The Team

Cindi Thompson

Cindi was inspired to create Crafted Kitchen when she hit a roadblock in growing her own small food business – a scarcity of quality, affordable commercial kitchens to support her work.  Determined to provide fellow culinary entrepreneurs access to the quality space and resources she needed in order to grow and thrive, she founded Crafted Kitchen, an incubator-style commercial kitchen.  Prior to pursuing her passion for the culinary arts, Cindi enjoyed a long career in the financial services industry. She is a lifelong resident of California. 


Our Advisory Board

Anne Smith
President, Oregon Bark; Former Owner, New School of Cooking, Culver City, CA

Jennifer Lewis

Author and Founder,

Sean O'Leary
Sr. Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Matt Geller
CEO, SoCal Mobile Food Vendors Association

Jeffrey Mortimer
Chief Investment Strategist, BNY Mellon Bank

Clemence Gossett

Co-Owner, Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories