Our fully equipped 900 square foot Commercial Kitchen is a focal point of the Artisan Exchange program. Designed to qualify for licensing by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for wholesale manufacturing and by the Chester County Health Department for Catering and Ready To Eat Foods, the Commercial Kitchen serves various roles for different entrepreneurs.
For many it serves as the entry point into the world of artisan food manufacturing, providing an opportunity to try out their business model ideas and recipes for commercial production and marketing - a low cost, low risk alternative not found elsewhere . For others it serves as a home base for their catering and retail food preparation businesses. Established food manufacturers renting their own production space at Artisan Exchange can utilize the commercial kitchen on an "as needed" basis to rapidly scale up production capacity without huge investments in their own equipment and facilities.