Spade shared kitchen officially launched for start-ups
Initiative "takes the stress out of the initial start-up and allows people to trial their businesses for minimal outlay," says Spade CEO Bernie Everard
25 October 2023
The first open plan shared commercial kitchen at the Spade Enterprise Centre in Dublin City Centre has been officially opened by Minister for Enterprise, Simon Coveney.
Based in North King Street in Dublin 7, the brand-new facility serves as an incubation centre for fledgling start-up food and drinks producers.
The state-of-the-art facility spans some 5,600 sq feet, including kitchen and storage facilities, providing capacity for 24 businesses.
Spade was developed with support from the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment through the Regional Enterprise Development Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland, with additional funding provided by Dublin City Council.
“The new space will accommodate up to 24 businesses and will accelerate entrepreneurial activity in the area providing space for food start-ups to collaborate and innovate with access to state-of the art facilities including an interactive teaching and demo kitchen,” said Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney.
“The opening of Spade, supported by over €2.7m in funding from my Department’s Regional Enterprise Development Fund, will provide high potential businesses with the space and practical support they need to flourish and prosper,” he added.
“Spade shared kitchen has got off to a flying start,” said Bernie Everard, CEO, Spade. “We are overwhelmed by the response from food and drink start-ups. This facility is totally unique and is transforming how newcomers produce their food and beverages. There is nowhere else like it in Dublin and it is providing an exciting cohort of entrepreneurs with a truly unrivalled base that is affordable and sustainable.”
Spade will meet with potential members; explore their business ideas and they can then join Spade for a membership fee of €50 a month and rent their space for €12 an hour with a minimum commitment of four hours.