Nana Clare’s Kitchen

Commercial Kitchen for start up food businesses Food Handler Certification Classes Cooking/Baking classes from 4 yrs to adult Food Start up entrepreneur program


We are a true commercial kitchen and unique culinary center for small food start ups.

We have the facility for you to run your food business but also help you with all other parts of a start up food business such as permits, certifications, food safety/sanitation and state rules.

The owner is a trained chef/instructor with a background in business & marketing.

We specialize in food start ups, facility build-outs, staff training in food safety & sanitation, product development, packaging, labeling, retail & wholesale.

We also teach Cooking/Baking & Specialty classes to kids & adults.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Website Development

Networking and Associations

  • Industry Specific

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Business Management Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Gina Zieniewicz
3907 Calumet Ave
Suite #106
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 286-3645