what is the revolving test kitchen?

The Revolving Test Kitchen is an incubator and pop-up restaurant which will provide new opportunities for local food entrepreneurs in Lawrence. The venture is in collaboration with the city of Lawrence, and The Lawrence Partnership, a private/public sector collaboration working for the economic development and improvement of Lawrence, and will reside at Northern Essex Community College.

Selected restaurant startups will operate in premier, built-out space in downtown Lawrence in the heart of Northern Essex Community College’s campus for a four-month incubator period. 

During their four month tenure, businesses will be provided with use of the commercial kitchen, exterior signage, and preferred catering access for Northern Essex Community College and Lawrence Partnership functions. After the incubator period is complete, the partnership will help establish a permanent location for these startups in downtown Lawrence, providing free technical support to identify space, negotiate leases, hire staff, and build a growth plan. Additionally, RTK tenants will contribute monthly to a savings account during their tenure, 100 percent of which will be returned to them to fund their new location.