The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air is a licensed commissary kitchen within the Southern Food & Beverage Museum. The Center serves as a demonstration kitchen, laboratory, studio, meeting space, and venue. The 1300 square foot kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art Jenn-Air appliances and a wide selection of culinary equipment. The kitchen can be accessed through the museum or through its own door at 1830 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The Culinary Innovation Center is available to rent for private events, commercial kitchen use, meeting space, and more. For private event rentals, please see our Event Rentals at SoFAB page.

If you are a culinary entrepreneur interested in renting the kitchen as a commissary as part of SoFAB's Mentorship and Culinary Entrepreneurship Program, please contact Jyl Benson ( for more information. We're proud to be the home base for several local companies!


The John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library, situated in a separate facility at 1609 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., is another resource that facilitates the professional development of current and future culinary artists.

Many thanks to the sponsors of Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air. To see a full list of the National Food & Beverage Foundation sponsors, please see our Sponsor Page here.

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