Interested in working with us?

Throughout our years of working with new and growing food businesses in New Jersey and beyond, our goal has always been to help you create the best possible plan of action for your business’ growth and success. With the production capabilities of our building, we are continually striving to develop flexible pricing structures and arrangements to accommodate the widest range of entrepreneurs possible, while allowing us to support our Center. We fully realize that the Food Innovation Center may not be the solution for everyone. As we have done in the past, we will continue to try and match each food entrepreneur with the best possible processing facility for their individualized needs – even if that may not be the Rutgers Food Innovation Center.

If you are a food entrepreneur interested in starting a food business, we strongly encourage you to attend our next quarterly Food Business Basics Seminar.

If you are an existing food business that has outgrown it's facility and is interested in scaling product for production and seeking business and technical mentoring, then please click here: FICapplication2019.docx to fill out our application.

This will enable our team to develop the best plan of action to meet your business needs.

Please email the completed application to We strive to respond to all completed submissions within 5 business days; however, holidays and volume of inquires may occasionally require extra time.

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