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

Delaware 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 Delaware

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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.

  • DSU Food Incubator Center -
    Delaware State University,1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Phone: 302-857-6953. The Food Business Incubation Center (FBIC) is a fully-licensed, professionally equipped commercial kitchen for food service producers to start or expand their businesses. The shared-use facility gives prospective business owners a venue for food production without the massive overhead associated with owning and operating a commercial kitchen. The FBIC is open all year round and offers flexible hours. Rates are affordable and discounted based upon usage. The kitchen is equipped with 18-stove top burners, gas convection oven, 50-quart mixer, 12-inch slicer, table-top mixer, work tables, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, ice maker, 3-compartment sink, and lockable dry-storage units. It has been inspected and approved for food processing, and is available for value-added product manufacturing, catering, and other food production.
  • Police Athletic League of Wilmington PAL - Commercial Kitchen Rental
    3707 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19802. Rental fee for kitchen use only: Inquire with Operations Staff At the Police Athletic League of Wilmington, we offer the rental of our full size commercial kitchen. Rental includes the full use of all appliances, including grills, stove tops, ovens, deep fryers, refrigerator, and freezer. Renter is responsible for bringing all cooking utensils and food items. The kitchen rental would be ideal for that large party you are cooking for when your kitchen at home just isn't big enough. Or consider having a gathering with your friends or family where you share recipes, bake your favorite desserts, and have fun in the kitchen.
  • Delaware Kitchen Share - The kitchen is PERMANENTLY closed.
    62 Southgate Blvd., Suites M & N, New Castle, DE 19720.
  • 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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    2020 version of
    the Ball Blue Book