DER KitchenThe DER Kitchen incubator, located in the 2500 block of Main Street, provides bakers, food truck operators and caterers a pay-by-the-hour base of operations without the need to build and equip a commercial kitchen.
In South Carolina, all food cart, food truck operators and caterers are required by the Department of Health and Environmental Control to have a commercial kitchen for a basis of operations.
If you are just starting your business, please go to the Sign Up link. There you will find a Business Start primer with links to sources of information required to get started in South Carolina and in Columbia. After that, you will need to complete the application and send that with the proper fee to DER. Then start gathering the documents lists. Good luck!
David Roberts, private consultant and local taco cart owner, is accepting applications for renting the kitchen or part of the kitchen by the hour. Please contact him at (803) 779-3003 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.