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North Carolina Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens - Places to make foods to sell
North Carolina 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 North Carolina,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 North Carolina
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.
- Anson Community Kitchen -
514 BORTH WASHINGTON ST, WADESBORO, NC 28170. Phone: 704-272-5300. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. in the process
of re-opening Temporarily down
- Blue Ridge Food Ventures -
Asheville, NC. Phone: 828-348-0128. Email: email@example.com.
Large shared kitchen and bottling operation in Asheville
- Burgaw Incubator Kitchen -
115 S. Dickerson St, Burgaw, NC 28425. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 910-300-6401. Phone: 910-663-3450.
- Carolina Commercial Kitchen -
3500 Latrobe Dr. Suite 200, Charlotte, NC. Phone:
- Caswell Community Kitchen - inspected-community-kitchen
14771 NC HWY 119 N, Yanceyville, NC
27379. Phone: 336-598-2537. Email: email@example.com.
- CEED - Planned not yet in operation
Fayetteville, NC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. planned commissary and food
- Craven Community College -
New Bern, NC. Email: email@example.com.
Planned commissary at the coast Planned
- Eastern Carolina Food Ventures Incubator Kitchen at James Sprunt
Community College - Large shared kitchen in rural eastern NC.
946 Penny Branch Rd, Warsaw, NC 28398. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (910)
275-620. Email: email@example.com.
- Feast Down East Processing and Distribution Center -
115 S. Dickerson St., Burgaw, NC 28425.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 910-465-3386.
- Greensboro Shared Use Kitchen - low-risk-shared-use-kitchen
3309 BURLINGTON ROAD, Greensboro, NC 27405.
- High County Commercial -
Jefferson, NC. Email: email@example.com.
Medium sized shared kitchen and farmers market in mountains
- H.U.B.B. Kitchens -
Raleigh, NC. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com. Small, new urban shared-kitchen.
- Lee County Extension -
Sanford, NC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email: email@example.com. planned commissary in Sanford Planned
- Madison County Community Kitchen -
258 CAROLINA LANE, Marshall, NC 28753. Phone:
828-649-2411. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Extension-run added value center and shared kitchen
- Midway Community Kitchen -
505 WEST ROSEMARY STREET, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. UPDATE for 2022: Midway Kitchen in Carrboro, NC is closed
- Monroe and Union County EDC - Planned, not yet in operation
Monroe, NC. Email:
email@example.com. Planned commissary south of Charlotte
- Norwood Downtown Partnership - new commissary just opened
Norwood, NC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Independence VA. Email: email@example.com.
- Out of the Garden Project -
firstname.lastname@example.org. Small urban non-profit low-risk kitchen
- Piccatas 909 Catering and Shared Use Kitchen -
Morehead City, NC. Phone: 252-728-8888.
- Piedmont Food and Ag Processing Center - PFAP
500 Valley Forge Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Email: email@example.com.
Phone: 919-241-4212. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email: email@example.com.
large shared kitchen with 60 clients.
- Reconciliation House Fresh - Pick Kitchen
Burnsville, NC. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. newly opened shared kitchen
- Shared Commercial Kitchen for Rent -
Cornelius, NC. Phone: 704-953-0987.
- Short Street Gastro Lab -
Kernersville, NC. Email:
email@example.com. Opening Feb 2022 New
- Stecoah Valley Center Kitchen -
121 Schoolhouse Road,
Robbinsville, NC 28771. Email: info@StecoahValleyCenter.com. Phone: 828-479-3364.
- The City Kitch -
9545 Pinnacle Drive, Charlotte, NC 28286. Phone: (704)
- The Cookery -
1101 West Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 919-908-8974.
- The Community's Kitchen -
Tryon, NC. Email: email@example.com. small shared kitchen near Greenville SC
- The Enterprise Center - Shared-Use Kitchen
Winston-Salem, NC. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Small commissary kitchen
- The Kitch -
1178 River Hwy, Mooresville, NC 28117. Email:
email@example.com. Phone: 704-910-9089.
- Warren FoodWorks -
108C South Main St, Suite 2 Warrenton, NC 27589. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. or Email:
email@example.com. Phone: (252) 257-0205.
- Watauga Food Council - Planned, not yet in operation
Boone, NC. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Planned commissary in Boone
- WE Power Food -
Hillsborough, NC. Email: email@example.com.
Support organization for women food entrepreneurs
- Working Landscapes Main Street Kitchen -
108C SOUTH MAIN ST, SUITE 2, Warrenton, NC 27589.
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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