Shared Kitchen of Cooperative Workers

It offers a shared kitchen with fully equipped commercial license, available for rent per hour 24 hours a day. We have taken the financial risk of opening and operating a commercial kitchen to a fixed cost on which you can base your business plans

Shared kitchen of Cooperative Workers is a 3,500 square foot commercial kitchen facility, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our space is divided into functional areas such as: catering kitchen, fresh packing room and storage.

A summary of our team is here. The only items we ask our customers to bring are small items such as utensils and scales, and disposable items (plastic wrap, aluminum foil, liners etc.). 

We can meet the needs from a baker to a team of more than 4 chefs using our kitchen at the same time. Whether your daily production runs or one-time catering events for more than 200 guests, we have the space. 

Reserving Kitchen Time

The kitchen is reserved separately. There is a common ceramic wash area in the center of the facility, with smaller sinks or prep in each kitchen.
We manage the occupation of the space accepting reservations for the current and next calendar month. Priority is given to permanent reservations, which allows our clients to establish a regular work schedule. New reservations will be handled in order of arrival. 

Cleaning supplies
Each client is responsible for cleaning the kitchen as part of the use of the kitchen, including all equipment, tables and floors. We will supply all the necessary cleaning products and will take care of the periodic deep cleanings.

Space Services


Catering Kitchen

⦿ One full size convection oven
⦿ Gas range with 10 burners w/ovens
⦿ Grill
⦿ Griddle
⦿ Stainless tables
⦿ Reach-in cooler
⦿ Prep & hand sinks
⦿ Microwave

Pastry Kitchen

⦿ Two full size convection ovens
⦿ Gas range with 4 burners w/oven
⦿ Stainless tables
⦿ Maple tables
⦿ Reach-in cooler
⦿ Prep & hand sinks
⦿ Microwave

Cool Room

⦿ Large Freezer
⦿ Stainless steel tables
⦿ Sink
⦿ Induction stoves
⦿ Microwave

Rental Rates

The shared kitchen of street vendors is available for rent on an hourly basis, and we’re committed to offering the lowest hourly rates possible. If you’re interested in reserving time in the kitchen, we can work with you to schedule time for anywhere from a one-time use the next day, to reserving regular, recurring time slots for an entire month. The kitchen is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our Supporters


The Street Vendors Association of Chicago (SVAC) opened a shared kitchen located in the North Lawndale neighborhood in 2016. After a while, the kitchen became a cooperative, called “Cocina Compartida de Trabajadores Cooperativistas”(CCTC), Here the street vendors take turns preparing food and then selling fearlessly. The city inspected and certified kitchen provides a space that all Chicago street vendors must use as established by the 2015 city ordinance that legalizes street vending.

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The first step for most prospective clients is to give us a call or send us an email in order to make an appointment to see the kitchen.