• Shared & Dedicated Kitchen Spaces for Atlanta’s Culinary Entrepreneurs

WELCOME TO PREP®

A Unique Commercial Kitchen Facility

PREP is a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen facility that is unique not only to Metro Atlanta, but also to the state of Georgia. As the Southeast’s largest integrated culinary platform, PREP provides a range of innovative products, solutions and services including both Shared Kitchen and Dedicated Commercial Kitchen facilities, as well as a raft of membership privileges, all served up in a culture of culinary excellence.

PREP has successfully helped accelerate more than 350 food businesses since beginning operations in 2014.

PREP’s concept, facility and amenities have all been custom designed as a culinary haven to meet the needs of all types of food companies and artisans – specialty food producers, consumer packaged goods (CPG), bakers, caterers, mobile food service operators/food trucks, prepared meals companies, central commissaries, ghost restaurants, pre-opening restaurant menu creation and movie set catering companies.

PREP is fully permitted under the authority of the: Georgia Department of Agriculture, DeKalb County Department of Health, USDA and FDA.

83,500

square feet of commercial kitchen facilities

1528

leads generated for PREP producers & food trucks past 12 months

351

successfully accelerated businesses

55

food trucks currently operating at PREP

75

dedicated commercial kitchens in service

27

dedicated kitchens to be delivered Q2 2019

151

Member companies currently operating at PREP

900,000

meals prepared to date

Success is within your grasp.

PREP has learned as the opportunities increase so do the challenges to operate in this market. PREP members benefit not only from access to commercial kitchen space, but also from a range of amenities which help make running your food business a bit easier.

Don’t just take our word for it.
See what our members have to say.

We just finished all our permitting and licensing.  JR and Doug made the process so easy – I could never have done it without them!  We love PREP!

Jasmine BeckSunshine AlchemySunshine Alchemy

Cotton Cravings

Even before we moved in, we were blown away by what PREP can do.  Navigating all the different licenses governmental departments can be quite a mission, but one call from Doug and the earth moved!  We’re so appreciative of being part of the PREP family!

David KarshCotton CravingsCotton Cravings

We came to PREP because we needed a place to keep our costs down but that was big enough so that we could roll our sushi.  We love it here at PREP – these guys are great!

Hilly BlondheinHigh Roller SushiHigh Roller Sushi

We wanted to be in an environment that was all about community so we could grow our business professionally. The facility allows us to have several things going on at the same time and we really needed that. We’ve grown exponentially thanks to PREP.

Rick HerbstNonna’s Family KitchenNonna’s Family Kitchen

As my business grew, PREP was the perfect place for me to expand my roasting business.  They helped me get my licenses and then helped me get my roaster hooked up so I could increase production and expand my business. Thanks to all the folks at PREP!

Kristina MadhCloudland Coffee CompanyCloudland Coffee Company

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PREP Food Safety Training

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PREP hosts Gary Black & House Ag Committee Members PREP was proud to host a pre-legislative session tour of our campus with Gary Black, Members of the Georgia House of Representatives Agriculture Committee and Georgia Grown. "The Georgia…

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