Sunshine Kitchen

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Student culinary challenge winners
Tuna on stick
Student cooking at stove
tiny cheesecakes
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Knife cutting veggies

Due to COVID-19, the TCERDA Board of Directors meeting on April 9 has been postponed. As of Friday, March 20, the Sunshine Kitchen will close to the public until further notice 

Things are heating up inside the Treasure Coast Research Park with the opening of the Sunshine Kitchen. Located off Kings Highway in Fort Pierce, the Sunshine Kitchen is a state-of-the-art food incubator where chefs, caters, food truck operators and more can hone their culinary skills.

This 10,000-square-foot facility provides year-round, 24-hour-a-day access for people to produce, package, and market food business items. For example, say you’ve got an amazing home-made mango salsa and you want to develop that into a marketable commodity. Instead of navigating the red tape of health and safety regulations and developing a sales strategy – the Sunshine Kitchen can be your one stop site to help you focus on creating, packaging, and marketing your product.

The facility provides all the resources you need to build and operate the business of your dreams, including the professionally-equipped, commercially-licensed, multi-station kitchen facilities for professional cooking and baking, and the flexibility to support a variety of needs, including private events, classes and bottling and packaging activities. The Sunshine Kitchen is partnering with staff members from the Indian River State College, as well as St. Lucie County Extension / University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) agents to provide training and classes.  

For Marketing/Promotional Events: Jim Freitas at 772-801-3944 /


Click here to see Who's Cooking at the Sunshine Kitchen. 

For more information. contact TCERDA Coordinator Regina McCants at 772-467-3107 or

Sunshine Kitchen Food Business Incubator is located at 7550 Pruitt Research Center Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945


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