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

Alabama 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 Alabama

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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.

  • ​Chop and Roll Commissary Kitchen - commercial shared kitchen.
    2537 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL, 35810. Phone: 256-714-7740. Rest easy when you store your goods with us. Chop & Roll provides private cold and dry storage to our customers in a safe, well-lit environment. In fact, our facilities are kept under 24/7 surveillance. Kitchen hours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, but members will enjoy priority scheduling and discounted monthly rates. Membership plans start with a three-month commitment, but long-term scheduling is available.
  • Chef's Workshop of Alabama - Certified Commercial Kitchen Provider
    3439 Lorna Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216. Phone: (205) 541-6329 (cell), Phone: (205) 637-1055 (office). Email: [email protected] Chef's Workshop is a shared use commercial kitchen provider with 4 professionally equipped certified kitchens available for rent on an hourly basis. Unique to the Birmingham area, our convenient 5,000 square foot facility enables caterers, bakers, food entrepreneurs, and aspiring chefs the opportunity to start or expand their business in a legitimate certified facility, with minimal risk, cost, and hassle.
  • Chilton Food Innovation Center -
    Clanton, AL 35046. Phone: (205) 280-6268. Email: [email protected]. The Chilton Food Innovation Center is a nonprofit food-processing facility for small fruit and vegetable producers and small food businesses. Our facilities are FDA- and ADPH-approved and working in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. We help small fruit and vegetable producers and small food businesses utilize their fruits and vegetables to make jams, sauces, pickles, and chutneys.
  • Mat-Su Community Commercial Kitchen -
    Florence, AL. Phone: 256-764-0044.
  • Shoals Commercial Culinary Center -
    Shoals Entrepreneurial Center, 610 West College Street, Florence, AL 35630. Phone: 256-760-9014
  • The Annex LLC -
    113 12th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35205. Phone: 205-777-5168. Email: [email protected]. If you are searching for a place to call your small food business home, we have kitchen space available for rent! To be a member at The Annex, you must Have a business license, Have business/workers comp insurance, Go through plan review, Have or obtain a health department permit. The Annex is a shared use commercial commissary kitchen for food trucks, caterers, bakers, and makers, but there are also several new foodie programs in the works Cooking Classes, Pop-up Dinners, Co-Working Space, Food Trucks.
  • 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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