About Us

Poppin Plates Culinary Incubator provides a licensed commercial shared kitchen. A commercial kitchen is essential to establishing and growing a legal food service business. We provide all the tools needed for one that is just getting started in the business also the entrepreneur looking to scale their current business.  Our incubator is for serious entrepreneurs that are committed to taking their business to the next level. We provide Hospitality Business classes taught by Licensed Chefs, Restaurant Managers and Restaurant Owners around the Chicagoland area.  


Membership Rates

Poppin Plates offers monthly memberships rates and hourly rates to fit your growing business.  The kitchen is available 7 days a week 6am-9pm.  


Orange Membership 

 (3 Month Contract reoccurring payments) 

  $850 month 

  60 Hours of kitchen time  

   1 hour of Food and Beverage Consulting  

   50% off all classes sponsored by POP 

   Towel and Apron Service  


 Green Membership  

 (6 Month Contract reoccurring payments) 

$560 month  

35 Hours a month kitchen time  

50% off Food &Beverage Consultant Rates  

50 % off all classes sponsored by POP 

Towel and Apron Service  


Brown Membership  

 (6 Month Contract reoccurring payments) 

$340 month 

17 Hours a month kitchen time  

20% off Food & Beverage Consultant Rates 

20% off all classes sponsored by POP 

Towel and Apron Service


A' la carte  Membership

Catering Kitchen Rental $25Hr
Prep Table  Space  $15Hr
Cooler / Freezer / Dry Storage $10 weekly
3 Hour Minimum A'la carte Rental
* A 'la carte Membership requires a $350 deposit
alone with 6 hrs of monthly kitchen usage. 
*All rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Documents needed to get started

1. State of Illinois Business License.
2. A valid Sanitation Manager Certificate.

3. Retail Sales  Tax ID Number
4. Proof of Liability insurance ($1Million-dollar policy) with Poppin Plates listed as a additional insured alone with the Village of Park Forest.
5. A signed shared kitchen user agreement with Poppin Plates.

6. Village of Park Forest Business license.

(Business License is obtained after signing kitchen agreement)


Food Manufacturing Kitchen

Coming Soon 



Classes are forming

Poppin Plates

Serv Safe Manger 

8hr Food Safety Certification

Bimonthly Classes Starting Soon

February 2021

$200 per person 

Call to Register

Fish Appetizer
Cooking Class


Are available upon request 

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Committed to Education

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and learn something new? Welcome to Poppin Plates LLC, one of the leading culinary Incubators of its kind. Our goal is to give our entrepreneurs / students the skills, experience and confidence they need in order to become successful professionals. Our program is flexible and our teachers are the best in their field. Contact us to learn more!


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64 Lester Road
Park Forest, IL 60466

Kitchen entry is through the double green doors