Margaret Su


About Margaret

Founder/CEO, The Prep Station: Commercial Kitchen and Commissary

Founder/CEO, Eat Drink Alameda: Concierge Services for Mobile Food and Events

In 2011, Under the label “Wonky”, Margaret developed, produced and packaged Kale chips and sprouted nuts. Her product was distributed to 150 stores in Northern California.

In 2017, she formed The Prep Station, commercial kitchen and commissary, located on the former Alameda Naval Base.

The objective was to create a space for food entrepreneurs. A kitchen equipped with the essentials to support a range of business models and food production needs while delivering value added services:  business consultation, workforce development, supply chain management.

“The industry is constantly evolving. We follow trends and work with our vendors to find solutions and overcome hurdles. We want them to succeed.”

In 2023, The Prep Station completed steps to fulfill requirements for California Green Certification Program. All clients of The Prep Station are now eligible for green certification.

Margaret is committed to the development and growth of small businesses and the community of Alameda Point. She has pledged her time and support to both, and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to work with inspired individuals and a diverse group of people and talent.


  • Food: Production, Nutrition, Methodology, Science, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Distribution
  • Commercial Kitchens, Commissary, Mobile Food, Caterers
  • County Health Permits, Inspections
  • Financial Business Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Micro business start ups
  • Waste Management and Sustainability
  • Workforce Development

Professional Background

  • Organizational Blueprinting for Enterprise Integrations
  • Inventory Management, Financial analyst and Merchandiser
  • Fundraising and Procurement
  • Educational Writer, Harcourt Publishing and Oxford Press
  • Published Series Novelist


BA University of California, Berkeley

Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies


Wonky Kitchen LLC

DBA The Prep Station,

DBA Eat Drink Alameda,

DBA Wonky Workforce,

Community Service:

CEO Advisory Council, USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

Member, East Bay Economic Development Alliance

Member, Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce

Business Mentor, SCORE East Bay

Stakeholder, Food Recovery Network, StopWaste

Board of Directors, Alameda Chamber of Commerce

Panel Judge, Alameda Chamber Foundation

The Prep Station Support

On Site Staff and Assistance

  •  Facility Manager on site to assist vendors with operational questions and concerns
  • Always available to answer questions on permits, regulations, business plans, inspections.
  • Professional towel and janitorial service
  • Online reservation system  to book tables and appliances
  • Free business consultation
  • The Prep Station Website features info on each member
  • Resource Page for permits, forms and guidance on rules and regulations Affordable options- book keeping, web design, truck cleaning, truck repairs