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

Illinois 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 Illinois,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 Illinois

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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.

  • Affordable Shared Kitchen -
    Chicago, IL. Phone: 708-714-7151.
  • Constructive Chaos -
    River Forest, IL. Phone: 708-613-0444.
  • Dream Kitchen -
    Elgin, IL. Phone: 630-677-4043.
  • En Season -
    Galesburg, IL. Phone: 309-343-0736.
  • Entree Kitchen -
    Carol Stream, IL. Phone: 630-668-4450.
  • Eta's Commercial Kitchen Rental -
    Highland Park, IL. Phone: 847-579-1540.
  • Kitchen Chicago -
    Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-455-0863.
  • Kitchens To Go -
    131 West Jefferson Avenue, Suite 223, Naperville, IL 60540. Phone: 630-355-1660. From quick-service to fast-casual dining, Kitchens To Go specializes in foodservice facilities that help you achieve speed to market. Whether expanding operations or launching a new restaurant concept, building through Permanent Modular Construction (PMC) or testing a concept using a mobile unit saves time and money. With fewer headaches and less compromise in the construction phase, you'll be operational in less time and generating revenue ahead of schedule.
  • Logan Square Kitchen -
    Chicago, IL. Phone: 773-342-2333.
  • Looking for Cooking -
    Homewood, IL.
  • MyKitchens LLC -
    Schiller Park, IL. Phone: 708-714-7151.
  • National Foodworks -
    Decatur, IL. Phone: 217-330-8512.
  • Now We're Cookin' -
    Evanston, IL. Phone: 847-570-4140.
  • On Occasion Commercial Kitchen -
    Lake Zurich, IL, 847-963-6700.
  • River Forest Kitchen -
    River Forest, IL. Phone: 708-405-9088. 
  • Sage Culinary Studio -
    Naperville City, IL. Phone: 312-731-8379.
  • Share A Kitchen -
    1020 West Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.  Phone: 323-543-5437. Email: [email protected]. Prerequisites Include: Valid Illinois Sanitation Certificate and Proof of liability insurance. Share A Kitchen offers hourly rental of one of three kitchens. Our facility includes both Commercial Kitchens and a Demonstration Classroom Kitchen. The commercial kitchens are certified by IDPH and the Elk Grove Village Health Department which includes workstations, use of equipment and shared use of preparation and sanitary sinks. Bookings are on a first-come-first basis and are available 7 days a week, 24 hours, 365 days a year.
  • Splice Kitchen -
    Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-662-2146.
  • Trinity Kitchen Share -
    Chicago, IL. Phone: 773-497-2856.
  • United Kitchen -
    LaGrange, IL. Phone: 708-354-4844.

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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