Foodie D.C.: Washington's New Food Incubator

One culinary outfit is helping high-profile Washington professionals launch food-related ventures.

Washington’s Union Kitchen is a membership-based food incubator that has encouraged more than 20 entrepreneurs to open stores around the D.C. area, including Ice Cream Jubilee (founded by a former Department of Homeland Security presidential appointee) and Jrink Juicery (the brainchild of two previous World Bank employees). The company provides members with a shared kitchen and consulting services, such as marketing and finance. The group opened a Capitol Hill shop, Union Kitchen Grocery, in May, and a second kitchen, in Ivy City, in September. Membership from $1,095 per month;