About Millstone Kitchen
The Millstone Kitchen, named to honor the history of millstone manufacturing in the Prices Fork community, is part of a three-phase development plan creating the Old School Center. The effort seeks to build a multi-function facility that includes residential apartments, a restaurant, a brewery, and the Millstone Kitchen. Local entrepreneurs, farmers, and community members have guided the project in every step of development in order to determine how best to serve the Prices Fork community, Montgomery County, and the broader New River Valley. The collaborative development process has resulted in a flexible, dynamic space filled with everything needed to launch a food business in the New River Valley.
Millstone Kitchen is a commercially-licensed kitchen space. Available for rent by the hour, food entrepreneurs can ready their product for sale or test new recipes, offering the freedom to explore new markets and customers without the risk of opening their own storefronts. The Kitchen can also serve as a commissary space for local food trucks, offering prep and storage spaces as well as disposal services.
Additionally, Millstone Kitchen offers business support services and seeks to cultivate a supportive community of new entrepreneurs based at the Kitchen. Kitchen users will have access to professionals who can assist with business plan development, marketing, food safety regulations, and sourcing ingredients.
Some of the equipment Millstone Kitchen offers includes: a walk-in cooler and freezer, ranges, convection ovens, tilting skillet, steam-jacketed kettle, dehydrator, commercial mixers, commercial food processors, and more!