We continue to prioritize the safety of our staff and members while looking for ways to serve the community. 

During this COVID-19 crisis, UpStart Kitchen has been donating meals to families in our community experiencing food insecurity.  We have been doing this through local organizations and churches already working in the community. Consider a donation to help us provide meals for needy familes during this crisis.


UpStart Kitchen 

Kitchen Space & Resources for Milwaukee's Food Entrepreneurs


Our Mission

To provide local food entrepreneurs access to an affordable, fully-equipped commercial kitchen & business resources to grow or start their own food business. 



  • 1,350 sq. ft. of total kitchen space 

  • 24/7 secure access

  • rentable dry storage and walk-in freezer and refrigerator storage

  • Three rentable kitchen spaces including bakery, hotline & sandwich prep 


Business Resources

  • Access to key resources including financial classes, business planning, licensing, mentoring & more

  • Resources provided in partnership with local organizations such as WWBIC, MKE Public Library, Marquette Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, SCORE, SBDC, UEDA & more


  • starting at $14/hr* per kitchen space

  • monthly rates for frequent users

  • cold/dry storage starting at $10/wk per shelf

*regular hourly rental is determined by the home zip code of individual business owners