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

Texas 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 Texas

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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.


  • Capital Kitchens - Austin's Largest Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen, Culinary Incubator, Chef Center and Mobile Food Commissary; since 2012. South & Central Austin Locations.
    South Austin, 1606 W. Stassney Ln, Suite 1, Austin, TX 78745.
    Central Austin, 2823 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX 78731.
    Phone: 512.686.4456 x 1.
    Email: [email protected].
    Capital Kitchens South is a 3,600 square foot, full-service, shared-use commercial kitchen. Chef's area, baking area, beverage area and multiple prep areas are shared by our food entrepreneurs. Commercial users have access to hourly or monthly rental of the facilities and the equipment. We can advise you on packaging, label rules & regulations, label designers, food scientists, food consultants, legal experts, HAACP plan professionals, insurance reps, food photographers, investors, accelerators, cold & dry storage facilities and food and beverage networking groups. For QUICKEST response fill out our Google form on the Contact Us page and tell us about your food project. We're busy out in the food scene so give us 24-48 hours response time. Also Food Trucks.
  • Commercial Kitchen Factories Austin -
    South Austin, "A" & "B", 630 Ralph Ablanedo Dr., Austin, TX 78748.
    North Austin, 16708 Picadilly Ct, Round Rock, TX 78664.
    Phone: (512) 956-5512. Email: [email protected].
    Commercial Kitchen Factories Austin provides nearly 8,000 square feet of shared commissary space at our three locations.
  • Culinary Community Kitchen - commercial kitchen, cooking classes
    4401 N. Beltline Rd, Mesquite, TX 75150. Email: [email protected]. Open: Office: Mon–Fri 9a–5p, Classes: Thu–Sun Commissary: 24/7.
    Our professional chefs for a hands-on cooking class open to all levels or take a tour of our professional production kitchen for small and growing food businesses. (ADDED: August 18, 2022)
  • Culinary Kitchen and Beyond -
    2156 W. Northwest Hwy, Suite #312, Dallas, Texas 75220. Phone (972) 365-1027. Email: [email protected].. A licensed commercial kitchen in Dallas available to rent hourly. The amount of time and financial risk to build and operate a commercial kitchen can be prohibitive for new, start-up food businesses. Our business is dedicated to culinary entrepreneurs; small-scale producer's, farmer's market vendors, chefs, cooking classes, caterers, bakers, food photographers, or anyone needing a licensed kitchen! Our mission is to help grow your food business in a professional and collaborative shared-use environment.
  • DBD Commissary -
    7113 Burnet Rd #115, Austin, TX. The ONLY way to reach them apparently, is the contact form on their website. At DBD Commissary, we offer a commissary kitchen that can be rented for catering events, used to manufacture and package food, or to be listed as a commissary kitchen for your mobile food business.​ We are listed with the City of Austin as a certified professional kitchen. With affordable rental rates, you can start your own catering, bakery , or mobile food business without the high start-up costs. Centrally located in Austin, Texas, DBD is 10.
  • DFW Shared Kitchen - Copacker, Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Recipe development, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Bakery, Business services
    2924 Story Road W, IRVING, TX 75038. Phone: (754) 317-8861. 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. Payment: . We are a family owned commercial kitchen striving to give caterers, bakers, culinary entrepreneurs, delivery only restaurants, manufacturers, or anyone needing a licensed commercial kitchen the right space to launch or grow their business. Located in Dallas County. (ADDED: May 18, 2021, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Elixir Kitchen Space -
    3789 N Beach St, Suite 209, Fort Worth, TX 76137. Phone: (817) 381-6445. Email: [email protected]. Two Certified Commercial Kitchens. Elixir Kitchen Space has taken the first step in helping you grow your business. We have set up two certified commercial kitchens with the professional equipment and permits essential to your success. Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Our facility is available around the clock, whenever it is most convenient for you and your business. Online scheduling allows you to quickly and easily reserve kitchen space, check the schedule for openings, and change your reservations. Start and Grow your Business/ Teach a Cooking Class/ Cook in a Professional Kitchen. By using our facility, you can start growing your business immediately without a large initial capital investment. This minimizes your risks and start-up costs. Also known as a kitchen incubator, we love helping small businesses get started. Our facility is setup for many uses, from catering to cooking classes. In the Beach Street Business Park between Famous George's Cafe and All Star Pawn.
  • Hand of the Cook -
    1501 14th St., Lubbock, TX 79401. Phone: (806) 239-4254. Email: [email protected]. 1,200 sq. ft. of licensed permitted kitchen space you can rent by the hour to expand or build your culinary career using our equipment and your talent! Commercial kitchen rental by the hour, including dry storage, refrigeration and freezer space
  • Hot Stove Kitchen -
    1401 E. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX. Phone: 214-207-3470. Email: [email protected]. The Hot Stove Kitchen is a new commercial kitchen in the Dallas, Richardson, DFW area that maybe rented for $25 per hour. Ideal for Food Truck Operators, Catering & Culinary Enthusiast. We believe in the success of small business owners and The Hot Stove Kitchen is designed specifically to assist you with your dreams.
  • Hour Kitchen - licensed shared-use commercial kitchen rental facility
    209 Main Street, Garland, TX 75040. Phone: (214) 227-HOUR(4687). Fax: (214) 260-6052. Hour Kitchen is a providing food entrepreneurs the means to prepare and process their food product for the consumer market. Our building houses three commercial kitchen spaces that are available for rent by the hour. Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs a service that is economically superior to building or leasing their own commercial facility; a perfect place for: Catering or bakery businesses that do not want the overhead of building or equipment expenses or the commitment of a long-term lease.
    Production of your food product (BBQ sauce or specialty salsa, for example) to be sold to the public at flea markets, farmers market, etc.
    CCooking demonstrations or group cooking classes. Our kitchen spaces are available for rent by the hour on a 24/7 basis.
  • Just Add Chef -
    3505 N IH 35, Austin, Texas 78722. Phone: 512-708-1125. Email: [email protected]
    Just Add Chef is a commercial kitchen located in Central Austin that has been offering scheduled uses and commissary services to the the culinary community since 2000.
  • Locavore Kitchen -
    715 Hawthorne Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76110. Phone: 817-524-4699. Email. [email protected]. A true chef's kitchen with separate rooms for cooking, prep, and washing dishes. Private dry, cold, and frozen storage.
  • Luna's Kitchen -
    2051 Cypress Creek Rd, Cedar Park, TX. Phone: 512-417-2043. Email: [email protected].. From start-up businesses, to already established ones, Luna's Kitchen can meet your needs. Luna's Kitchen is Cedar Park's premiere commercial kitchen facility. We work with a wide variety of vendors to accommodate their needs. Stop in and let us provide you with a customized plan to help you attain your business goals.
  • Manon's Shared Kitchen -
    8309 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX 78758. Phone: (512) 587-3080. Email: [email protected]. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ManonsSharedKitchen.. Manon's certified shared commercial kitchen for lease hourly, daily, weekly or monthly in Austin.
  • Morris Kitchen -
    2320 Poplar Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Phone: 817-524-4699. Email. [email protected]. Modern galley-style kitchen with ample prep space, locked dry storage cages, and keyless entry.
  • Perfect Temper Kitchen -
    6900 Alma Dr #140, Plano, TX 75023. Phone: (817) 803-4017. Perfect Temper Kitchen is a full commercial kitchen that is available to rent by the hour. Make it the home for your artisan food or catering company.
  • RPM Kitchens -
    1023 Springdale Rd Bldg. 1 Ste. I, Austin, TX 78721. Phone: (512) 710-6347. Email: [email protected]. We are proud to offer a custom designed shared kitchen space based on our years of personal experience operating in commissary and restaurant kitchens. We have thought through the details to ensure the kitchen is versatile for all types of food companies, providing ample prep and cook space.
  • Revolving Kitchen - They have 25 fully licensed commercial kitchens
    520 Shepherd Dr, Garland, TX 75042. Phone: (310) 701-6678. Revolving Kitchen has 25 fully licensed commercial kitchens designed wholly with your success in mind. Each member is provided a private commercial kitchen. Hourly to long-term rentals available to satisfy your business needs. 25 FULLY EQUIPPED COMMERCIAL KITCHENS, CONVENIENT 24/7 FACILITY ACCESS, SPACIOUS DRY, COLD + FROZEN STORAGE, LOADING BAYS AND DELIVERY PROCESSING, MODERN WORKSPACE, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS, COMPLETE FOOD TRUCK COMMISSARY, EXPANSIVE MONITORED PARKING.
  • The Cook's Nook Austin -
    502 Thompson Ln, Austin, TX 78742. Phone: (512) 710-6665. Email: [email protected]. The Cook's Nook is a culinary incubator to Austin-area artisans, mobile food vendors, CPG, food R&D, meal services, and caterers who are in the early stages of their culinary business. We offer business development and networking tools to make our members' businesses successful.
  • The CoKitchen - Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Product development services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Bakery, Cold packing, Pickles, relishes, We specialize in small and start-ups, Free Consulting services
    801 Chestnut St, San Marcos, TX 78666. Phone: Phone: (512) 537-1902. Open: see their website for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. . We are a locally owned shared-commercial kitchen that gives food entrepreneurs the kitchen space to launch their business, get established and grow. We welcome everyone from CPG Food & Beverage Manufacturers, Chefs, Artisan Cooks, Bakers & Mobile Food Trucks & Trailers. Located in County. (ADDED: February 07, 2021, Suggested by a visitor)
  • The Green Cart Kitchen -
    6319 El Mirando St #2411, Austin, TX 78741. Phone: (512) 389-0018. A full stack 2,000 sf. professional commercial kitchen, established in 2010, located in the heart of East Austin, right off Montopolis.
  • The Cook Line -
    2011 W Spring Creek Pkwy #2000, Plano, TX 75023. Phone: (469) 209-4919. Commercial Kitchen Rental. 6000 square feet of event space and a full chef's kitchen, beautifully designed and well equipped, in Plano, TX. A dedicated commercial kitchen where chef's are encouraged to host cooking classes and private events. Available 24/7. The Cookline provides bakers and caterers a pay-by-the-hour base of operations without the overhead.
  • The Women's Club Kitchen -
    1316 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Phone: 817-524-4699. Email. [email protected] . ​A large, open kitchen with plenty of space to spread out. Perfect for meal prep, catering, or baking. Large walk-ins.
  • Whispering Pines - Commercial kitchen, Other We specialize in small and start-ups
    13099 US Hwy 259 S, Mt Enterprise , TX 75681. Phone: 903-466-6937 . Email: [email protected]. Open: for hours and availability. Directions: directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . We have a spacious kitchen to prepare food with room to store your refrigerator or freezer and dry storage. Then load your truck under a covered entance. You can store your food truck and have access to a dump station. Located in Rusk County. (ADDED: December 02, 2022)
  • Z's Cafe Kitchen Incubator -
    1316 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104. Phone: (817) 348-9000. The Z's Cafe leadership team is dedicated to connecting and supporting local entrepreneurs to grow their ideas and skills into sustainable, successful business ventures. After all, we were a small, struggling business once and remember how hard (and costly) it was to get a running start.
    Our fully furnished and fully permitted commercial kitchen is located just 5 min. from downtown Fort Worth. Kitchen Rental Features:
    Fully Permitted and up to code
    Blodgett convection double oven
    6-burner stove, griddle
    2 additional gas ovens
    Fryer, prep tables, cookware
    Walk-in refrigerator
    3 door refrigerator, freezers
    Prep Tables
    City-central
    Secure location
    Climate-controlled
    Hourly or monthly packages available. Rates Rental rates vary between $20-$35 per hour (depending on specifics needs and frequency), with cold and dry storage options available.
  • Other Resources

    Food Manager's Certification

    Businesses/Owners/Managers may need to have at least one employee who has a Food Manager's Certification. This is usually required by the local city government..

    Food Handler's Certification

    If you have a Food Manager's Certification you DO NOT need a Food Handler's Certification. Your city may require each employee of your food business have a Food Handler's Certificate .

    Application for a Food Enterprise Permit

    This permit is issued by your city's Health Department and is usually mandatory for operating a food-related business. If you use a commercial kitchen, they must receive a copy of this permit. Typically, you will need to have an agreement with the commercial kitchen BEFORE you apply for this permit with the city. The application is often on the city website.

    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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