How it Works

Kitchen Rates

Members

BRONZE MEMBERSHIP (6 months)

$350 MONTHLY

Our basic package is great for people who are just starting their business and are looking to grow with us! This package includes 12 hours of kitchen time (with one work table), per month, free short-term usage of walk-in, free short-term cold storage (not to exceed 72 hours), use of kitchen smallwares (bowls, utensils, mixers, food processor, etc.), 1 boosted monthly promotion (for 6 months) on our social media platforms, 1 free basics class and advertisement in our newsletter once monthly.

SILVER MEMBERSHIP (6 months)

$600 MONTHLY

Ok, now you're getting serious. This package is great for people who are established and growing their business. This package includes everything in our basic package plus an additional 8 hours of kitchen time (for a total of 20 hours), 2 work tables during booked time, 2 monthly promotions (for 6 months on our social media platforms, a free "Salem GNU Kitchen" sponsored event held in our seminar space, access to a list of our local partners for your popups/events and free dry/cold long-term storage).

GOLD MEMBERSHIP (6 months)

$950 MONTHLY

Currently accepting for ONLY Monday-Wednesday bookings! Other days are not available. This package is our most insane, yet most excellent. This package includes everything in our lower-tier packages. However, our Gold members get exclusive, unlimited hours in kitchen for the duration of their membership, 2 work tables, preferential booking (first choice) calendar access, a partner space on our websites, free promotional exposure, and much more! Give us a call and schedule a tour for more details!

SECURITY DEPOSIT (REFUNDABLE)

$250

A small deposit to cover incidentals. This is fully refundable at the end of your membership term (or will carry over for as long as you are a member of our family).

6-MONTH MEMBERSHIP FEE

$300

Should you choose to join our family and become a member (we truly hope you do!), your membership fee covers a 6-month period from the client start date (and is non-refundable). This fee helps cover the cost of annual permit renewals, gas, water, electricity, weekly trash removal, monthly pest control, quarterly grease trap disposal, freezer/cooler use and temperature monitoring, equipment repairs, maintenance, cleaning service, cleaning chemicals and kitchen supplies.

Non-Members

HOURLY KITCHEN RENTAL

$75 HOURLY

For our non-members, our rates are $75 per hour, for a minimum of 4-hours. Any time below 4 hours is billed at $90 hourly. The $75 rate includes a 4-hour block of kitchen time, free access to our dishwashing station and prep sink, walk-in, as well as to kitchen equipment (does not include smallwares - these can be rented ahead of time on our client portal). Any storage over 18 hours is strictly reserved for members.

EXCLUSIVE KITCHEN RENTAL

Dependent on the event

Rental rate for an exclusive event is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the event. Please Contact Us to discuss your event!

ONE-TIME EVENT

$300 FEE

If you only need the kitchen for a one-time event, no problem! There is a one-time event fee of $300. If you need to use the kitchen to prep for this event, members can use the kitchen

KITCHEN FEE (BILLED PER 4HR BLOCK)

$20

This fee is billed per 4-hour block for non-members and ,helps cover the cost of annual permit renewals, gas, water, electricity, weekly trash removal, monthly pest control, quarterly grease trap disposal, freezer/cooler use and temperature monitoring, equipment repairs, maintenance, cleaning service, cleaning chemicals and kitchen supplies.

KITCHEN RENTALS - GETTING STARTED

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TOUR – Schedule a tour of our kitchen. To ensure excellence, as well as a perfect fit for your needs, we insist on first meeting all our clients in person. You can schedule a tour by contacting our team here​​ or by calling us at 978-917-7468.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU – Review and complete the Facility User Agreement And Policy Guide (obtained on your tour), discuss your needs more in depth. We don’t help small businesses succeed by not being flexible. If you need help, we’re here to help wherever we can!

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JOIN THE CLUB!!!  – We’ll send you an invitation link (for members and non-members) to our client portal, where you can create your login and upload a copy of your Registered Food Manager’s certificate & Certificate of Insurance. This is also where you will handle all your bookings and payments for your kitchen hours/membership fees. NOTE: All persons using the kitchen are required to have a Food Manager’s Certificate AND Certificate of Insurance (adding Salem GNU Kitchen as additional insured). Need help with this? We have you covered!! Visit our Resources page for more details!

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KITCHEN FEE – (Members and non-members) Via our client portal mentioned in step 3,  you can pay your appropriate kitchen fee. This fee helps cover the cost of annual health permit renewals, gas, water, electricity, tri-weekly trash removal, monthly pest control, quarterly grease trap disposal, freezer/cooler use and temperature monitoring, equipment repairs and maintenance, cleaning service, cleaning chemicals and kitchen supplies.

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SECURITY DEPOSIT – (Members Only) Pay your (fully refundable) Security Deposit of $250. Contact our team to receive support to help you complete these items. Once completed, you are a registered client! We look forward to having you as a member of our family!

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GROW AND SUCCEED! – Our team is absolutely COMMITTED to your success! We wouldn’t be us without you! Our entire reason for being here is to help small businesses like you thrive and become successful and, if you’ve read this far, you’re committed to that, too. Let’s do it together!