The Fishers Test Kitchen, a restaurant accelerator developed by the City of Fishers and Launch Fishers, is seeking applicants interested in developing a new restaurant concept for the food hall serving the Sun King Innovation Brewery at The Yard at Fishers District.
Aspiring chefs, restaurateurs, food truck operators, farmers’ market vendors, and other culinary experts can apply to try out a new food concept and build a following with the goal of eventually opening their own restaurant.
The Fishers Test Kitchen launched in February 2020 as a restaurant accelerator that combines access to a full-service state-of-the-art kitchen and storefront with business coaching and mentorship from Launch Fishers’ CEO John Wechsler along with several restaurant and hospitality industry veterans. As part of the program, the Fishers Test Kitchen signs restaurant entrepreneurs to short-term contracts that allow for a changing line-up of chefs to cycle in and out of the Fishers Test Kitchen as they test new food concepts. The Fishers Test Kitchen is co-located within the Fishers Sun King Brewery and Tap Room and serves customers within the 350-seat family-friendly dining area.
“The goal of The Fishers Test Kitchen is to improve the culinary ecosystem in Fishers by giving chefs and restaurateurs world-class spaces, coaching, and support to prepare them to launch original food concepts in Fishers,” says Scott Fadness, Mayor of Fishers. “We are here to serve every Fishers resident, but we also recognize our role in supporting our growing innovation economy by giving startup and tech companies the local dining options they demand.”
The Fishers Test Kitchen is now accepting applications for the next restaurant concept to join Korave Korean BBQ, Lil Dumplings Global Street Food, and The Signature Table where chefs can upload a menu, resume, and a video explaining their restaurant concept