What is the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee?

The Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee

is honored to join this vibrant Florida community by providing a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen open to a membership base. Depending on the membership level, members may select from a range of customized hours and plans to prepare, cook and package their culinary creations for distribution.

But we go one step further! We provide the possibility of venture funds and business assistance for our members to truly see their culinary creations become a reality.

Our Facility Includes:

  • Hot Process Station
  • Dry Process (Bakery) Station
  • Cold Process Station
  • Cold Assembly Station
  • Confection Station
  • Walk-in Freezer
  • Compartment Walk-in Refrigerator
  • University of Florida Food Laboratory
  • Wash Stations
  • Lockers/ Washrooms

  • Delivery In/Out
  • Support and Funding Opportunities
  • Controlled Access Facility
  • Online Scheduling System
*All members of the Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee must meet all local, state, and federal food safety and handling requirements.

Meet Chef Christian LeSquer

World-renowned Michelin 3-star Chef Christian LeSquer has agreed to join the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee team as a program mentor, facilitator and special events ambassador. Most recently, was voted “Chef of the Year” in 2016 by LeChef Magazine. Le Squer is known for his exemplary consistency, which earned him 3 Michelin stars for 12 consecutive years. He earned his first Michelin Star at the age of 34, working as a chef at the Parisian Grand Hotel’s restaurant, Café de la Paix.

His involvement with the Culinary Accelerator is to help create and facilitate mentor opportunities, as well as special events and competitions, to grow the program and facility. 

How do I Join?

We believe nothing gets done without the right team.

Check out our partners that support the Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee.

Culinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Culinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Career SourceCulinary Acclerator Partner Logo - Florida Gulf Coast University FGCUCulinary Accelerator Partner Logo - UF IFAS Southwest Florida Research CenterCulinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Collier County Culinary Accelerator Partner Logo - SCORE Naples Culinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Southwest Florida Promise ZoneCulinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Naples AcceleratorCulinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Healthcare Network of Southwest Culinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance Culinary Accelerator Partner Logo - U.S. Economic Development Agency EDACulinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Immokalee Community Redevelopment AgencyCulinary Accelerator Partner Logo - • Florida SBDC NetworkCulinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Florida Department of Economic Opportunity DEO Culinary Accelerator Partner Logo - Opportunity Naples