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WHY RPM?

Custom Designed Kitchen 

We are proud to offer a custom designed shared kitchen space based on our years of personal experience operating in commissary and restaurant kitchens.  We have thought through the details to ensure the kitchen is versatile for all types of food companies, providing ample prep and cook space.  The kitchen is equipped with a custom 22’ vent hood with two full cook lines, consisting of: 

 

  • (2) Double stacked convection ovens,  

  • (2) 6-burner ranges w/single oven 

  • (2) Double stock pot ranges 

  • (1) Double Gas Fryer (40lb) 

  • (1) 24” Char-broiler 

  • (1) Single Wok Range 

 

In addition to the cook line, our kitchen also offers: 

  • Multiple prep areas 

  • Multiple dry storage racks 

  • 120” oversized 3-compartment sink for easier washing 

  • Single drainboard Vegetable Sink 

  • 12’ x 8’ walk-in refrigerator 

  • 50 cubic foot freezer 

  • 72” under-counter prep fridge parallel to cook line 

  • 350lb ice cuber 

  • Multiple electric outlets w/ 3-phase capability  

  • Weekly Towel and Mop Service 

  • Potential access to serve to the public directly from our counter-service area in the front of our kitchen space 

(Above image is architect's rendering of actual RPM Kitchens' space.)

Location 

Ideally situated just North of Airport Boulevard on Springdale Road, and approximately 2-miles from Mueller, RPM Kitchens provides easy access to several Austin thorofares, providing our members better and quicker (traffic pending) options to all areas of Austin. 

 

RPM Kitchens is part of the Springdale General complex. Springdale General’s vision is to build a community of makers and creatives.  The complex will host 500+ employees from more than 20 companies. Our members will have the opportunity to cater to these companies and their employees, both through our counter service space and traditional catering. 

 

The counter service space will serve into Building 1, which has a food hall setup and is expected to be heavily trafficked by both the Springdale General community and the general public. 

 

1023 Springdale Rd Bldg. 1 Ste. I, Austin, TX 78721

Strategic Partnerships 

As previously mentioned, RPM Kitchens is situated in Springdale General. Our primary investor, Notley Ventures has a major stake in the entire complex and operates The Center for Social Innovation on-site, which comprises of 25 nonprofits and impact focused tenants. RPM Kitchens members will have priority access and marketing opportunities to these tenants, CSI programmed events, as well as catering for Meet at Relay, the 5,050 SF meeting space, and conference and event catering at Relay Co-working, the ~11,000 SF co-working space situated on the second floor of Building 1.

*Additionally, Notley recently announced the launch of Naturally Austin, a nonprofit that will cultivate

the Austin natural products community through events and resources, which is another exposure

opportunity for our members. (Above image is an artist rendition of the inside of Bldg. 1)

RPM Leadership

Max Kunik has worked in the Austin food industry his entire professional life. He earned a degree in Entrepreneurship from St. Edward’s University and has continuously strived to make businesses operate in a more efficient manner. While in college, Max managed operations at Austin Restaurant Week, was employee number one at Favor in which his position was to run daily operations for the food delivery app, and up until the launch of RPM Kitchens, operated Jaime’s Foods, LLC. Max is the co-founder of Taster’s Table Club, which features local Austin restaurants and has allowed him to enhance his relationships with the city’s food scene players. 

With five years of experience in the Austin food scene, Max has gained a significant understanding of the people’s needs within the industry. He is passionate about connecting food entrepreneurs with opportunities to succeed.

Robert Strong holds a BA in History, Cum Laude from Ithaca College, in Ithaca, NY. Following a successful eight year career as a military intelligence analyst, and two tours to Fallujah, Iraq, Robert moved to Austin in 2011, attending Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts. He has seven plus years of experience in the food industry.

 

Robert has worked in several Austin restaurants, to include: Uchi, Peached Tortilla Food Truck, and Thai Fresh.  He was the co-founder of Pretty Thai For A White Guy food truck in January 2013, and was featured on Season 5 of Eat St. on the Cooking Channel.  Robert launched Pretty Thai® Specialty Sauces & Spices in early 2016, hitting the shelves of several Austin stores to include Central Market and Wheatsville Co-Op in the summer of 2016.   

 

Pretty Thai® was honored as a 2018 H-E-B Quest For Texas Best Finalist, launching as a Primo Pick into 191 H-E-B’s in January 2019.  Robert is passionate about the local food scene, supporting local food companies and suppliers, as well as providing insight into growing a successful natural food brand into retail stores.  In addition to Pretty Thai®, he recently launched the Palmer Nicklaus Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt non-profit focused on supporting and feeding families at Dell Children’s and the Ronald McDonald House in Austin.

 
 
 
 
 
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