• 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

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The Kitchen Coop® provides premier co-manufacturing to emerging natural food companies. Learn more.


  • Facilities

    Industrial scale, immaculate, flexible space to accommodate growing companies

  • Services

    Professional expertise and experience that entrepreneurs need in a manufacturing partner.

  • Co-Manufacturing

    An honest partner to help you grow your idea into a profitable food brand.


Local Food Blog

I made it, you take it: Basic Advice in Food Logistics

Posted by: Patricia Stroud  |  
Posted on: May 14, 2017  |  

So many food entrepreneurs spend so much time perfecting their recipe that once its perfect they feel like moments later, a million people will be begging to eat some. Unfortunately, those million people are likely not circled around the stainless steel work table of your beautiful production kitchen. Somehow, one has to get the product […]

Four Tactics for Effective Inventory Management

Posted by: Jeff Greenberg  |  
Posted on: September 3, 2016  |  

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 […]

Success is a Team Sport: Lessons in Creating a Food Business

Posted by: Mallory Kates  |  
Posted on: July 2, 2016  |  

By Mallory Kates (In 2006, Mallory Kates founded and managed Ciolo, a fresh, ready-to-eat dip and spread company in Boulder County. From a small kitchen in Lafayette that sold a dozen products to 15 Whole Foods stores, Ciolo expanded rapidly. By the time Mallory sold the company in 2010 it had a second brand (Piccolo), […]