Burgaw Incubator Kitchen (BIK) is a shared-use commercial kitchen facility located in the historic Burgaw Depot. BIK provides Pender County Health Department and NC Department of Agriculture approved kitchen space and equipment to specialty-food makers. This helps offset many of the start-up costs for culinary businesses.
The mission of the Burgaw Incubator Kitchen is to encourage and support the development of a thriving food industry in Pender County by providing commercial kitchen space, business training opportunities, regulatory information, and networking opportunities to small, start-up, and expanding food businesses. BIK recognizes the historic importance of agriculture to southeastern North Carolina and the value this industry still provides in terms of economic growth, physical health, and food security for the people of our area.
Getting Started in the Kitchen
If you’re interested in using BIK, please review the attached Checklist for Becoming a Tenant and contact Kim Rivenbark. She will help you determine if our facility is right for you and get you in touch with the appropriate regulatory agency. As a note, we do not allow use of the kitchen as a commissary for food trucks.
If you would like to become an approved Depot Event Center caterer or to use the kitchen for a special event, please contact the Kim Rivenbark.