Find answers to commonly asked questions and get clarity on how we can help you navigate your culinary venture.
About The Petite Chef

The Petite Chef is a multifaceted culinary haven, uniquely combining an entertainment cooking school, commercial kitchen rental, and culinary incubator into one dynamic space.

The Petite Chef is a vibrant culinary hub that blends an entertainment cooking school, commercial kitchen rentals, and a culinary incubator into one inviting space. Our mission is to foster culinary passion and entrepreneurship, offering a range of cooking classes for enthusiasts of all levels and providing professional kitchen space for food artisans to craft their products.

As a culinary incubator, we support emerging food businesses with mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities to help them grow. Whether you're looking to sharpen your cooking skills or launch your food venture, The Petite Chef is your partner in culinary exploration and success. Join us in bringing culinary dreams to life in a supportive and innovative environment.
Since 2011


Helping food artisans lanch products from Smokin'Ts to Ketchup Please!
Our Process

Learn how to get started producing your own products in Wisconsin

The Petite Chef plays a crucial role in supporting the food production aspect for aspiring food artisans, focusing on the practical steps necessary to bring their culinary creations to market. Here's how the Petite Chef can assist someone in getting started, along with the requirements needed from the artisan:

Support Offered by The Petite Chef

  • Guidance Through Certification: The Petite Chef can assist artisans in understanding and navigating the process of obtaining necessary food safety certifications and ensuring their products meet health and safety standards.
  • Sourcing Ingredients: Assistance in finding high-quality ingredients, potentially leveraging partnerships or bulk purchasing to help reduce costs.
  • Marketing Support: While The Petite Chef doesn't directly involve in the business aspect, it may offer guidance or resources to help artisans market their products effectively, such as advice on branding, online presence, and connecting with potential retailers or markets.
  • Labeling Requirements: Providing information and guidance on how to comply with local and federal labeling regulations, which is crucial for product packaging and consumer information.

Requirements for Artisans

  • Insurance: Artisans are required to have insurance that lists The Petite Chef as additionally insured. This protects both the artisan and the kitchen facility against potential liabilities.
  • Food Safety Certificate: A valid food safety certificate, such as ServSafe, is required to ensure the artisan is knowledgeable about safe food handling practices and compliance with health regulations.
  • Signed Lease Agreement: Artisans need to have a signed lease agreement with The Petite Chef. This formalizes the terms of kitchen use, including the hours, costs, and any specific conditions or responsibilities.

By fulfilling these requirements, artisans gain access to a supportive environment that not only helps in the production of their food products but also provides a foundation for navigating the complexities of food safety, sourcing, and compliance. The Petite Chef's role is pivotal in helping artisans turn their culinary ideas into viable products ready for the market.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost.

$15 per hour with a 10 ($150) hour monthly minimum.

Q: Do I get the kitchen to myself?

Yes, you don't have to share your reserved time.

Q. What kind of licensing do i need?

Licensing is dependent on what and where you intend to sell your products. See requirements in resources tab.

Q. Can i store product at the facility?

Each artisan has one full shelving unit. Additional storage is available for a fee including cold storage.

Q. Are there networking opportinities?

Yes, we along with are other artisans try and help introduce your to buyers and recommend good markets.

Q. What marketing can you help with?

Branding, logo design, website development, social media and graphic design at additional costs.
Contact Us

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Reach out to us! We're here to help you every step of the way with your food business journey.