Chicago's Premier Shared Commercial Kitchen

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What We're About

Pilotworks operates high fidelity culinary incubators across the United States. We provide specialized products and services to entrepreneurs in the food community to help them bring new companies and ideas to market.

Through our holistic approach, selected companies benefit from our flexible and affordable infrastructure, outsourced services, personalized mentorship, educational events and workshops as well as our vibrant community of culinary professionals looking to innovate the industry.

Pilotworks is empowering the next generation of food entrepreneurs.

We're Here For You

Linen, Garbage & Receiving Services

Don’t worry about the nitty gritty cleanup. We take care of that for you!

Coworking Space

Our co-working space gives you a home base to build your business and handle administrative work with ease while creating delicious products.

Your Questions, Answered.

We'll help you think through co-packing, distribution, permitting, and anything else you need.

Find a Mentor

Our network of over 50 mentors are experts in the food industry, and are excited to help you work through any questions you have.

We've got your back

Our support team is an email or phone call away, whenever you need us.

What our Members Have to Say

One of the most amazing thing Pilotworks offers is mentorship. I've had some really informal meetings with experts on everything from how to grow my social media following to how to find a copacker to increase distribution.

Pooja Bavishi

Malai Ice Cream

Pilotworks has helped us turn our home kitchen experiments with coffee soda into a small working company with a big future! They've not only enabled us to produce, they've expanded our vision of what's possible for Keepers.

Brent Lagerman and Thi Lam

Keepers Coffee Soda

With all the basic necessities accounted for, I can say that the warm, caring and wonderful staff are everything a small food entrepreneur needs. Their expertise and willingness to help and share have been invaluable to my business.

Auria Abraham

Auria's Malaysian Kitchen

Pilotworks gives me and my business the flexibility to work when and how I need to. The state of the art equipment, mentors, and supportive staff are invaluable!

Matt Swanston


Want to Become a Member?

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Pilotworks Chicago is located at 820 N Orleans St in Chicago, IL.