About Kitchen 66
Kitchen 66 (K66) is Tulsa's kickstart kitchen, and Tulsa's first food incubator. We support Tulsa food entrepreneurs by providing key resources needed to succeed: affordable commercial kitchen space, business development programs, and sales support. Kitchen 66 is a nonprofit program of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation.
Key Metrics from 2018:
Number of rented kitchen hours: 3.584
Gross Sales Revenue from Kitchen 66 Takeover Cafe at Mother Road Market, Kitchen 66 General Store at Mother Road Market, and the Kitchen 66 Mobile Stand: $163,676
Number of companies participating in K66 programs: 67
Since 2016, Kitchen 66 has served over 100 food entrepreneurs from diverse business categories and backgrounds:
47% of Kitchen 66 members are people of color.
Over 50% of Kitchen 66 members are women-owned businesses.
Kitchen 66 has immigrants from over 10 different countries.
16% of Kitchen 66 members are at or below the poverty line.
43% of Kitchen 66 members are self-employed; 33% are employed for wages.
The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation founded the program in 2015 in effort to grow Tulsa's local food community, promote entrepreneurial thinking, and spur economic development. In July 2017, the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation announced the development of Tulsa's first food hall, Mother Road Market. Mother Road Market opened in November 2018, and features a curated collective of over 20 food and retail businesses, a bar, children's play areas, outdoor seating and more - all under one roof. Kitchen 66’s commercial kitchen and sales platforms (Kitchen 66 General Store and Kitchen 66 Takeover Cafe) are also housed in Mother Road Market. For more information on LTFF and its programs and developments, visit www.lobecktaylor.com.