CropCircle Kitchen

CropCircle Kitchen

TriMark United East Creates Innovative Incubator Kitchen in Dorchester, MA

For small to medium-size food entrepreneurs who are not ready to invest in their own production facility, there is CropCircle Kitchen. Located in the former Pearl hot dog factory in Dorchester, MA, this 10,000-sq.-ft. kitchen space was designed by TriMark United East. CropCircle Kitchen operates a fully equipped, shared use commercial kitchen available for hourly rental, plus a separate commissary kitchen specifically designed for food trucks and contract processing. The facility gives Boston area food businesses a place to prepare, cook and store products that are sold at local stores, restaurants, and farmer’s markets. The organization also provides technical assistance to businesses about recipe development, permitting, packaging, product sourcing, and distribution, as well as marketing and sales. CropCircle Kitchen works with more than 40 aspiring food producers each year.

Project Highlights

  • HAACP certified, ServSafe environment
  • Two-part kitchen features a utility distribution system that provides multiple ports for operators to move and plug in equipment
  • On-site technical assistance and business support
  • Shared office and meeting facilities available on-site
  • Cold, frozen and dry storage options to support incremental business growth
  • Project profiled in Boston Magazine
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“TriMark has been a great partner. They are always right there on customer service, follow-through and design. They think outside the box. I can’t speak highly enough of their design—they get it,” said Brad Stevens, Executive Chef for CropCircle Kitchen.