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California Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens - Places to make foods to sell

California Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens -
Places to make foods to sell!

A licensed kitchen is an inspected, registered commercial kitchen where foods intended for sale can be safely made, in accordance with laws and regulations. While many states allow some low-risk foods to be made at home and sold in smaller quantities, many foods intended for sale can only be made in a licensed kitchen. If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, refrigerated foods or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. many licensed kitchens open their doors at low cost to local food entrepreneurs. If you would rather have a company make and package the food product for you, see this list of copackers in California

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Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens and Shared Kitchens

Note: You may find it is required by your state take the ServSafe® training classes for Manager and employees. It certainly is advisable, in any case. You can get the ServSafe® Handbook that accompanies the course here.


  • Chefs Center of California -
    45 N. San Gabriel Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107. Phone: 626-744-9995. Fax 626.744.9800. Email: [email protected]. Chefs Center provides professional culinary business development services for entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a food-based business. Chefs Center is a program of the Hub for Urban Initiatives.
  • Chef's Kitchens -
    1716 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone: (310) 837-8900. Email: [email protected]. Our five private Commercial Kitchens are located on Robertson Boulevard in West Los Angeles in one large building. This is our only facility. While our kitchens were designed to serve as a culinary incubator for artisanal foods, they have been used in a variety of ways. We offer chefs, cooks, caterers, restaurateurs, photographers and production crews the opportunity to have part-time commercial kitchen use. We never close, our kitchens are available 24/7/365. Our kitchens have been used by Farmer's Market product vendors, personal chefs, event and corporate caterers, chefs doing recipe testing for their new restaurants and for cooking classes.
  • Crafted Kitchen -
    672 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021. Phone: (213) 477-1127. Email: [email protected].
  • enFuso Commercial Facility -
    4458 Cerritos Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Email: [email protected]. County-certified as a baking-only commercial kitchen.
  • Fishburn Kitchens -
    1539 Fishburn Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063. Phone: (213) 537-4474. Email: [email protected]. We are a shared commercial kitchen facility just East of downtown LA. We have 17 wholesale, single-tenant units that have their own separate, sinks, hoods, utilities, etc., and can be leased long term. They can be certified kosher, gluten free, etc. We provide ample parking for food trucks, vans, trailers, etc.
  • Fulton Kitchens -
    7333 Fulton Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605. Phone: (617) 233-1965. Fulton Kitchens, LLC offers health department and wholesale approved, private, commercial kitchens for rent on an annual basis. We have 20 kitchen units that include hoods, wash, prep and 3-comp sinks, grease interceptor, heavy power and floor sinks as well as walk-in cooler/freezer access, office space and more. Perfect for Caterers, meal-prep companies, virtual restaurants and food entrepreneurs. They also have walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Kitchen United -
    55 South Madison Ave, Pasadena, CA.
  • Kitchens By The Hour -
    Haywood, CA. Phone: 408-673-8227. FROM FOOD TRUCKS TO PIZZA CARTS; BOBA MILK TEA TO HEMP-BASED PRODUCTION, FROM INCUBATOR TO MIDSIZE OPERATIONS, OUR MODULAR 8,800 SQ-FT, 0.25 ACRES FACILITY ANSWERS THEM ALL. 6 work stations. Each equipped with a 6 burner commercial range and oven, prep refrigerator and prep sink. We have a large open space which can be configured in any manner necessary, from assembly line to dinner party. Additional equipment for nominal use fees are a blast chiller, 80 qt. Hobart mixer, 4 20 qt Hobart mixers, ice cream maker, deli slicer, 2 wok burners each 160,000btu, deep fryer, 2 Combitherm ovens, 20 gal tilt brazier and Ice machine. We also have a walk in refrigerator and freezer.
  • LGIKitchen -
    3519 West Commonwealth Ave Suite L, Fullerton, CA. Phone: (714) 773-1977. Our kitchens are fully stocked and equipped. We are accredited and inspected by county, state, and federal agencies. The dedicated and friendly staff at LGI keeps an immaculate and safe environment. We strive to provide a positive and productive experience. We are like a family here. The environment is buzzing with energy where people of different culinary cultures intermingle, interact, grow and prosper.
  • Proculinary Kitchens - Copacker, Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Product development services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Bakery, Low acid canning, Hot packing, Glass, Plastic, We can file forms and paperwork, We specialize in small and start-ups, Paid Consulting services
    373 N Fresno St, Clovis, CA 93701. Phone: (559) 213-4698. Email: [email protected]. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . Pro-culinary.com 559-475-0855 Located in Fresnos County. (ADDED: May 13, 2021)
  • Sae Kitchen - Copacker, Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Product development services, QA/QC Product testing services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Glass, Plastic, Paper, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, We specialize in small and start-ups, Free Consulting services, Paid Consulting services
    980 Los Vallecitos , San Marcos , CA 92069. Phone: (619) 851-2904. Email: Info @saekitchen.co.. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. 14 years in business, two locations. 10 kitchens. We're here to help you grow your business. Many success stories to share. Call Nina at 619-851-2904 Located in San Diego County. (ADDED: December 11, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Spork Kitchens -
    1758 Industrial Way #106/107, Napa, CA 94558. Phone: 707-210-7624. Email: [email protected]. Spork Kitchens is a commercial rental kitchen located in Napa California. We have over 2,000 square feet of kitchen, prep, and storage space. We work with food producers who require licensed and inspected commissary kitchen space. Spork is a communal kitchen with four work spaces and shared common equipment. Kitchen work space can be reserved by the hour and storage space is available for monthly rental. Spork Kitchens is a space and community where Napa Valley 'foodpreneurs' can come together and create unique Napa Valley food products and experiences. Call today to schedule a kitchen tour.
  • The BLVD Kitchen -
    13545 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. Phone: (844) 454-2583. Email: [email protected]. . Kitchen rental by the hour, day, week, or longer.
  • The Kitchen Terminal -
    2617 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Phone: 424.297.0409. Fax: 213.402.8080. Email: [email protected]. TKT is a premiere commercial kitchen rental facility that provides first class, efficient, and professional commercial kitchens and food prep space to small business owners, caterers & food truck companies. At TKT we are committed to providing a platform for your business to create a solid foundation, which includes small business services, marketing and educational events and seminars. Our 4,000 sq ft warehouse facility is comprised of 5 commercial kitchens, 1 bake kitchen, and 4 cold prep tables. We also provide storage facilities on a fee rental basis for dry storage, cold storage, & freezer storage as well. TKT is available to our clients 24 hours a day.
  • Other Resources

    If you still can't find a suitable kitchen, you may need a co-packers. Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies - and small food businesses - to sell. See this list of co-packers in your area.

    Where can I find more information about canning?

    For more than 250 specific, simple recipes with step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on canning and food preservation, see this page.


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