HDC Community Kitchen

Commercial kitchen available for rent on a 24/7 basis. Also, a Pop-Cafe to rent by the day/week/month. Tours and rental details available at 219-803-6575 or kitchen@hdcnwi.org


New 2,000 square foot commercial kitchen, fully stocked and rentable by the hour to any food entrepreneur.  Must have a ServSafe Manager\’s Certificate and valid business registration.   Also a Pop-up Cafe, furnished and ready for you to test out your food products and service.  Store front location on Hohman Avenue in Hammond.  Rentable by the day/week/month.  Must have a Lake County Health Dept. temporary food permit to rent.  Tours and details about the HDC Community Kitchen and the Pop-Up Cafe are available by contacting 219-803-6575 or kitchen@hdcnwi.org

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Debt Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Website Development


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Website Development


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Jackie DeRosa
5233 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320