Cast Iron Group


PARTNERS: Nick and Rochelle Johnson


The Cookery features a state of the art commercial food production facility and incubation program, in addition to a beautiful event space called the Front Room.

Through our commercial kitchen, we aim to provide the tools, both intellectual and practical, entrepreneurs need to launch a lasting and successful culinary venture. Whether you aim to cater events or create a line of wholesale products, as a Cookery member, you can rent the production facility to launch your business!

Starting a food business can be daunting. We are here to foster creative culinary minds as they set out to become the next big thing on the local food scene. Using the tools a Cookery membership offers, you have everything you need to make your culinary business a success.

In addition to offering services to local food entrepreneurs, we host a variety of events, for both public and private purposes. The Cookery was founded on the belief that local producers can not only feed their community, but are the driving force behind culinary ingenuity and new food movements. Our community, the Triangle, is fortunately chock-full of innovative thinkers and food-focused entrepreneurs.  The Front Room prompts Triangle residents to participate in The Cookery’s celebration of culinary talent in a community events space connected to our kitchen facility. This unique event space is available to rent for private dinners, wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, daytime meetings, and more. The Front Room is also a revolving pop-up restaurant venue, allowing adventurous diners to indulge on unique dishes influenced by a restaurant concept that will exist only for a few days!