CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen

Our Goals

~Creating an attractive and authentic multimodal corridor.

~Attracting and retaining diverse and innovative businesses, employees, makers, and investors.

~Designing a street that is safe, vibrant, healthy, and welcoming to all.

~Communicating the importance of the area to Columbia.
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CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen

The CoMo Cooks Shared Kitchen is now open in our permanent location on The Loop.

CoMo Cooks gives all cooks a chance to turn their recipes into a business reality, regardless of background, income, or status. Our mission is to provide accessible, inclusive, and affordable kitchen space for local food-based businesses and small-batch producers.

The CoMo Cooks project benefits the community by:

  • Encouraging the growth of local food entrepreneurs by reducing barriers and creating opportunities for those without easy access to a commercial kitchen, including those who have been impacted by racial, social, and economic inequality.
  • Supporting local and regional farmers by providing cost-effective space to produce value-added products.
  • Increasing the economic vitality of the Business Loop by developing a catalytic project that can spur new food-based businesses along the corridor.
  • Creating quality jobs that support upward economic mobility for the residents of Columbia and Boone County.
  • Providing a space that can be used in the future for business incubation, workforce development, food safety classes, and other training opportunities.

Recognizing that the local community of makers, artisans, crafters, and cooks has a significant impact on our economy, The Loop CID received one of six national grants from the EDA and Smart Growth America to help us identify and support local, small-scale manufacturing along the Business Loop Corridor. This shared kitchen was a direct recommendation of that public visioning process and is even more critical today given the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy. A second national grant named The Loop one of eleven Etsy Maker Cities and helped us create a shared brand, an online Maker Directory, and host regular Maker Markets.


14 Business Loop 70 East


14 Business Loop 70 East
Columbia, MO 65203
573- 443-5667 (LOOP)
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