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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Kitchen Incubator?

A kitchen incubator is a certified  shared use kitchen that has the right to produce food commercially. Renters or members can use the kitchen space for recipe development, small batch test production  as well as small or medium scale production operations  and storage.

Culinary incubators typically service entrepreneurs, chefs and artisans. Being a part of a kitchen incubator will reduce the initial start-up costs of a food business while limiting errors, setbacks and delays induced by inexperience or lack of know-how. In addition to kitchen and equipment rentals, culinary incubators can also provide business services like  basic culinary and hygiene training, legal aid  and counseling on accounting, marketing and distribution.

Is  Maide going to take a percentage of my business, and does Maide help entrepreneurs with funding?

Unlike culinary accelerators, we don't claim a percentage of your business. Although  we don’t offer funding solutions, we are working towards a project that is  going to offer financial endorsements to creative and innovative  food ventures.

What do I have to do to become a Maide entrepreneur?

In order to profit from Maide’s experience and infrastructure  all you need to do is to contact us. We listen to and carefully study your ideas,  needs, doubts or difficulties you have encountered during our first meeting. Then we offer you tailor made solutions according to our knowledge, experience and means.

What is the cost of being Maide’s entrepreneur?

We believe that every venture’s  needs and requirements are unique. We offer you access to everything you require to realize your venture and grow your business on a tailor made membership system. Please contact us on for more information.

Research and development services like product and recipe design are not included in the membership system. We charge rent and bill raw materials used in trial productions, and claim a monthly rent for storage for ongoing production operations.  We also counsel ventures requiring scaling services as well as entrepreneurs  who are thinking about starting their own manufacturing operations.

Can I produce specialty foods like vegan, gluten free at Maide?

Specialty food certifications and requirements may differ greatly and they are not managed by a single establishment. Packaging logos that certify specialty foods are given and audited by privately held entities .  We inform and help entrepreneurs navigate the certification process for foods that require special production conditions like organic, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, gluten free or lactose free food products.

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