PREP Kitchen Sets the Stage for Culinary Innovation in South Atlanta

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PREP Kitchen Sets the Stage for Culinary Innovation in South Atlanta

ATLANTA – February 22, 2024 – PREP, an Atlanta-based, national leader in building and operating commercial kitchen campuses for culinary entrepreneurs, proudly announces the grand opening of PREP ATL South.  Located at 1990 Perkerson Road SW, Atlanta, Georgia,  PREP is unveiling a innovative commercial kitchen hub on 6.91 acres by adapting and re-using a 32,000 sf (circa 1960) shopping center in the Sylvan Hills neighborhood.  


Over the past 9 months, PREP has transformed 1990 Perkerson Road into a state-of-the-art, permit-ready, culinary hub for Atlanta’s culinary small business community.  This project will feature 72 private kitchen spaces, cold and dry storage, controlled access, customized parking areas, dock high and ground level delivery, community co-working / programming areas and green space for its Member-producers.  PREP ATL South will be home to 60 mobile food operators, making it the largest food truck commissary in the Southeastern US.  Additionally, PREP ATL South will be home to a mix of local and regional catering operations, movie-set caterers, prepared meal producers, restaurant operators, test kitchens and specialty food producers.  

In a gesture that underscores PREP Kitchen’s commitment to the local community, this expansion brings forth over 250 job opportunities across various positions, contributing to the economic growth and vitality of the region.  Doug Marranci, the passionate co-founder of PREP Kitchen, expresses his excitement about the expansion, stating, “We are thrilled to bring PREP to South Atlanta and provide a home for food production and community collaboration. Our goal is to empower local businesses with top-notch, permit-ready kitchen facilities and related services.”

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The impact is being felt industry-wide.  “The Prep Atlanta team is an essential partner of the Food Truck Association of Georgia (FTAG). Simply put, the investments made by Prep Atlanta over the last several years, has allowed for significant growth in the Georgia Food Truck industry. Without Prep…the food truck scene would look a lot different today”  said Tony Harrison, President of FTAG.

Mitch Jaffe, co-founder of PREP, underlines the pivotal role the South Atlanta location plays in supporting local entrepreneurs, stating, “Our South Atlanta location is not just a kitchen space; it’s a launchpad for culinary dreams. We are committed to providing a low-risk alternative that propels the success of food businesses and fosters a sense of community among our members.”

Julia Sheppard, who heads up PREP’s sales team in Atlanta stated: “PREP South is going to be a game changer for dozens of small business owners, who until now haven’t been able to find affordable operating space that meets health department requirements. I speak with dozens of people a week who are struggling to navigate the waters of food safety licensing and the myriad of other laws and requirements for launching a food business, in addition to the typically high entry costs of this industry– I’m beyond excited that we get to level the playing field for these people.

The grand opening event promises to be a feast for the senses, showcasing the facility’s amenities and offering a firsthand experience of the benefits of PREP Kitchen’s dedicated kitchen spaces.

PREP South Grand opening



12PM – 3PM

1990 Perkerson Rd SW, Atlanta, 30310

About PREP Kitchen:

PREP was founded 2014 by entrepreneurs Mitchel Jaffe, Doug Marranci, and Romildo Marranci.  This milestone marks the inauguration of the 5th PREP Kitchen location in the metro area and PREP’s first campus inside City of Atlanta limits.  PREP additionally operates in Austin, Texas and projects in various stages of development in Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Greenville, Phoenix and San Antonio. 

PREP Kitchen, known for pioneering dedicated kitchen facilities, has grown into the Southeast’s foremost hub for culinary entrepreneurs. Since opening its doors in 2014, it has evolved into a thriving community, accelerating over 900 food producers, caterers, restaurateurs, consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, food trucks, meal kit companies, bakers, and artisans. This dynamic community works tirelessly, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in shared and private workspaces, creating a heartbeat of innovation within the heart of Atlanta.

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Company Name: Mitchel C. Jaffe
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Phone: (404) 307-3896
City: Atlanta
State: Georgia
Country: United States

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