LA Downtown News
by Eddie Kim
The biggest obstacle for budding chefs, restaurateurs and small food business owners is trying to find space to produce their goods without breaking the budget with high rents.
Sometimes a chef wants to test out a menu for a future restaurant. Other times it’s someone who wants to scale up out of a home business, but isn’t ready for a brick-and-mortar shop.
The Arts District’s new shared kitchen facility Crafted Kitchen aims to provide an in-between, with a variety of spaces available to rent for various lengths of time...
“We are small food business advocates,” Crafted Kitchen owner Cindi Thompson said in a prepared statement. “With Crafted Kitchen we’re creating something greater than simply a place for food production. We’re using this platform to champion the potential of our local culinary entrepreneurs, and we’re doing it together.”
A few early tenants at Crafted Kitchen include Pasadena’s popular Mama Musubi, luxe catering service Taste of Pace, and rising chef Ted Montoya’s Calo Provisions.