About The Commissary
The Commissary is a collaborative community, providing shared kitchens combined with business assistance to help aspiring entrepreneurs build great food companies, create jobs, and stregthen our regional food economy. The Rochester Downtown Development Corporation (RDDC) is the project lead and will be creating a Single Member LLC to hold The Commissary, both corporations will share RDDC's 501(c)(3) status. This project is made possible thanks to our partners who are providing a variety of assets including funding, conventional business incubation services, food sector mentoring, and access to raw products for our members.
Our partners include:
BHS Foodservice Solutions, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, City of Rochester, Connected Communities, Empire State Development, Foodlink, Greater Rochester SCORE, Headwater Food Hub, NextCorps, Ibero-American Action League, Kiva Rochester, LaunchNY, Monroe Community College (MCC), Palmer Foods, PathStone Enterprise Center, RIT Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, Rochester Brainery, RocGrowth, Rochester City School District, Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI), SWBR Architects & Engineers, University of Rochester Simon School, Urban League of Rochester, Vargas Associates, Wegmans Food Markets