CULINARY PROGRAMs overview

THE CULINARY PROGRAM at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. ArtHouse can accommodate a wide range of interests and experiences in the fully-equipped, 2200 square foot, shared use, commercial grade kitchen and adjoining food demonstration station, training rooms, and event and dining spaces and gallery.

The Culinary Program includes:

Online registration is available for the Culinary Program. If support is needed to register online, please call ArtHouse for assistance at: 219.238.6393. To request additional information on our programs and events, please contact ArtHouse at arthouse@arthousegary.com.


The Social Kitchen

The Social Kitchen membership program allows ArtHouse facilities to be regularly rented for daily production runs. Members pay an hourly fee at a fraction of the cost of renovating/converting a home kitchen or paying for access at other commercial kitchens in the region. For equipment information, current rates, and reservations, click here.

Reservations
Priority is given to standing reservations, allowing our members to establish a regular schedule. New and additional reservations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to an application review process. All kitchen users must hold a valid business license, liability insurance and ServSafe certification.

Cleaning & Supplies
ArtHouse performs periodic deep cleans of the facility. Each member is responsible for cleaning their kitchen workspace after each use. This includes cleaning all equipment, tables, and floors. ArtHouse provides all the necessary cleaning supplies and a cleaning training as part of the member orientation.


CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR

Food based business development including culinary workshops and training, mentorship opportunities, and wrap-around business growth services are offered through the ArtHouse Culinary Business Incubator (CBI). The CBI helps support early and mid-stage food-based entrepreneurs as they transition through all phases of business development.

CBI introductory workshops begin in January 2017. Enrollment in the CBI does not require membership to The Social Kitchen. There are no fees to enroll in the CBI program or to participate in related events.

To apply for enrollment to the CBI, please complete our online application here. If support is needed to make an online application, please call ArtHouse for assistance at: 219.238.6393. For further details and eligibility information, contact us at arthouse@arthousegary.com.


Culinary Exploration

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts.

The Culinary Exploration events are offered in three key areas: Business, Training, and Arts + Culture. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events. These events are open to the public, and do not require membership to The Social Kitchen or enrollment in the CBI. 

Register for Culinary Exploration on our events page. If support is needed to register online, please call ArtHouse for assistance at: 219.238.6393. The Culinary Exploration events are offered in three key areas: Business, Training, and Arts + Culture. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.