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Start-up food entrepreneurs often lack the capital resources to invest in their own production facilities. Renting an approved food handling establishment such as an inspected commercial community kitchen can provide entrepreneurs the space needed to produce value-added food products for sale.
If the food product is to be sold only at a farmers' market, review the Farmers' Market Guidelines (PDF 70 KB) to see if the food product must be processed in an approved food handling establishment.
Before you can rent a community kitchen, the facility must have a valid Food Service Establishment permit issued by Manitoba Health.
To produce a food product for sale in an inspected commercial community kitchen, you will need to get a permit from Manitoba Health. To get a permit, follow these steps:
To be added to this directory, you can email us.
The Food Development Centre (FDC) helps entrepreneurs at every stage of your food production process.
FDC will work with you on-site at an inspected commercial kitchen with services that can be tailored to meet your needs. Services include:
For more information or a free quote, call 1-800-870-1044 or 204-239-3150 in Portage la Prairie.