Mess Hall is a Culinary Incubator

in Washington, D.C.

We support up-and-coming food entrepreneurs by providing commercial kitchens, combined with institutional knowledge and extraordinary opportunities. Mess Hall supports a vibrant and diverse local food community. Our members come together to collaborate, leverage shared resources, and gain access to a breadth of professionals with decades of industry experience.

Our 10,000 sq ft facility boasts 4 shared kitchens, walk-in refrigeration, collaborative offices, ample storage, and an expansive event space where food brings people together.

Recently, we hosted sold-out events including Ramen World, Sushi Belly Tower, The Warehouse Society (an invite-only supper club) and Capital Taste, along with various pop-ups, classes, fundraisers, and industry-related events.

We've been a little busy since opening in October 2014, and we'll find time to launch a new website soon. For now, please follow updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

For additional information on attending or hosting upcoming events, or for general inquiries – email us at – we're pretty responsive.

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