• Nourishment

    Developing healthy companies developing healthy products for healthy humans.

  • Investment

    All great achievements require the diligent application of many different resources and the time for inputs to align.

  • Community

    Supporting entrepreneurship by cultivating compassion, collaboration and comedy.

  • Excellence

    Doing good by doing well. Learning from mistakes. Putting purpose & process behind profits.

 
The premier cooperative manufacturing facility & business incubator for the natural foods industry

What We Do

The Kitchen Coop® provides ideal food manufacturing space, culinary equipment, industry professionals, and supplemental shared services to help small food companies become profitable, effective organizations. Learn more.

  • Facilities

    Industrial scale, flexible space to accommodate growing companies

    Facilities
  • Services

    Taking care of the details so entrepreneurs can focus on developing the big picture

    Services
  • Collaborative Manufacturing™

    A safer, more economical path from self- to co-manufacturing

    Collaborative Manufacturing™

Local Food Blog

Is Recycling Getting Easier? Eco Packaging & Your Food Business

Posted by: Alan Teague  |  
Posted on: September 23, 2014  |  
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Recently, I attended a lovely event at the Chautauqua Event Space in Boulder, Colorado. The venue provided separate bins for recycling, composting, and trash. I have been seeing this sorting program across The Front Range of Colorado, from a coffee shop in Lafayette to the Friday Night street fairs in Louisville. In each case, it […]

Four Tactics for Effective Inventory Management

Posted by: Jeff Greenberg  |  
Posted on: September 3, 2014  |  
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Several months ago we discussed some of the key strategies and tactics for optimizing your sourcing of materials, ingredients and packaging.   Especially early in a company’s life cycle, managing inventory of ingredients and packaging is one of the trickiest elements of the job. The temptation is often to over-purchase.  It seems appealing at first because […]

Justin Gold’s Secret to Sales Success

Posted by: Lisa Lehndorff  |  
Posted on: August 28, 2014  |  
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When asked what is the one thing start ups need to know on their first sales calls, Justin Gold gave the most direct answer, “This process takes months and years!!” Thankfully, there is a spirit of collaboration among the top veterans in the natural products industry and Justin was happy to share his wisdom. Justin […]