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

Arkansas 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 Arkansas,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 Arkansas

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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.

  • Arkitchen - Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Bakery, Scale-up recipes, We can source (find) ingredients, We specialize in small and start-ups, Free Consulting services
    9813 West Markham, Suite B, Little Rock, AR 72205. Phone: (501) 413-0831. 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. Little Rock's premier commercial facility dedicated to Small Business Opportunity. We have 5000 square feet of glorious multi-functional kitchen to help your business flourish. Operational 24/7/365 to fit every schedule, Arkitchen's rentable kitchen model will allow Food Entrepreneurs to focus on growth and development, rather than large scale fund raising for real estate and equipment Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 17, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Community Kitchen -
    800 W 6th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114. If you want to start a food business in the state of Arkansas, you will need a commercial kitchen. State/local laws require that all food prepared for sale to the public must be prepared or produced at a commercially licensed kitchen. Unfortunately, the cost of setting up a licensed commercial kitchen is a huge obstacle to many food entrepreneurs. This is an expense that most folks are not prepared for or do not have the knowledge of designing a kitchen which will pass inspection. That is why Community Kitchen has opened our doors to your business. Community Kitchen offers a professionally-equipped, commercially licensed multi-station kitchen facility for professional cooking and baking. In addition, we are flexible enough to support many different uses, such as cooking classes, private events, and the production of bottling your products.
  • Delta Cuisine Commercial Kitchen - Commercial Kitchen and Business Incubator
    2000 West Broadway ASU Mid-South, West Memphis, Arkansas 72301. Phone: 870-733-6755. Phone: 970-733-6755. Delta Cuisine will provide food entrepreneurs and small businesses with a licensed commercial-grade kitchen facility in which to develop and expand their culinary enterprises. The facility is located at ASU Mid-South Community College in West Memphis AR. Staff resources will include professionals in the fields of food science and nutrition, small business technical assistance, and marketing, branding and promotion.  Delta Cuisine will provide the licensed space and equipment, technical assistance, cooperative buying and marketing opportunities, and professional expertise to these food entrepreneurs and small businesses so that they can scale-up their current enterprises, access new markets, expand and create additional jobs, and foster a growing entrepreneurial environment in the Arkansas Delta and Mid-South region.
  • 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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