Salem Gnu Kitchen

Shared Culinary Workspace and Incubator


Our Mission

Educating and empowering individuals, individual businesses, caterers and entrepreneurs with passion and the interest to capitalize on the fast-growing food industry in and around Salem, Massachusetts and the North Shore.

Who are we, exactly?

A little about who we are

Commercial Kitchen

Salem Gnu Kitchen is a commercial kitchen. We rent kitchen space on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis to businesses, caterers and entrepreneurs. Whether a business needs an extra kitchen to meet consumer demands, a caterer needs a home base, or an entrepreneur is looking to build their business, we provide a diverse, safe, sanitary and reliable kitchen workspace. We also offer cooking classes and other culinary events. Salem Gnu Kitchen is available for rental 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day. See our Abou​t Us page to learn more!

So...why the funny name? 

In 1983, Richard Stallman began the 'Free Software Movement' with the invention and release of the GNU operating system (whose logo you see to your right). Free Software means just what it sounds like; it gives the freedom to the 'users' to run, copy, distribute, study, change, develop and improve the platform. In other words, it belongs to the software 'community'. GNU is also another word for Wildebeest - a type of African antelope whose identity many people have a hard time discerning due to the fact that it has the horns of a water buffalo, the body of an antelope, the tail of an ox and a face that only a mother could love. To sum up the idea of our business; a business that is not only a mix of everything, but also belongs to the 'community'...well, the name was just too good to pass up. 

Sign up now for Mediterranean Salads with special guest Chef Misha! 

When: February Sunday, February 23rd from 1pm - 4pm

Great cooking is about more than just recipes - it's about technique. In this 3-hour class you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by Chef Misha.

Salad Menu:

-Kiwi, avocado, and cherry tomato

-Asparagus with Mediterranean salsa

-Cucumber salad

-Chickpea Salad

See our GNU Classes section for more upcoming classes!!

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