100 Chestnut Street
Suite 1910
Rochester, NY 14604

The Commissary: Downtown Kitchen Incubator

The Commissary opened its doors in October 2020 and currently has over 45 member entrepreneurs operating in the facility. All donations received will go towards enriching incubation services to best serve these businesses. The Commissary, the region’s first kitchen incubator and only shared kitchen permitted in Monroe County, is a social entrepreneurship enterprise aimed at facilitating the creation of new food business ownership opportunities for members of our community. The Commissary is designed to increase success rates for new entrepreneurs, BIPOC and female owned food businesses by reducing startup barriers and offering food business development support services such as workshops and one-on-one mentoring with industry professionals. The Commissary is filling a much-needed gap in the Rochester market, encouraging aspiring food business owners to legitimize and accelerate their concepts. Check out our website & Instagram/Facebook (@roccommissary) to see what our members are up to!

We focus on: Community Benefit and Economic Development, Education

Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates


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