Palomares-St. John's Catalyst Kitchen

A commercial kitchen for the community.

Rental Information

The Palomares-St. John’s Catalyst Kitchen is a commercial kitchen located at St. John's Lutheran Church that neighbors can rent from the Palomares Social Justice Center. The kitchen can be rented by the hour and is an initiative to motivate our community to start a business and obtain official certification for the handling and selling of food. Additionally, we provide individuals with the opportunity to obtain information on the certification process, starting a business, and general information on how to cook safely and by following sanitation codes.


St. John’s Lutheran Church

4501 7th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201

Rental Requirements

·        Kitchen Food Safety and Sanitation training (available through ServSafe)

·        General/product liability insurance

Rental Rates

·        $15 per hour; Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm (2-hour minimum)

·        $40 for 4 consecutive hours

·        $75 for one day (8 hours)

·        Deposit:

·        One-time users: $30

·        Seasonal users (like Mercado on 5th) or 4 or more hours of use: $50

·        Cancellation fee (when 24-hour notice is not given): $30


For more information, contact Melissa Freidhof-Rodgers

at (563) 650-5391 or

St. Johns Lutheran Church

St. Johns Lutheran Church