Anytime - Stop by our Open House Tours every Thursday at 3:30pm, so we can meet you, show you around our space, and hear about your big plans. If you would like to schedule a private tour, email us at karen@1400FoodLab.com.
Our events calendar is full of experiences that allow chefs, makers, and bakers to share their craft with people who are eager to learn a variety of culinary skills. You don’t have to be a professional to participate in these events. If a class is specifically designed for people with an advanced culinary skill set, we’ll make a note of it on our events calendar.
Plus, the price for these classes is inclusive. We’re in the business of satisfaction, so there are no extra fees for parking, tips, etc. and tax is included in the price when applicable.
For pop-up dinners and classes, most of the food purchasing and much of the prep is done days in advance and is not able to be reused. We hope you'll understand this makes it impossible to offer refunds or reschedule these meals. There are a few exceptions:
- If the class or dinner is offered more than one day or night in a row, we may be able to switch your reservation to the later date, with notice.
- For sold out events, we can sometimes find a guest that would be interested in purchasing your spot. Let us know as soon as possible so that we can start the search.
- Should Franklin County fall under a Level 2 snow emergency, we will need to cancel the event and will contact you as soon as possible with the next steps.
We want to make sure that you are satisfied and that we get to keep seeing you around our space! Send Karen an email at karen@1400FoodLab.com, if you have any questions.
Ohio ranks third in the nation for families forced to skip meals or eat less because they couldn’t afford to put food on the table, according to a 2015 U.S. Department of Agriculture report. And even when a food bank steps in to provide ingredients, these families likely don’t have pots and pans to cook them in. You can be a part of the solution by donating unwanted kitchen items to Recycle Pots and Pans, who will get them into the homes of families that need them.
1400 Food Lab is now a Recycle Pots and Pans drop-off location! Donations can be dropped off:
- Weekdays from 9am - 5pm
We chose the name 1400 Fab Lab for a few reasons. 1400 because that is our address on Dublin Rd., and Food Lab because that’s really what we focus on – food. We help food businesses get off the ground and for the community to experience and support local food makers in their professional journey towards sharing and creating food with others.
Food Lab is so much more than just a commissary. Our goal is to provide a professional facility for food entrepreneurs to start and grow a business. The integrated event spaces provide a venue for makers to interact with the community in a positive and meaningful way.
1400 Food Lab is now owned by Scott Humphrys and Brad DeHays, partners and owners of Kitchen Management Group (KMG). Scott and Brad are both Columbus residents, and have been very active in the community over the past few decades.
Scott Humphrys is an entrepreneur and seasoned leader with a diverse background of military service, business start-up, and Fortune Top 50 experience. In 2005, Scott and his partners founded Mission Essential in Columbus. He and his partners were awarded Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for emerging businesses in 2006. Scott was also recently involved in the renovation and reopening of The Grandview Café.
Brad J. DeHays is a developer and President of Connect Realty and Mid-Ohio Contracting Services, Inc. Connect Realty specializes in real estate development and portfolio management. Mid-Ohio Contracting Services, Inc. specializes in commercial renovation and the adaptive re-use of historic commercial buildings. Brad also has active investments in the hospitality industry as the owner of a few local bar/restaurants such as Grandview Cafe and Balboa.
When KMG found out that The Commissary needed some restructuring, they knew it would be the perfect opportunity to help the community and its makers, and to make an even bigger impact in the food industry.
Karen Chrestay, General Manager -- If you’ve been around The Commissary, then you know Karen. Karen has been an invaluable asset to the team over the years and through the transition. Karen is the point of contact for the makers and for many of the operational functions of 1400 Food Lab.
Jessica Dotters, Operations and Administrative Assistant – Jessica will be helping us with facility cleaning and maintenance and now will also be working in the office providing administrative assistance on a variety of projects.
Juli Carvi, Class Coordinator – Juli is helping us establish a more regular schedule of cooking classes and to grow our base of instructors, content and opportunities for clients to participate in these programs.
Meghan Copley, Private Event Coordinator -- Megan will be concentrating on expanding our reach into the corporate and residential communities and creating more opportunities for on-site private events.
Kelly Rauch, Marketing Coordinator -- Kelly is helping us revamp and relaunch all our social media outlets and marketing initiatives.
Not a whole lot. And that’s a good thing. The Makers are what makes 1400 Food Lab successful, and are the reason why we are here. With some recent renovations to the building, the makers will now have the opportunity to utilize more kitchen space, storage space, and event space.
Come eat with us! Whether you want to attend a dinner, tasting, event, or plan a corporate outing, wedding, shower, etc., we have lots of opportunities for you to see 1400 Food Lab. We also have Open House tours every Thursday at 3:30pm.