The Culinary Coop offers the region’s only business incubator, which also boasts the region’s only shared-use commercial kitchen. We serve the Texas Panhandle and surrounding regions in developing a culture and community of entrepreneurship. The Culinary Coop is designed to provide culinary entrepreneurs with kitchen space and the necessary tools to develop and successfully commercialize food products.
The Culinary Coop is a health department fully approved kitchen equipped with the following:
- 2 commercial reach in refrigerators
- 1 reach in freezer
- 2 convection ovens
- 1 commercial 6 burner Gas Stove, Oven / Griddle
- 1 gas stock pot range with 2-3 burners
- 3 stainless steel work tables
- 1 Vollrath 40 quart floor mixer with numerous attachments including vegetable cutter and meat grinder accessories
- 1-20 slot bun pan rack
Processing equipment includes 1 single piston compression bottler for sauces with a semi-automatic chuck cap lightener and a semi auto wrap labeler. Other amenities include a dry storage area with pallet storage space, shipping and receiving area, internet access, and for Enterprise Center clients’ large training and conference rooms for workshops or meetings. Kitchen clients also have the opportunity to showcase their products in front of thousands of buyers from across the nation in the WT Enterprise Center booth at Dallas Gourmet Food Market.