The Food Incubator + Network Centre will offer members extensive resources across marketing, training and networking for your food business.

FoodINC Essentials

FoodINC Essentials is a collection of useful documents/tools to help you start and grow your food business. Register you details with us to receive the FoodINC Essentials newsletter and access to other resources.

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Industry Connections

  • Access to the monthly calendar of small business training and professional development hosted by Melbourne Innovation Centre and its partners
  • Opportunity to access industry association services from Melbourne’s North Food Group around advocacy, trade, and supply chain excellence
  • Dedicated advocacy and guidance by MIC incubator leaders and mentors across legal, export and trade, food safety, sales and marketing and government engagement
  • Networking, “meet the buyer” and “meet the expert” events hosted by MIC or its partners from across Melbourne’s North and beyond
  • Access to group buying savings on ingredients and services through Melbourne’s North Food Group
  • Access to the expertise and training support that Melbourne Polytechnic’s skilled educators and trainers offer, from compliance and food safety through to a host of specialist short courses and vocational learning opportunities.
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Costing & Membership

Costs to access FoodINC kitchens start from $40 per hour.* Spaces are at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston hospitality centre with further dedicated spaces at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Epping campus planned for 2021.

  • Reduce costs – Only pay for the kitchen time you need. Use our equipment so you don’t have to buy your own.
  • Save time – Dedicated cleaning, areas for storage and delivery, and kitchen maintenance ensures you maximise time on production or cooking.
  • Boost output – Upgrade to commercial cooking equipment to scale up your production quantities and quality.

*Costs for kitchen access only and exclude membership and administrative costs. Prices will vary for types of members and based on programs and partnerships.

Lou Zarro, Manager FoodINC - 0418 163 523

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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 will connect you with industry operators and potential mentors.

Ready to build your dream food business?