Welcome to the kitchen project


The Kitchen Project helps emerging food entrepreneurs to grow their business in Auckland.

Inspired by La Cocina in San Francisco - one of the most successful kitchen incubators in the
United States, our vision is to enhance Auckland's foodscape by supporting the development of food and beverage with a focus on culture, healthy food and sustainable business practices.

Based in Henderson. The Kitchen Project seeks to support food entrepreneurs in west Auckland. Our aim is to celebrate the diversity of Henderson and the surrounding west Auckland community, which is a vibrant place with people from different cultures, races and countries of origin. In keeping with this, we are committed to reflecting the vibrancy of our community as we choose our applicants.

Find out how the programme works, meet our entrepreneurs and discover more about our mentors. If you're interested in supporting The Kitchen Project, head to our sponsors page.



The Kitchen Project is intended to be a public-private partnership set up by the city's redevelopment agency, Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) with support from Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura and Healthy Families Waitakere.