kitchen User

Applications are available for entrepreneurs who are looking for support in their start-ups and would like to receive that support through the Millstone Kitchen. No matter where you are in the process of creating your business, the Millstone Kitchen hopes to foster ideas and help you reach your goals. If you’d like more information, contact the kitchen manager, Jessica Schultz, at The Kitchen is not available for drop-in visits at this time.