The Mixing Bowl Incubation Program

Allow your food business to grow within a facility that has broad and comprehensive support for your food business and its dynamic and changing needs.

Program Description

The South Valley Economic Development Center is home to the Mixing Bowl Kitchen. Being one of the largest commercial kitchens in the country, we take pride in our strong incubation programs for entrepreneurs who are in the food industry.

The Mixing Bowl allows clients use of commercial kitchen equipment at an affordable price and in a healthy and positive environment. All your food production needs can be met at the Mixing Bowl. We can also help you distribute your food product(s) to the appropriate sales channels and help you expand your product outreach. Co-packaging is also a service that SVEDC will begin offering to our clients fall 2019.

In addition to the kitchen, a food consultant is available full time to help clients with their regulation, operations and strategy needs. We have internal sales channels so that your product is immediately in a shelf space in Albuquerque.

Food trucks can use the Mixing Bowl kitchen as commissary space. Elimination of oil, overnight parking, cooking, and general commissary requirements are  satisfied here at the Mixing Bowl.

Resources

  • Access to commercial kitchen
  • Dry and cold storage
  • Distribution services
  • Co-packaging services
  • Unlimited access to business incubation training (more than 55 topics) and individual adviser hours
  • Unlimited access to community events
  • Fiscal address at the center
  • Receptionist service
  • Use of high speed internet
  • Use of the copy center
  • Lunch room
  • Use of resources (coffee and pot, chairs, table, projector, touch screen, tables, blackboard, etc.)
  • 10 hours/month of shared spaces (main conference room, multipurpose room, office per hour)
  • Full access to the co-working area
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How to Apply?

01

Sign-Up to Participate in Our Informational Meeting

Duration: 1 hour

When: Please call our main line for more information

Language: English & Spanish

Time:Please call our main line for more information

Fee: No fee

Where: South Valley Economic Development Center

02

Sign-Up to Participate in an Assessment

Duration: 1 hour

When: Within one week of Informational Meeting

Language: English & Spanish

Fee: $80.00 *
*Potential clients that meet the Federal Guidelines for Lower Income Households will be billed differently throughout the program.

Where: South Valley Economic Development Center

Note: Confirmation via email with client services

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FAQs

How much capital is it required to start a small business?

In 2009, the Kauffmann Foundation estimated that the average start-up cost was approximately $30,000. The truth is that no business is the same and many small businesses can start with as little as $3,000 or less.

How long does the Mixing Bowl Incubation Program last?

The SVEDC will incubate the entrepreneur for five years. Within those five years the SVEDC will incrementally decrease the subsidized cost of the kitchen to ensure that the entrepreneur can continue their business once they graduate from the SVEDC’s Incubation Program.

How much does the Mixing Bowl Incubation Program cost?

  1. $25 a month monthly membership fee
  2. Dried Shelf Storage $10 a month
  3. Cold Storage $15 a month
  4. Kitchen fees:
    • $5 per hour (non-electricity equipment; ex: prep table)
    • $7 per hour (electricity/gas utilizing equipment; ex: oven)
    • $0 per hour; 3-compartment sink & defrost sink

Do you offer commissary services?

Clients who need commissary space for their Food Truck will be routed through the Virtual Incubation Program and into the Mixing Bowl Incubation Program as well.

Services for Commissary Provided by the SVEDC:

  • Food Prep Space
  • Fresh Water Supply
  • Vending Unit cleaning Facilities
  • Chemical Storage
  • Food Storage
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ware-washing Facilities
  • Vending Unit Storage (parking)

Do you offer greywater disposal?

We cannot service needs for greywater disposal; however there are multiple options for solutions close to the SVEDC.