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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Please read carefully.

1. SCHEDULE A TOUR BELOW.

Tours of the facility are conducted each non-holiday Wednesday at 11 am. 

2. SCHEDULE AN MEMBERSHIP MEETING

  • After your tour, if you wish to be considered for membership at the Short Street Facility, schedule a followup meeting with Telissa Ward (telissa@projectshortstreet.comto discuss your business operations and needs.

  • Based on this meeting, an initial evaluation will determine if your operations is a good fit at the Short Street Kitchen.

  • We will cover our rate structure and you will be provided with a link to our online membership agreement and application form.

  • Rates are based on availability and are specific to your intended operations. 

3. REVIEW AND COMPLETE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

  • Please review the Membership Agreement carefully, initial and sign where indicated. 

  • Applications must be filled out entirely to be considered for membership. 

  • Pay your $150 non-refundable application fee.

  • This fee must be paid prior to review of your application by Short Street Management.

  • Completion of the application does not guarantee membership approval. 

4. APPROVAL PROCESS

  • All applications will be reviewed by Short Street Management.

  • The review and approval process takes 1-2 weeks. 

  • Short Street Kitchen reserves the right to select members who align with our vision and values.

  • Upon approval, Short Street Management will contact you to complete the onboarding process.

5. CLEANING AND SECURITY DEPOSITS

Upon notification of approval for membership, you will need to pay a cleaning deposit and a security deposit:

  • You do not need to pay your deposits until you have been notified that your application has been approved. 

  • Deposits must be paid prior to submitting an application to any regulatory agency or scheduleing orientation.

  • The Security and Cleaning Deposits cover any excess cleaning or damages to equipment, the facility, or campus grounds. 

  • These deposits are fully refundable within 60 days upon voluntary termination of membership in good standing and without incident.  Please see note below.

6. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

Upon payment of deposits, you will need to submit the following required documentation within 10 days:

  • Business Registration. Each Member must provide a copy of their NC SOS business registration and EIN number to show your business is established as a legal business entity.

  • Certificate of Insurance. Each member must provide the facility with a Certificate of Insurance, listing your business as the policy holder, and The Co-Laboratory Project, LLC and Project Short Street, LLC as an additional insured on your general liability policy. 

  • ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification. Mandatory certification of each Member as food safety manager through an accredited certification program such as the ServSafe Food Safety Manager is required to operate in a shared use kitchen.

7. PERMITTING BY REGULATORY AGENCIES

If you sell food or food products to the public, you must be permitted by one of four agencies that regulate food safety: Forsyth County Health Department, NC Dept of Ag, FDA, or USDA.

  • Short Street Management can assist with the completion of your application and will provide all pertinent information regarding the facility necessary to submit your application. 

  • For specialty food producers and/or bakers, please provide us an electronic copy of your North Carolina Department of Agriculture Inspection Report.

  • If you do not have the required NC Dept of Ag documentation, we will assist you in securing the proper documentation to begin the process.

8. MEMBER ORIENTATION

All members and their staff are required to attend an initial orientation prior to access to the facility. 

  • Once membership is approved, each Member and their staff must schedule to attend and complete a 2 hour orientation prior to their first reservation. Please plan accordingly.

  • Orientation consists of reviewing important Membership Guidelines and Rules for operating in a shared use kitchen and a kitchen and facility safety walk-through.  

  • Members will be provided pertinent materials and information regarding our wrap-around services.

  • A calendar appointment will be sent to you as a reminder of your orientation. 

  • Please note: no member staff may work in the facility until they have completed orientation. 

9. ACCESS & SCHEDULING

  • Once you have completed orientation, you will be issued a key card for access to the facility and sent a link to install the scheduling app on your mobile device.

  • This card is to be used by the Member it is assigned to and cannot be used by anyone else.

  • The scheduling app also sets up your monthly membership billing. 

  • Once you have set-up your account, your first month fees will be prorated. Membership, storage, and service fees are auto-drafted from the card on file on the last day of each month for the month ahead. Please make sure funds are available. 

  • Each prep space and equipment can be booked individually; however, every reservation must include PREP SPACE. 

  • Equipment CANNOT be booked without prep space. 

  • EACH PREP SPACE and EQUIPMENT counts towards facility hours individually.
     

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If at any point after completing orientation, and prior to regular monthly membership billing, should you choose to cancel your membership onboarding, a $150 fee will be deducted from your security deposit.

  • The remaining security deposit will be refunded to the original payment method used within 60 days. 

  • NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Step 1: Register for a Tour

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