This post is written by Nick Dekker, blogger at Breakfast with Nick and author of a book all about breakfast in Columbus. You can follow him on Twitter @BreakfastwNick.

Columbus food-makers are on the move. They’re developing businesses, expanding menus, experimenting with flavors. And they need a place to accomplish that. Enter The Commissary.

The Commissary is a food-maker space. It’s a place where food-makers both professional and amateur can experiment, learn, and play. The building itself includes a fully-licensed commercial kitchen, private kitchens, food storage, food truck home bases, classroom and meeting space, and coming soon: a coffee roastery and brewing lab.

Spaces at The Commissary are open to the public during events, and are rentable for private projects. At The Commissary you can: • Attend cooking classes for adults and kids, in everything from croissants to salads to eggs to Chilean cuisine • Join a book club • Take classes in starting your food business  • Feast at a pop-up dinner • Rent the space for your own meetings and experiments!

Keep an eye on the event calendar to see what’s going on.

The best part about The Commissary is how different food-makers interact while they work side-by-side. Currently the space plays host to businesses like: • Retro Dinner Diva • Lokal Cold Brew • Cravings Cafe • Hopped Corn • New American Deli • 1803 Bacon • Route 23 Simple Syrups • Two Daughters Foods • And many, many more

If you’re starting a food business, you should peruse The Commissary’s menu of services.

Want to check out The Commissary? Visit it at 1400 Dublin Rd. in the Grandview/Marble Cliff area. And be sure to check out their website for a full list of events and classes.