Always innovating to help you

Focused on food and entrepreneurship.

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Alan – owner of Cookies of Course

Commissary Connect is radically changing the way food companies go to market.

Technology

The heart of Commissary Connect.

Our patent pending shared-use technology supports all kitchen operations. This means:

  • Pay per use appliances to reduce your monthly fixed costs
  • Online scheduling and booking to maximize your efficiency in the kitchen
  • Real-time understanding of your usage to track trends and monitor employee start times
  • Itemized monthly invoices to support your bookkeeping needs
  • Easy to change door locks and entry logs for enhanced security
  • Distribution and Supply Chain streamlining and support
  • Traceability and temperature monitoring

Our tech team continues to innovate to make our facilities more efficient and easier to use every day. These efficiencies are often the newest in the market and are designed keeps costs as low as possible for our members.

Commissary Connect’s proprietary technology creates a platform for all facilities to network throughout BC. Grow your food processing business by utilizing the equipment and facilities throughout the province – controlling it from one place.  The data collected enhances understanding of your business.

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Distribution

Need help getting on the shelf?

All of our members have two things in common: the desire to succeed and the need to get their products into customer’s hands. For this reason, we have forged relationships with farmer’s and other markets, on-line retailers, independent shops, local chains and national food sellers for our members to take advantage of.  Some highlights:

  • CEOs, senior buyers, and other retailer representatives meet with us and tour our facility – we take that opportunity to lobby for small producers and make introductions to our members
  • Our food-safe and health approved kitchens ensure you can confidently promote your business to any seller
  • Founding member of the Street Food Association
  • Our members meet with retailers within our kitchen as they are confident in food safe environment.
  • A pop-up space, food truck, and Commissary Connect sponsored events
  • Scholarships to entrepreneur development opportunities

Our collaborative environment often features members coaching each other, offering stories of successes or “Watch out!”  and sharing contacts.

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Supply Chain

Need help getting your supplies?

With a large group of entrepreneurs working together, collating supply chains, enhancing logistics and building relationships with suppliers creates new opportunities for lower prices and increased variety.  We continue to boost our offerings and here are some highlights to date:

  • Signed agreement with large grocery supplier to continue process of easy on-line ordering tied to one monthly invoice
  • Increased access to the best local and national suppliers
  • Collaborative environment supports sharing of the best suppliers
  • Extensive experience in supply chain and operations within the Commissary Connect management team
  • Recommendations about the best place to buy common needs

As more Commissary Connect facilities and members join our ever increasing network, purchasing power and opportunities will continue to grow!

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Food Truck

Take to the Streets.

Commissary Connect is the only shared kitchen space with the ability to gain street-side exposure for your products on a daily basis basis. The Commissary Connect Food Cart is an innovative way to sell your products at several locations in downtown Vancouver.  Avoid the high cost and commitment of having a insured food cart and a license. Our innovative model works with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Coastal Health to fast track your local products to quick city-wide exposure

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Pop Ups

Try something new.

One of the newest benefits to Commissary Connect members is the ability to rent the our pop-up space. Nestled in a foodie hot spot on Industrial Avenue, the pop-location allows our members to open a short-term retail front, host a pop-up dinner, teach classes or create an indoor marketplace.  Commissary Connect is proud to introduce this innovation to Vancouver just minutes from the downtown core and a 5-minute walk from the Main St Science World SkyTrain station.

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