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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

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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 -
    Phone: 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 recipes with step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on canning and food preservation, see this page.

    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.

     


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