By Kayli Corbin
Photo Emma Thompson
One the biggest obstacles entrepreneurs face when starting their new business venture is a location to create and distribute their products. When making physical goods, production generally happens in the home prior to stepping into a brick and mortar establishment. However, the makers handling food are legally obligated to create in a licensed space outside of their home. This concept of a commissary kitchen has allowed countless crafters of consumables to safely create food and avoid the weighty overhead required to start a physical location.
The Twisted Kitchen was created to provide budding Treasure Valley food entrepreneurs a fully-functioning, commercial-grade commissary space to grow their food businesses. Located off Chinden in Garden City, the iconic Woman of Steel building became the home of the Twisted Kitchen and the Twisted Ewe in 2016.
Having a pre-existing kitchen space, Carolyn Parkinson, along with her management team, began the kitchen’s extensive transformation in late 2018. Officially ready to rent in mid-2019, the Twisted Kitchen is starting to make its mark among the local culinary community.
Their mission statement says it best. “Our facility aims to offer Treasure Valley caterers, bakers, food truck owners, personal chefs, and confectioners a hub to run their food business in a certified commercial facility. Twisted Kitchen is open to its members 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We strive to make our facility a comfortable and fun place where you don’t mind coming to cook every day. We want this to feel like your second home and for all its members to be a community of chefs who share in their enthusiasm for food. We are also production friendly, offering a great location for your film or commercial needs.”
Their décor is meant to inspire clientele to think outside the box, push boundaries, to create, and innovate. Their partnership with the Food Corridor Shared Kitchen Management System provides many important features. Online scheduling allows you to pick the times that work best for you and your team. The space is all yours during your rental period, avoiding bumping elbows in a packed location. Their storage options are all encompassing, including cold, dry, and freezer storage included during your scheduled use. Extended storage options are also available upon request.
Your rental includes the equipment and utensils you need. A slicer, large Vollrath mixer, countertop Kitchen Aide Mixer, Robocoupe Food Processor, and immersion blender are just a few of the resources available to create your vision of culinary perfection.
Twisted Kitchen is working with a smorgasbord of up and coming food businesses in our community. Anytime Seasonings, Boise Ranch Rubs, Con Adobo, The Great Crepe, and Tin Box are only a few of the many businesses using this space. The Twisted Kitchen is also a great space to host culinary classes with up to 10 students. The space is also optimal for the home canner or family cook who could use the extra space to spread out and get the job done!
Check out thetwistedkitchen.com for a full floor plan, pricing details, and additional contact information. If you’re looking for space to make your next food-based creation, you’ve found it!