The Athens Food Ventures Center houses the Central Kitchen, Dry Packaging Room, Thermal Processing Room, and Warehouse. The facility, utilized by approximately 65 food entrepreneurs annually, was among the first of its kind in the United States. Access to a shared-use, licensed, commercial kitchen reduces barriers for start-ups allowing entrepreneurs to developed products and businesses without high overhead cost of purchasing facilities, equipment, and necessary licensing. The Food Ventures Center is monitored by a recently updated surveillance system to ensure the security of the facilities, and of our clients’ equipment and products.

Location: 94 Columbus Road, Athens, Ohio, 45701

 

Licenses Held by Food Ventures Center

  • Food Service Operation License for catering businesses, food trucks, etc.
  • Cold Storage Warehouse License
  • Frozen Food Establishment License

In compliance with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the following licenses need to be obtained directly by the client:

  • Certificate of Bakery Registration
  • Commercial Cannery License

Note: ACEnet can assist in these licensing processes.

 

Central Kitchen Equipment

  • 5 Stainless Steel Prep Tables
  • 3 Wooden Pastry Tables
  • 1 Poly-top Prep Table
  • Commercial Charbroil Grill
  • 7 Gas Convection Ovens
  • 3 Electric Convection Ovens
  • 2 Electric Combi-Ovens
  • Roll-In Blast Chiller
  • Dedicated Cooling/Fermentation Room
  • Dedicated Drying Room
  • 2 Dough Proofers
  • Dough Sheeter
  • 80 Qt Hobart M 802 Mixer
  • 60 Qt Univex Mixer
  • 10 Qt Hobart D300 Mixer
  • 10 Qt Hobart A-200f7 Mixer
  • Hobart Deli Slicer
  • Hobart Bowl Chopper
  • Excalibur One Zone 12 Tray Dehydrator
  • 2 30# Scales
  • 20+ Rolling Sheet Pan Racks
  • 50+ Full Size Cooling Racks
  • 100+ Full Size Baking Sheet Pans
  • Manual Can Opener
  • 2 Sanitizing Stations with 3-Bay Sinks & Drying Racks

Dry Packaging Room Equipment

  • 2 Bread Slicers
  • Counter-Top Chamber Vacuum Sealer
  • Pedal Operated Heat Sealer
  • 100# Scale
  • 4 Stainless Steel Prep Tables

Thermal Processing Room Equipment

  • 2 45-Gallon Steam Kettles with Swivel Mixing Arm
  • 1 95-Gallon Steam Kettle with Swivel Mixing Arm & Ad-Mix
  • 1 145-Gallon Steam Kettle with Integrated Mixing Arm
  • Fully Integrated Pump System including Transfer & CIP
  • Bottling Line with Twin Head Simplex Volumetric Piston Filler
  • Capping Machine
  • 40 Qt Vertical Chopper Mixer
  • Electric Tilt Skillet (TS-106)
  • Automatic Can Opener (Edlund 610)
  • Automated 20 PS Boiler & Condensate Return System
  • 3-Bay Dishwashing Sink with Drying Rack

Warehouse Equipment

ACEnet has warehouses in Athens & Nelsonville.

  • Walk-In Coolers
  • Walk-In Freezers
  • Warehouse Storage & Storage Cages
  • Distribution Space
  • Pallet Jacks
  • 3 Drive-up Loading Docks
  • Batch Coding & Labeling Equipment