Looking to learn, start or grow
your dream food
business in 2022?

The Food Incubator + Network Centre (FoodINC) is the starting point to grow your dream!

Curious? To know more about accessing the workspaces, equipment and advisory services of FoodINC, register here today.



Developing a Food Business

FoodINC is the launch pad for your first step to becoming a foodpreneur. Even before you access our commercial cooking facilities, we will work with you to properly plan the way forward.

When you work with FoodINC, you’ll have access to experts to mentor your business from idea to prototype and on to production. This is ideal for early startups with little more than an idea and the dream to become part of Melbourne’s vibrant food scene. With access to advisors who can teach you the essentials of food safety and compliance, business planning, and marketing and communications, you’ll find all you need on the FoodINC menu to whet your appetite!

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Begin your
food business journey

With kitchens located at Melbourne Polytechnic's Preston campus, and expert advisors available to help you succeed, FoodINC has the facilities and know-how to help you become a genuine food enterprise capable of starting commercial production.

FoodINC provides you with the support and kitchen access to develop product concepts and build your knowledge of food production. Our dedicated kitchen facilities will offer flexible access at affordable costs, and can be used seven days a week. With additional business strategy support, sales and marketing guidance and networking opportunities, FoodINC offers everything you need to work on your long-term aspirations of being a foodpreneur.

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Reach new heights in
your food business

FoodINC brings together high-quality cooking facilities with a portfolio of support and advisory services for early stage foodpreneurs to scale production, expand market access and improve industry connections.

For those with some food production expertise, you will find essential infrastructure to scale, test, trial and rethink products or new lines. And for the established foodpreneur, joining FoodINC will give you access to experts who will support you in boosting production, business systems, sales and marketing, and export opportunities, as well as exploring mentoring or partnership opportunities with other foodpreneurs.

Grow my business

How we can help?

Kitchen Access

FoodINC Essentials is a collection of useful documents/tools to help you start and grow your food business.

Development & Training

Join FoodINC to get the guidance you need from talks, workshops and expert mentors.

Industry Connections

FoodINC will offer you a diverse mix of industry networking and collaboration opportunities, and connect you with industry operators and potential mentors.


Melb Poly - Preston

77 St Georges Road,
Preston VIC 3072

Melb Poly - Epping

Cooper St &, Dalton Rd,
Epping VIC 3076

MIC - Alphington

2 Wingrove St,
Alphington VIC 3078

Ready to build your dream food business?