Blue Oven Kitchens (Gainesville, FL)


  • Name:Val Leitner
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Blue Oven Kitchens
  • Address:530 W University Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32601
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:3522787518

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  • Mission:
  • To foster a whole-system approach to the sustainable growth of the North Central Florida food system.

  • Overview:
  • Blue Oven assists low-income and disadvantaged food entrepreneurs in starting up their businesses through its licensed kitchen facility and business support services in cooperation with Santa Fe College's Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED). Blue Oven also offers cooking classes through this facility. Blue Oven encourages local agriculture through the Farm-to-Restaurant Initiative and encourages local purchasing through the Buy Local North Central Florida campaign.

  • History:
  • Blue Oven began when a caterer and a restaurant owner were looking at the same, vacant kitchen space for rent and the realtor introduced them. They quickly realized there were others in the community who needed access to space like this and that it would be wonderful to assist them as well. They joined a community dialogue about having a "community kitchen" or "kitchen incubator" and thus the path towards Blue Oven was begun.

  • Year established:2010
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:4
  • Advisory board size:3
  • Staff size:0


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:27-2141888

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:272141888
  • Organization Name:BLUE OVEN KITCHENS INC
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  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:5030 WEST UNIVERSITY AVENUE
  • Organization City:GAINESVILLE
  • Organization State:FL
  • Organization Zip:32607-0000
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2, 1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization, Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 2011
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:July, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:July
  • NTEE Code:B99
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:3/21/2018 6:57:08 pm

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