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

Maine 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.

There are many lists of commercial kitchen in Maine,online, but the list below is the ONLY one with complete contact information and links to their websites, and all in one place. If you would rather have a company make and package the food product for you, see this list of copackers in Maine

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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.


  • Acorn Kitchen - licensed shared use kitchen 
    Kittery, Maine. Contact Susan Tuveson at 207.332.4425.
  • City of Bangor Maine - Commercial kitchen (in planning stage in 2022)
    The city of Bangor is planning to create a rentable commercial kitchen for entrepreneurs to use. See Bangor's economic development officer Stephen Bolduc.
    The large kitchen space is intended to help food truck owners, ghost kitchen cooks, and anyone in need of a larger space for mass production of their food products.   See a news story about the City of Bangor Commercial Kitchen here
  • Cobscook Bay Resource Center and Marketplace - kitchen
    Eastport, Maine. Contact Elizabeth and Will Hopkins at 207.853.6607.
  • Food Forge -
    Whitefield, ME. Phone: 207-941-1199. Email: milvasmith@hotmail.com. Since 2016, Food Forge has welcomed food entrepreneurs with big dreams into our kitchen. Bakers, caterers, beverage makers, and even food entrepreneurs specializing in CBD products have come through our doors. Our licensed facility is available for rent by the hour. We're conveniently located in mid-coast Maine, economical, clean, spacious and open 24 hours a day.
  • Fork Food Lab - shared use kitchen and tasting room
    Portland, Maine. Phone: 207-358-0222. Contact Neil Spillane or Eric Holstein.
  • Halcyon Grange Community Kitchen - licensed community kitchen
    Blue Hill, Maine. Phone: 207.664.3487. Email: yvonnegrangerental@gmail.com. . Contact Yvonne for more information.
  • High Mountain Hall - licensed community kitchen
    CCCamden, MD. Phone: 207.236.0003.
  • O'Maine Studio - Kitchen studio for TV, film, etc
    54 DANFORTH ST, Portland, ME. Phone: 617-510-0546. Email: RORY@OMAINESTUDIOS.COM.. The O'Maine Media Kitchen is unlike any other kitchen in the country, or at least we haven't found one doing what we are doing, and that is pretty exciting. Our goal is to be the creative foodie center of our city, and to shine a light on the amazing foodie talent here for the world to see.
  • Public Market House - licensed community kitchen
    Portland, Maine: Phone: 207.274.5279.
  • Town of Mercer Commercial kitchen - Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage
    1015 Beech Hill Road, Mercer, ME 04957. Phone: (207) 587-2911. Email: mercerclerk@outlook.com. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . Commercial Kitchen for Rent Our Commercial Kitchen located at 1015 Beech Hill Road in Mercer, Maine, is now for rent. Kitchen amenities: 400 sq ft Gas Stove • 4 Burners • 2 Griddles • 2 Ovens • Hood Vent with Fire Suppression System Double Refrigerator Freezer 3 Bay Stainless Steel Sink Hand Washing Sink Stainless Steel Island with storage below and a place to hang pots above Warming Station Private Entrance Included in Rental: Water hot/cold Heat Electricity No indoor dining available. This rental is for the kitchen only. Long-term lease is desired. Rent is negotiable. Please contact us at (207) 587-2911 (Monday 8am-3pm, Tuesday 12pm-6pm, Wednesday 8am-7pm) for more information or email inquiries to mercerclerk@outlook.com Located in Somerset County. (ADDED: May 11, 2022)
  • Unity Barn Raisers - licensed community kitchen
    Unity, Maine. Phone: 207.948.9005.
  • Yumyum kitchen - Commercial kitchen, We specialize in small and start-ups
    133 Back Troy, Troy, ME 04987. Phone: 207-948-3500. Phone: 207-416-5992. Email: cherrick133@uninets.net. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . Hourly or daily rental 24/7 availability Located in Waldo County. (ADDED: August 02, 2021)

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