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THE TEST KITCHEN

The Fishers Test Kitchen, a restaurant accelerator powered by Launch Fishers, will provide a unique food hall atmosphere inside the new Sun King Brewing facility at The Yard. Opening Fall 2019, the Test Kitchen will feature three all-new restaurant stands from chef entrepreneurs looking to launch a new concept. These restaurant start-ups will take up residency at the Test Kitchen, where chefs can showcase their food, gain business skills and build a following before going on to open their own locations. As one chef leaves, a new aspiring entrepreneur will take their place.

THE KITCHEN TABLE

On the other side of the house, we’ve created The Fishers Kitchen Table, a performance and teaching kitchen designed for dinners, tasting events and classes with top chefs, beverage specialists and creative food artisans from around the region. You’ll even be able to rent the Kitchen Table for your own event. The Kitchen Table is yet another way Fishers is striving to be the most entrepreneurial city anywhere…even in the kitchen.

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What is the Fishers Test Kitchen?

The Fishers Test Kitchen will be a restaurant accelerator that will function as a food hall within the new Sun King Brewing building at The Yard at Fishers District. There will be three food stands with completely built-out kitchens and prep space. The stands will serve Sun King customers; carry out will also be available.

How does a restaurant accelerator work?

We’re taking the business and tech accelerator model that’s been so successful at Launch Fishers and the IoT Lab and applying it to food. The Test Kitchen is looking for promising restaurant concepts and aspiring chefs with restaurant experience. Perhaps they already have a restaurant and want to test a new concept. Maybe they are sous chefs who want to run their own place. They could be food truck operators who want a brick-and-mortar location. Launch Fishers will work with these chefs to hone their concept with business coaching and mentorship. Chefs who feel like the accelerator would be a good fit for them can apply here.

How long will chefs be in the Test Kitchen accelerator?

Leases will be short term – perhaps 1 to 2 years – to allow the chefs to test their concept and build a following, with the hope that they will eventually open their own restaurant, ideally in Fishers. Rent will likely be structured as a revenue share, with chefs paying a percentage of sales to cover rent, utilities, maintenance charges, and other fees.

How will chefs be selected for the Test Kitchen?

Applications for the first group of chefs will be accepted through May at FishersTestKitchen.com. Following the selection of the first group, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. A board consisting of representatives of the City of Fishers, Launch Fishers, the Test Kitchen and Sun King Brewing will choose the chefs.

What is the Fishers Kitchen Table?

Also within the accelerator building will be the Fishers Kitchen Table. This will be a culinary performance space that will accommodate up to about 15 guests seated right in front of the chef for a variety of scheduled, ticketed culinary events: classes, demonstrations, tastings, dinners, etc. The public will even be able to book the Test Kitchen for their own private events.

When will the Fishers Test Kitchen and the Kitchen Table open?

We anticipate a Fall 2019 opening. To keep up-to-date on the latest information, sign up for the email list below.

Stay up to date and find out about grand opening activities by providing your email address below.

Are you a chef-entrepreneur looking to prove your concept? Click “for restaurant startups” below and fill out the application so we can send you information on the selection process when it’s available.

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For diners

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For Restaurant Startups

Submit Your Application to the Fishers Test Kitchen at The Yard

– a restaurant accelerator powered by Launch Fishers

While we prepare to open the Fishers Test Kitchen at The Yard, we’re looking for our first restaurant start-ups to take up residency and help us create a food revolution here in Fishers!

Opening Fall 2019, The Fishers Test Kitchen will feature three food stands within Sun King’s new brewing facility in The Yard. Aspiring chefs, restauranteurs and food biz entrepreneurs can submit an application to launch their concept in the Test Kitchen food hall. With completely built-out food stands, short-term leases and customized business coaching available, chefs can test a concept, build a following and work toward opening their own restaurant.

Please click “Apply Here” below to submit your application and let us know about your restaurant concept.

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW WHEN THE TEST KITCHEN & THE KITCHEN TABLE OPEN

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Submit Your Application to the Fishers Test Kitchen at The Yard

– a restaurant accelerator powered by Launch Fishers

While we prepare to open the Fishers Test Kitchen at The Yard, we’re looking for our first restaurant start-ups to take up residency and help us create a food revolution here in Fishers!

Opening Fall 2019, The Fishers Test Kitchen will feature three food stands within Sun King’s new brewing facility in The Yard. Aspiring chefs, restauranteurs and food biz entrepreneurs can submit an application to launch their concept in the Test Kitchen food hall. With completely built-out food stands, short-term leases and customized business coaching available, chefs can test a concept, build a following and work toward opening their own restaurant.

Please click “Apply Here” below to submit your application and let us know about your restaurant concept.