Cork Incubator Kitchens

An initiative of Cork County Council to assist emerging & existing food ventures to start, grow and expand their business.

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How It Works


Register

Step One: To register on the website. You will need to confirm that you have completed a cerfitifed food safety course. 

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Pay Deposit

Step Two: Once you have registered on the website & confirmed your email address you can then login and buy your deposit. 

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Training & Access

Step Three: When you have paid your deposit we will be in touch to give you a brief training session and to give you an access key.  

Arrange Training & Access

Book & Cook

Step Four: When you have completed your training you can then login and book time slots in each of the kitchens.

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The Bakery Kitchen

The Bakery Kitchen is ideal for people looking to bake large batches of goods.

Equipment includes: Weighing Scales, Zanolli Deck Oven, Tilting Bratt pan, Blast Chiller, Spiral Mixer, Planetary Mixer.

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Cork Incubator Kitchens (CIK), an initiative of the Cork County Council, exists to assist emerging and existing food ventures to start, grow and expand their business.

The Catering Kitchen

The Catering Kitchen is ideal for preparation of meats and/or fish based products.

Equipment Includes: Gas cooker 4 ring hob, Tilting bratt pan, Combi Oven, Vacuum Packer, Sealing Machine, Weighing scales.

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Cork Incubator Kitchens are up and running and opened for business for the past year


Cork Incubator Kitchens are up and running and opened for business for the past year.


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Have Questions?

Who Can Register?

Any Food Business Operators (FBO) who wishes to hire one or both kitchens must be registered with the relevant regulatory authority. Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

How Do I Register on the Website?

You can register on this website on the user registration page.

How Do I Book A Kitchen?

First you must register on this website. Once Registered you can then login and pay for your deposit. Once your deposit is paid we will be in touch to give your training and arrange security access to the kitchens. After training you will be able to book slots through this website. 

How do I get access to the Kitchens?

First you must register on this website. Once your account is setup, you must then pay a deposit of €250. Once we recieve your deposit we will arrange training on how to use the kitchens and security access. After you have been trained you will then be able to book the kitchens by logging into this site. 

What Training Do I Need?

First time users will be given full induction training on the kitchen use and equipment. No FBO will be allowed use the kitchens until this training has been completed.

Who is Responsible for Cleaning the Kitchens?
You will be totally responsible for Kitchen hygiene and cleaning. The kitchen and its equipment must be thoroughly cleaned at the end of the letting period, within the six hours allotted. The Kitchen Manager will introduce each new client to the kitchen equipment and how it must be maintained and cleaned.
What Storage is available?
Locked cages are available to hire for storage of dry goods and small kitchen appliances for repeat kitchen users.