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Tennessee Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens - Places to make foods to sell
Tennessee 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 Tennessee
Many commercial kitchens have closed, either temporarily, or permanently due to COVID-19. If you have an update about a kitchen,
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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.
Church Health -
1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis, TN 38104.
Phone: 901-701-2242. Email: [email protected]. Contact Melissa Petersen, Church Health
Kitchen Operations Manager, for a commissary kitchen application or additional information. Church Health Nutrition Hub Teaching Kitchen can be
rented for healthy food classes and private cooking events. The Dining Room seats 24 and can be rented for meetings or in conjunction with a
kitchen rental event. Pricing is dependent on scope. Church Health's facility at Crosstown Concourse includes a 400 sq. ft. commissary kitchen
and incubator resources for professional, healthy food production.
In 2020, the commissary kitchen rents for $25 per hour, 3-hour minimum,
pre-reserved with deposit. Please see requirements on their website.
Citizen Kitchens -
4611 Alabama Ave., Nashville, TN 37209. A place to
grow a food-based business in Nashville. For a monthly membership fee and reasonable hourly rates, food-based businesses gain access to
invaluable tools that help them operate both effectively and efficiently, ultimately maximizing their success.
Conexión Américas -
2195 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211. Phone:
615-320-5152 or Espanol 615-269-6900. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Esther Martinez
Cumberland Culinary Center -
615-453-1617. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Sue Sykes.
Grow Local Kitchen -
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208. Phone:
615-880-2001 ext. 25. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Laura Wilson
Kitchen Access -
8174 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Phone:
423-255-1665. Email: [email protected]. Contact: Sharon Caylor
The Cooks' Kitchen -
1500 2nd Ave. South, Nashville,
TN 37210. Phone: 615-428-9224. Contact: Irene Bradley
University of Tennessee Extension, Cannon County -
614 Lehman Street, Woodbury, TN 37190. Phone: 615-563-2554. Email: [email protected].
Contact: Bruce Steelman
University of Tennessee Extension, Montgomery County -
Clarksville, TN. Phone:931-648-5725. Email:
[email protected]. Contact: Martha Pile
Where can I find more information about canning?
For more than 250 specific, simple
step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on
canning and food preservation, see this page.
- The University of Tennessee's Food Science Dept may be able to help.
2510 River Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996.
Phone: 865.974.7331. Email:
Relevant Food Regulations
Other Helpful Resources
FDA Compliance Guides
Submitting a Sample to the Tennessee Food Science Extension
We're happy to help you analyze your new food product. Please contact us at
[email protected] so
we know to expect your sample and to verify what type of analysis you will need. Please follow the following steps:
- Complete the
Sample Submission Form - save PDF to your computer, fill out, save and print or email
- Complete the
Product Formulation-Percentage by Weight
- Send 4oz of each sample, payment, sample submission form and formula spreadsheet to:
University of Tennessee
c/o Nathan Miller
2600 River Dr.
Food Safety and Processing Bldg
Knoxville, TN 37996
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.