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Members Make the Most of the Holidays

When business booms over the holidays, being able to fill orders quickly is key. And our flexible commercial kitchen on-demand model allows you to scale up without committing to a lease or high monthly fees. If your busy times are winter and summer, you can book a kitchen every day in December to fill holiday orders. Then, take a break and come back when markets and festivals start up again. We’re here for you all year, 24/7. Here’s how two of our members make the most of the winter months at Garden State Kitchen:

Photo courtesy of Edible Estates, member of Garden State Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen in northern NJ.

Meet Molli Dowd, architect of Edible Estates, a luxury craft gingerbread house company. Molli bakes her special cookie kits in our shared rental kitchen and prepares the icing and decorations. While she designs gingerbread houses for any occasion – including sweet renditions of her customers’ summer homes – winter is go time. Now, she’s busy scaling her business in our professional baking kitchen – and celebrating a recent feature in New Jersey Monthly! Congrats Molli!

Cake Jars also books extra hours at Garden State Kitchen during the colder months. This purpose-driven business spends a few days a week crafting their desserts in our professional baking kitchen. This winter, they’re at the Union Square Holiday Market with some sweet new offerings. Owner Dawn Estrada donates part of proceeds to two non-profit children’s health organzations. She’s also showcasing her new 100% vegan menu, a bonus her customers appreciate. If you want to see what it’s like to vend at a big festive market, stop by the Cake Jars booth. While you’re there, pick up a jar and treat yourself!

Photo courtesy of Cake Jars, a member of Garden State Kitchen, a shared commercial kitchen in northern NJ.

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