The Incubator Program
Due to the highly personalized suite of resources and mentoring, the Incubator Program only accepts small cohorts about 2-5 businesses at a time. Businesses Incubation lasts up to 5 years. Incubation includes:
- One-on-one business support and guidance
- Advanced mentoring
- Technical assistance
- Finding financing options
- Connections to business opportunities
- Subsidized access to commercial kitchen space
Incubator Program participants develop individualized benchmarks and work with program staff to ensure benchmarks are met. Businesses also develop a progression plan for eventual graduation out of the Incubator.
Target participants for the Incubator Program are under-resourced food entrepreneurs from low-income backgrounds or historically disenfranchised populations.
Current Incubator Program Participants:
Aunty Maria’s Fresch Scoops- Frozen desserts & baked goods hand-crafted in micro-batches made fresh in Midtown Sacramento!
Fork Fire- Fork Fire is a is an Organic Specialty Food startup based in Rocklin. We make marinades and dressings that are organic. Made by hand in small batches. Made with locally sourced ingredients when possible. We are excited about the launch of Fork Fire. We can’t wait to share our entire line of specialty food with you.
Hooked on Paella- Latina owned catering company dedicated to making high quality paellas, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients within a 50-mile radius. We offer catering services as well as interactive outdoor cooking classes for private parties and local events. Allow us to make your next event a fun, festive, delicious, and memorable occasion. Are you ready to be hooked?
Jazz’s Saucy Sauce- Jazz’s Saucy Sauce is a versatile sauce that changes flavor profiles depending on what you put it on. Spicy on tacos, buttery on rice, tangy on salads and creamy on eggs! Give it a try and see how saucy you like it!!
Kitchensinkfoodie- Is a personal chef/catering company that provides fusion, flavor and food made with love. We specialize in fresh unexpected cuisine that uses locally sourced ingredients. Created for busy people who want meal prep and catering for family style gatherings.
Meza California- Arab-inspired shared plates and fresh bread with California local ingredients and flavors from the homelands. I’ve been a community organizer for the last five years fighting on the frontline with workers and residents, I really want to build deeper connections with my community.We specialize in fresh baked bread and passed small plates – perfect for your gathering, wedding, or event.
Puzz E. Gata Jamaica- Puzz E. Gata Jamaica is an artisan brewed hibiscus tea. At Puzz E. Gata Jamaica, we transform the beautiful hibiscus sabdariffa flower into flavorful teas steeped in the traditions of Mexico. Puzz E. Gata Jamaica is a queer woman of color owned small business located in Sacramento, California.
S.H.E.- Southern Hospitality Eats- makes Southern inspired baked goods and treats
Salsa Sazona- we connect the pieces of my family’s recipes, heritage, and love of food while we find some empowerment through the art of salsa
Sugar Coated Cupcakes- Sugar Coated Cupcakes, a Gourmet Mobile Cupcakery owned by Mother-Daughter duo LaQueanya & Mechiala Henry.