Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen (POK)

The Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen (POK) will open in early 2017 and we’re moving to the next phase of soliciting food entrepreneurs who are interested in joining this kitchen community. The expression of interest form will provide us with more information about your food business goals and commercial kitchen needs to ensure that POK will be a great fit for you.

Please complete this expression of interest by downloading this form and emailing it to underwearfactory@hudsonriverhousing.org

About POK

POK is located on the first floor of the renovated historic Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory and is a shared use commercial kitchen available for rent on an hourly or daily basis. With 3,000 square feet of combined cooking, preparation, and storage space, POK is designed to meet the kitchen needs of the Hudson Valley’s food entrepreneurs. It is well suited for caterers, food truck operators, retail or wholesalers, cooking or nutrition instructors, or food concept developers – it can even serve as a pop-up restaurant space for chefs looking to pilot a new concept!

 

The space will feature:

  • Stainless steel prep tables and abundant counter space.
  • 6-burner gas range with flat top and oven.
  • Convection oven.
  • 30 quart floor mixer.
  • Pizza oven.
  • Dry and cold storage.
  • Ice maker.
  • Small wares such as food processor, blender, mixers, etc.
  • Cooking, baking, cooling, and storing equipment and tools.
  • Dedicated cleaning area with dishwasher.
  • Available office space to move your business forward.
  • Referrals to a local community of experts in food production, marketing, licensing, legal, and business development.
  • And an open-space, natural-light, community-centric atmosphere that can’t be beat!

 

The POK is an initiative of Hudson River Housing to revitalize Poughkeepsie’s Middle Main Street district, and aims to provide food entrepreneurs and start-ups with an affordable space to develop and grow their business. Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, surrounded by culinary institutions, local farm and food businesses, and diverse ethnic cultures, the POK hopes to harness our collective love of food to build community pride and connectedness. 

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