Commercial kitchens provide a location for artisans, chefs and farmers to safely and legally process food. A commercial kitchen may provide a community with: an increase in the variety of local food products, job creation, and the capability for farmers to add value to their raw products. But because of the many legal barriers (enforced by the county and the state) to certifying a kitchen as commercial, commercial kitchens are often few and far between.
For more information about certified commercial kitchens, visit the Jefferson County Public Health Department click here. Below are the commercial kitchens most likely to meet the needs of artisans, chefs, and farmers for small-scale food processing in Jefferson County.