Recipe for Success: HALO Kitchen Incubator

The right ingredients to sweeten your small food business

Resources for Food Entrepreneurs

Recipe For Success: HALO’s Kitchen Incubator

Many food entrepreneurs have great ideas but have a modest budget. Recipe for Success: HALO Kitchen Incubator provides the space to help those on a tight budget develop their concept.  We offer a fully outfitted kitchen open 24 hours a day. The cost to use the kitchen space is as low as $10.00 per hour for small business start-ups. Our fees for larger businesses are competitive with other kitchen incubators in the SE Wisconsin/NE Illinois area. We also provide guidance for startup businesses in getting their kitchen license (required to use Recipe for Success).

The kitchen is located at HALO Inc., a homeless shelter in Racine Wisconsin.  HALO is an innovative shelter that coordinates supportive services to help homeless adults become self-sufficient and provides community leadership to prevent chronic homelessness. The income generated from Recipe for Success helps pay for HALO’s programs and facilities. Businesses that work out of the kitchen often hire HALO participants as their kitchen assistants; giving them valuable training in the culinary arts and opening new career pathways for their future. For more information about the kitchen, please contact us.

The following pages sub-category pages contain a wealth of  resources relating to starting, streamlining or growing a local food business. Food businesses can include restaurants, bakeries, catering companies, and many, many more.  Many resources listed are locally available while others are national.

If you know of other resources that should be added to this resource, please email with the subject line: Resource Booklet Addition. We’ll add them to our growing online resource page.



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