Kitchen Thyme Turns Up The Heat

Nestled among the hustle and bustle of Richmond's West Broad Street is the region's first culinary incubator, Kitchen Thyme.

Owner Melissa Krumbein found and opened the business in  February 2012 as a commercial kitchen to offer convenience and space for caterers, chefs, bakers and entrepreneurs. 

The idea for Kitchen Thyme came when Melissa needed space for decorating cakes and cooking for family holidays.   "I like to cook," she says.  "I learn more and more from my clients every day!"

You don't even need an extensive background in the food industry to use Kitchen Thyme according to Melissa.

"Kitchen Thyme is the only location in the country that will allow anyone to use the facility," she says.  "Further it allows for aspiring food entrepreneurs to have use of a full commercial kitchen without the overhead of expense of equipment and facility costs."

Clients have used Kitchen Thyme to host private events such as a cooking classes or for prepping food for your food truck. 

For more information on Kitchen Thyme, check out their website here.

Gillan Ludlow