Commercial Kitchen Rental

What makes our commercial kitchen space unique is that it is a community based model that looks to create a cooperative, low cost, and supportive environment for a region that is typically underserved by these kinds of opportunities.

We believe that food changes lives – not only to feed those in need, but also to empower those who just need a chance to succeed.

Important for food vendors: At this time we do not have additional storage for vendors but are working to add more as demand increases.

Available Equipment

The following equipment will be rented to members of the User who carry full ServSafe Certification:

  • Stoves
  • Conventional and convection ovens
  • Stand mixers

By signing the Agreement, the User understand that Elijah’s Promise will not provide to the User all necessary equipment that may be necessary for production. This includes the following:

  • Fryer
  • Specialized equipment

Smallware listed below will be located in a box available to all users within the space, and are subject to availability (first come, first served).

  • Stirring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowls

Cold and frozen storage, if available, can be utilized by the User when operating within the space. All goods must be taken with the User upon daily departure from cooking session.

Kitchen Availability

Anticipated hours of availability are as follows:

  • Weekdays: 9 pm through 6am
  • Weekends: dependent on kitchen schedule

Renters are not able to use any storage, or refrigeration. All renters must be ServeSafe certified and name Elijah’s Promise as additional insured for $1,000,000. 


The hourly rate of the shared commercial kitchen space is $20 an hour. A commitment to minimum of ten (10) hours per month is necessary.  In addition to the hourly rate, the User will be charged:

  • Orientation Fee of $50
    • Orientation is mandatory for the User to attend. Orientation ensures that the User understands how to properly operate in Promise Kitchen.
  • Security Deposit of $200
    • Which will be held by Elijah’s Promise during the User’s tenure at the facility and will be returned if the account is in good standing upon the User’s departure of Promise Kitchen.
  • Monthly Rent
    • Determined by the number of hours the User requests multiplied by the hourly rate of $20.

Food Business Incubation

Interested in starting your own food business? We are here to help!

With the importance of food systems beginning to be realized in recent years, there is an emerging market that unites food, entrepreneurship, and economic development.

Reacting to this new market trend, commercial incubator kitchens have been established in urban areas across the United States.

Promise Culinary School
211 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

To learn about using our kitchen space, email, or apply to use our space by completing the form below.

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    Contact to be emailed a copy of the kitchen contract.