7801 W. Broad St Suite 25, Richmond, VA 23294 | 804-396-COOK (2665)

Our Story

Melissa Krumbein

Our owner, Melissa Krumbein, took a cake decorating class in the fall of 2010. In December 2010, Melissa needed space to cook and decorate birthday cakes for the family, so she set out looking for space to cook. In the process of discovering that there was no place that would rent space to a consumer, she also discovered a need for a shared kitchen. She was not the only person who needed the space. An idea was born.

In the spring of 2011, Melissa started researching the needs of other people and looking for space. She found that there was a need from the home-based cake decorating industry to the bakers at the farmer’s markets, and even larger units—the food trucks needed a place to cook.

In the summer of 2011, she found space and started the business.  She renovated the space at 7801-25 West Broad St, Richmond, in Henrico’s west end. The location was perfect because she was able to be within a 10-mile radius of Wyndham, Mechanicsville, Downtown Richmond, Ashland, Chester, and Bon Aire.

If you are out of space and need to cook, come see us. Get out of your kitchen and into ours.

Cook more. Waste less.

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