Welcome to Kitchen Local
The North Shore and Merrimack Valley's first certified shared-use kitchen, where foodpreneurs are cookin' the dream!
Kitchen Local was founded in 2013 and fills a niche for culinary professionals by providing around-the-clock access to affordable, modern, convenient and permitted commercial kitchen work and storage space. By using Kitchen Local, you can launch or expand your business immediately without a large initial capital investment; minimizing your risk and start-up costs.
We love helping small businesses get started whether or not you plan on utilizing Kitchen Local. We provide an economic 1-1/2 hour confidential consultation session with prospective or early stage food businesses to help you gain clarity and direction on your food business idea or plans. This information-packed session will help you gather the information needed to make the right decisions regarding your food business dreams.
If you decide to become a Kitchen Local participant business, we guide you through the permitting/licensing process, connect you with resources, work with you on your business concept and strategic planning, and help promote your business.
Chefs, bakers, small-scale food producers, farmers, as well as cooking and nutrition instructors, utilize the kitchen for food production, catering, baking, cooking classes, menu planning, training, recipe testing, photography, and product development. At Kitchen Local, a community of foodpreneurs comes together in a collaborative environment to share their passion for food with the world!
The state-of-the-art kitchen was founded in 2013 and is located at 14 Cedar Street Studios, a historic brick building a few blocks from downtown Amesbury and is conveniently located at the intersection of Massachusetts' North Shore and Merrimack Valley and just over the border from New Hampshire. Once home to Chas. J. Henschel & Co., one of the city’s famed carriage and automotive manufacturers, the building now hosts an array of foodpreneurs, as well as creative entrepreneurs including artists, architects, designers, builders and musicians.