How do I join the Culinary Accelerator?

The Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee is a joint-effort between several government-regulated agencies. Basically, we took care of most of the expensive and timely permits and regulations to run the facility so you can focus on building your food-based business.

That being said, there are a few permits and regulations we are required to gather from our members in order to remain compliant.  Please see below for the list of allowed culinary products you can produce at the Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee and required documents we must have prior to completing your membership.  If you have questions about a specific product not listed below, please contact us.

Potential Product List:

  • Breads,Cakes & Bakery Items
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Fruit Pies
  • Dried Fruits
  • Herbs & Seasonings
  • Pastas
  • Trail Mixes & Granolas
  • Coated & Uncoated Nuts
  • Vinegars
  • Popcorn Products
  • Sauces & Salsas
  • Dips & Spreads
  • Juices*
  • Snacks & Snack Foods

  • Non Meat Salads (Wet and Dry)
  • Cereals
  • Prepared Foods ( low meat %)
  • Fish & Seafood Products
  • Processed Vegetables
  • Pet Food (Human grade)
  • And Much more!

*Special regulations apply to some products.  Please contact us for details regarding these products.

Joining is as easy as 1, 2, 3!


Online Now

Fill out your official Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee application! Please click below to begin the application. Contact us with questions.  The Management Team is ready to help participants start cooking……

Each participant application will go through a review committee before approval.


Permits & Documents

The Managers at the Culinary Accelerator will assist with these requirements


Product Details

Not all items are required

  • Product Concept Outline
  • Food Safety Considerations
  • Formulations
  • Recipes
  • Market Labeling
  • Packaging

Membership Levels & Pricing

Immokalee Resident Promise Zone:

Immokalee Residents are permitted to use the facility for 5 hours per month for $75 per month.  This is part of our initiative to encourage new and aspiring food-based businesses in the Immokalee area to grow and thrive at our Culinary Accelerator.

Affiliate Level:

Do you like the idea of the Culinary Accelerator and want to support the cause? Are you starting your own business, but you aren’t ready to commit to a full membership? Become an affiliate for $25 per month.  This will allow you to attend networking events, rent storage space and work towards becoming a full level member at your own pace.

Michelin Level:

Do you need more than 60 hours each month to grow your culinary empire? Our Michelin level is for you.  With 80+ hours per month, your business will blossom! 

Ready to join?

Immokalee Resident Speical:

We believe nothing gets done without the right team.

Check out our partners that support the Florida 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