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

Minnesota 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 Minnesota,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 Minnesota

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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.

  • Claire Nelson Community Center -
    Finland, MN. Phone: 218-353-0300.
  • Eat for Equity Kitchen - Commercial kitchen, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Bakery, Acidified canning, Low acid canning, Hot packing, Cold packing, Seafoods, Pickles, relishes, Glass, Plastic, Metal, Paper
    2940 Harriet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Phone: (612) 470-4328. Email: Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . 24-hour access, centrally located, fully-equipped professional and welcoming kitchen for your growing food business. 3,000 square foot kitchen includes prep tables, 10-burner gas range and ovens, two double-stack convection ovens, Combi [steam/convection] oven, griddle, charbroiler grill, vacuum sealer, 20-quart mixer, induction cooktops, and onsite use of sheet pans, hotel pans, and other smallwares. Expansive kitchen space with natural light at ground level and includes walk-in cooler and walk-in cooler/freezer, automatic dishwasher and 3-compartment dishwashing sink, and prep sinks. Regular kitchen users have 24/7 access and unlimited time (instead of being billed by the hour or the day). Differences in rates are around level of priority access, storage needs, and options for using open space, dedicated space, or exclusive space. Kitchen users access discounts when they commit to shared space cleaning responsibilities, an annual agreement, or working in off-hours time [after 6 pm and before 8 am, weekends]. Kitchen users can build their business by renting private office suites, shared office space, or meeting/pickup space in the building. Storage, office space, and off-street parking available. Code for access, with 24-hour access. Convenient location in Minneapolis near Lyn/Lake area. Click here for our Facebook page. Located in Hennepin County. (ADDED: July 24, 2023)
  • GIA Kitchen -
    St. Paul, MN. Phone: 651-493-2315.
  • Kindred Kitchen -
    Minneapolis, MN. Phone: 612-584-0828.
  • Kitchen in the Market -
    Minneapolis, MN. Phone: 612-568-5486.
  • 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.