Tropical Fruits

HERE IS OUR

MISSION

At Hilo Food Hub, we want to strengthen local food systems,

help small businesses thrive, create jobs,

and build a healthier community for all.

THE PROBLEM

Commercial kitchens are expensive and not set up for multiple users. Renting space from a restaurant or church off hours can be frustrating. Finding cold or dry space to store your products is a challenge. Navigating health codes takes up your valuable time. We are here to help. 

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THE SOLUTION

We provide affordable kitchen rental rates set up for food businesses like yours. Need fridge/ freezer storage,

we got you covered.

We are here to connect you with experts that can help design labels, get your health permit, find financing to expand or get your products on the shelves of stores across the islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cold kitchen?


This means we don’t have any open flame cooking equipment or deep fryers. Instead we use electric convection ovens, steamers, induction cook hot plates and more.




Do you offer discounts for off hours?


Yes if you are a night owl or working around other commitments you can come between 8PM and 6AM for discounted rates. Message us for more information.




Can members use all the kitchen equipment?


We don’t charge extra for you to use the equipment provided, just ask that you leave it in the same condition you found it.




What happens if I need more hours?


Congratulations, you are growing! The more hours you need per month the cheaper it is per hour.




Can I sell my products directly from the Hilo Food Hub?


We are currently working on a retail space that will provide a space to sell your food or products. Sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date!




Do you offer any scholarships or discounts?


Soon we will have scholarships available to help people start their dream food business.