• Commercial Kitchen Spaces for Austin’s Culinary Entrepreneurs

Austin’s New Home for Food Producers

Coming Summer 2020
Reserve Your Place Today!

PREP is one of the country’s largest providers of private commercial kitchens and shared co-working kitchen spaces.  As an integrated culinary platform, PREP provides a range of innovative products, solutions and services including both Co-Working Kitchen and Private Commercial Kitchen facilities, as well as a raft of membership privileges, all served up in a culture of culinary excellence. Upon completion in Summer 2020, PREP Austin will be the largest multi-member production facility and food innovation center in Texas.

PREP has successfully helped accelerate more than 450 food businesses since beginning operations in 2014 in Atlanta.

PREP’s concept, facility and amenities have all been custom designed as a culinary haven to meet the needs of all types of food companies and artisans – specialty food producers, consumer packaged goods (CPG), bakers, caterers, mobile food service operators/food trucks, prepared meals companies, central commissaries, delivery only/ghost restaurants, pre-opening restaurant menu creation and movie set catering companies.

PREP is a fully permitted under the authority of the: Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin Department of Health, USDA and FDA.

140,000+

square feet of commercial kitchen facilities nationwide

1528

leads generated for PREP producers & food trucks past 12 months

453

successfully accelerated businesses

55+

food trucks currently operating at PREP

75

private commercial kitchens in service

60

private kitchens under construction

200+

Member companies currently operating at PREP

1,000,000+

meals prepared to date

Success is within your grasp.

Opportunities for success abound in the food industry, but so do operating challenges and headaches. PREP members benefit not only from access to custom, turnkey commercial kitchen space, but also from a range of amenities which help make running your food business a bit easier.

Don’t just take our word for it.
See what our members have to say.

We just finished all our permitting and licensing.  JR and Doug made the process so easy – I could never have done it without them!  We love PREP!

Jasmine BeckSunshine AlchemySunshine Alchemy

Cotton Cravings

Even before we moved in, we were blown away by what PREP can do.  Navigating all the different licenses governmental departments can be quite a mission, but one call from Doug and the earth moved!  We’re so appreciative of being part of the PREP family!

David KarshCotton CravingsCotton Cravings

We came to PREP because we needed a place to keep our costs down but that was big enough so that we could roll our sushi.  We love it here at PREP – these guys are great!

Hilly BlondheinHigh Roller SushiHigh Roller Sushi

We wanted to be in an environment that was all about community so we could grow our business professionally. The facility allows us to have several things going on at the same time and we really needed that. We’ve grown exponentially thanks to PREP.

Rick HerbstNonna’s Family KitchenNonna’s Family Kitchen

As my business grew, PREP was the perfect place for me to expand my roasting business.  They helped me get my licenses and then helped me get my roaster hooked up so I could increase production and expand my business. Thanks to all the folks at PREP!

Kristina MadhCloudland Coffee CompanyCloudland Coffee Company

RECENT NEWS FROM PREP

PREP is Growing! Expansion and Construction Updates

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The construction of PREP Atlanta's second multi-use private commercial kitchen facility passed the halfway mark this month! PREP 3 will be comprised of 35,000 square feet of industrial kitchen space, subdivided into private kitchens that will…
Earth Friendly

Are you composting? Here is How you can!

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PREP Partners  with Compost Now to bring socially conscious composting to you! Right now, the food scraps that you throw away make their journey to the landfill where they’ll emit methane, a greenhouse gas 25x more potent than carbon dioxide.…

Farmview Day @ PREP Atlanta! Wednesday May 15th. 10am-12pm Product Tasting

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The crew from Farmview, Rock House Farm and Rock House Creamery will be bringing their Chef to prepare delicious samples of their products including their amazing heirloom freshly ground grits, pork and beef (no antibiotics or horomones, Grassfed)…

Wish you could get help like you call an Uber? Here is the solution!

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Imagine an On Demand Labor Force!  How difficult is it to get new help? We at PREP are excited to announce the availability of VeryAble for PREP Producers. Growing businesses find it difficult to get good help, especially in a crunch. Big…

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghost KITCHENS!

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A ghost kitchen or restaurant is a foodservice operation that is meant for delivery only. These businesses have eliminated the dining room and there are no take out options. These are delivery only businesses and work in conjunction with the…

Lions and Tigers and Packaging Oh My!

Let's navigate the world of printed packaging together! Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 - Jason Faulkner with Colormasters will be in at PREP from 10am - 3 pm to consult with you on your packaging and printing needs and ideas. This…
The Giving Kitchen

The Giving Kitchen support for Food Trucks!

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We are excited to share this wonderful news with everyone! The Giving Kitchen is expanding their support to restaurant employees to include those working on Food Trucks and Concessions. A pilot program with the Giving Kitchen has been…
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PREP's Culture is People! Commercial Kitchens - Food Producers

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People make working at PREP's Kitchens Fun! PREP's Kitchens are always full of every type of food entrepreneur from Bakers, Caterers, Specialty Food Producers, Juice Manufacturers, food trucks and many more! There is never a dull moment…

PREP Members Holiday Happy Hour!

Mark your calendars - Wednesday, January 16th, 4-8pm ~ Connect! As a small food business owner, you and your crew were working hard during the holiday season and missing out on holiday merriment. With the busy holiday…

PREP's updated identity - New PREP Logo & Website!

PREP Branding and New Website Initiative is Complete! PREP has changed so much after 4+ years of operation.  We realized that our current website did not tell the story of everything that PREP encompasses today, so it was time for an update…

January 2019 PREP Member Mentorship Series

Meet David Karsh, Chief Encouragement Officer, Cotton Cravings Organic Confections  David will be sharing The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of taking a speciality food product from conception to reality.   Tempt your WILD side…

All Specialty Food Producers Take Note! Increase Your Market Share & Distribution

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How to get the attention of distributors and buyers seminar on Tuesday, November 27th 1pm - 3pm   Bill Shadle Shares Experience of 25 Years in Gift/Food Business & Distribution Bill's Dad opened a showroom at the Merchandise Mart…

Food delivery - Health Insurance & Staffing options available to PREP Members

Exciting options for PREP Members. Experienced Food Delivery Service Let ZipSendr make your food and other deliveries for you.  ZipSendr has crew trained to deliver and set up your catered event for you.  Spend time developing your business…
PREP Cook Create Connect

Food Entrepreneurs Take Note!

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You do not have to be a member of PREP to take advantage of PREP's National Buying Power with Gordon Food Service. Call to find out how - 404-920-4150 ext 102. Click the image or CLICK HERE to read "Next Course"
Gordon Food Service

The Flavors of PREP: Thursday, August 30th, Noon - 4 pm

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The Flavors of PREP - Brought to you by PREP & Gordon Food Service Come see and taste what PREP’s buzz is all about. Thursday August 30th Noon - 4 pm PREP 2 Open Air Market Come mix and mingle & taste more than 20 food items…

New Restaurant Test Kitchen. Let PREP help with your Pre-Opening!

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Opening a Restaurant?  Use PREP as your test kitchen! Do you have a special product that you want to bring to the wholesale and retail market? Use our test kitchen for your recipe testing and development, product development, staff training,…

This Saturday - Food Bloggers - SEO - Video Seminar @ PREP

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PREP Members (and anyone interested) are invited to join this wonderful event! You must register by 3 pm Thursday May 31st. Click Here to Register ($10.00 fee) On June 2nd from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon, Culinary Local, Diva Foodies  and…

SauceHouse Barbecue expands Catering Operation to PREP 2 in Atlanta

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Athens favorite SauceHouse Barbecue has opened a new catering operation in PREP's Atlanta campus.     Saucehouse BBQ expands with help of PREP. Saucehouse BBQ expanded to Atlanta in 2017 with the help of unique shared and dedicated…

PREP Mentorship Series

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PREP Mentorship Series: People, Purpose & Passion – The Pathway to Success! Tuesday,  May 29th, 2018 9am - 1:30 pm PREP 3 TRAINING ROOM 8:30 - 9:30    Breakfast & Gathering: Serving  Cloudland Coffee – Five Daughters…