Shared Commercial Kitchen

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Located in Downtown Lafayette

The Lafayette Kitchen is a shared, commercial kitchen located in downtown Lafayette.

Our dedication to supporting food businesses drives our commitment to provide well-designed, user-friendly kitchen accommodations to chefs and bakers, enabling them to manufacture their unique goods. Our dedicated staff maintains a safe and immaculate kitchen environment, and our tenants create a positive and productive kitchen experience. If you are interested in becoming a tenant, submit our Contact Form here >. If you would like to learn about the local food available from The Lafayette Kitchen, Please visit our "Community Members Section" here >


Both large and small producers need access to state of the art and well maintained equipment.  Our facility houses two kitchens. Both kitchens are accredited and inspected by County, State and Federal agencies.

The Downstairs Kitchen:

The downstairs kitchen is set up to feel like a home kitchen but comes with all the kitchen equipment a professional chef or baker needs. This kitchen is ideal for small batch producers.

• 6 burner gas range
• Undercounter non-convection oven
• 1 double stack convection oven
• Food prep sink
• 4 distinct work stations
• 3 reach-in refrigerators
• 1 reach-in freezer
• Dry storage

The Upstairs Kitchen:

The upstairs kitchen is a traditional commissary kitchen complete with stainless steel workspaces. This kitchen is ideal for mid to large size wholesale food producers, meal delivery companies, bakers and catering companies.

• 40 and 60 quart Hobart Mixer
• 2 double stack convection ovens
• 36” 6 burner gas range
• 4 distinct work stations
• 2 counter height finished good refrigerators
• Dedicated eggs and protein reach in refrigerator
• Walk in refrigerator
• Walk in freezer
• Dry storage


• 24/7 keyless access to facility
• Free Wifi
• Towel Service
• 24/7 camera surveillance
• Off hours delivery drivers lock box access
• Eccolab chemicals provided
• Professional weekly cleaning

Kitchen Use Pricing

• $30/hr for 1 - 5 Employees
• $50/hr for 6 - 9 Employees
• Dry & Cold Storage Available to Rent

Inquire with kitchen manager >

Renter Requirements

• Valid FDA PFR or County Health Permit
• $1M Liability Insurance with additional insured listed
• California Food Manager Certification and California Food Handler cards for staff

Kitchen Community Members:

Surround yourself with people that make your life better. Our wonderful group of Lafayette Kitchen members provides support, industry knowledge, and positive energy to all who inhabit our space. Check out our remarkable Community Members below to discover their delicious food available to order.

Anne's Toum

Anne's Toum is a family recipe, all purpose Lebanese garlic sauce (toum). It is organic, vegan and gluten free. It can be used as a dip, spread, sauce and cooking ingredient. Light, fluffy in texture, strong in flavor, Anne's Toum will elevate any meal. Anne's Toum is small batch and handcrafted by husband and wife team, Steve Drapeau and Katia Berberi. Please visit our website at the link below.

The Brown Box Baking Company

I'm Frances Pyne, an East Bay native who was fortunate to have lived in Scotland for over 10 years.  I have taken my lifelong love of baking and incorporated my love of Scotland and Irish heritage as inspiration for my recipes.  I built this company on a dream and passion for baking techniques, quality ingredients, and  locally and socially responsibly sourced ingredients.  Our boxes are plain brown, because like all of us, It's What's Inside That Counts.


Born from the idea that few things in life are more satisfying than the taste of a fresh baked cookie,   Doh! is made to order using high quality ingredients with minimal processing.  We offer both raw cookie dough and fresh baked cookies to ensure the best product possible is put into your hands. Please visit our website at the link below.

Founders Donuts

We are a pre-order donut experience, where every donut is made to order! Submit an order on our website and your handcrafted donuts will be ready for pick up. Our menu has a rotating selection of classic flavors and occasional surprise flavors. Producing the highest quality donuts and providing the most satisfying experience is our mission. We have developed a specific dough and glaze recipe for each donut flavor, We strongly believe in giving back to the community, so we donate a percentage of all our sales to local charities. To Learn More Please visit our website.

Hén-zhì by Chef Chris Yang

Hén-zhì by Chef Chris Yang specializes in experiences influenced by the night markets of Taiwan and Hawaii. We offer tasting menu style dinners and popups, private dinner catering as well as offering reheat at home Family Meal kits. We also run our sister popup, elChinoGrande, which is our casual popup where we partner mostly with Bay Area breweries. Check out our website for more information.

Hiroshi’s Catering

Executive Chef and Owner Aaron Thorne specializes in Japanese cuisine and showcases his talent with his traditional and innovative sushi.  Whether it's delivery, pick up, pop up, or a live sushi bar, Hiroshi's Catering delivers the fine dining experience to your home, office, or next outing. Hiroshi's Catering only uses Local, Organic, and Sustainable products to ensure you and your guests will have personalized, gourmet, quality food like you have never tasted before.  Quality and Taste are second to none!

Itty Bitty Bakeshoppe

Itty Bitty Bakeshoppe is a small batch bakery dedicated to hand-crafting bite-sized treats the old-fashioned way. Our baked goods are meant to bring you back to a time when the taste of something sweet could, if only for a moment, make your world a little brighter. Simple ingredients. Classic presentation. Delicious taste. We offer dessert catering services for private and corporate events and you can also find our signature items available everyday at Diablo Foods in Lafayette.


The folks at JamAlula love fruit. Luscious, dewey, vine and tree-ripened, naturally sweet or intensely sweet/tart -- there's nothing like fresh fruit. They aim to capture each season at its peak with handcrafted, European-style jams using heirloom or vintage varietals like blenheim apricots, Elephant Heart plums, McHenry peaches, red raspberries and more. Their fruit is sourced locally from farmers who use organic growing methods.  Simple, pure, low sugar jams, with no added sugars, pectin or preservatives.  Their belief is simple:  selecting the best fruit and treating it with gentle care will create a delight for the soul and palate

My Sustainable Table

Nourish your body with My Sustainable Table’s organic, grass-fed & plant-rich meals and nutritional products. Each meal option is carefully designed, chef-crafted & ready-to-eat. Just order, wait for your delivery, heat, and served!  Our carefully curated catering menus, grazing tables & grazing boards are made with hand-selected, organic ingredients in addition to the meal service. Whether you have a small or large event, we have created it all throughout our six years in the East Bay. At my Sustainable Table, we love to meet the needs of each individual and understand that we are all looking for that special touch. That special touch is what we do best.

Out of the Cave Foods

When Johan Camilo "Cam" struggled to keep up with his health, he found CrossFit and quickly found that he needed a better diet; that's when he found Out of the Cave, a Paleoish food truck. Soon after this discovery, Cam partnered with the chef and started to have the meals available online. In February 2019, Cam took over the business and made it exclusively available online built a more robust online presence. He dedicated himself to his clients by making available a weekly meal service giving his client more support with their daily lives by providing them with healthy and yummy food. Cam re-did the menu to include now over 200 items and weekly specials, using mainly Paleo as a base (Macro nutrient-rich, no preservatives, no artificial flavors, lots of organic, non-GMO, grass-fed, antibiotic-free, etc.). The menu is filled with house-made ingredients, and flavors from around the world regularly offer Paleo, Keto, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian, and Vegan, and regular yummy options too.

Queen of Crusts

Queen of Crusts specializes in handcrafted flatbread Take N Bake pizzas, Pizza Kits and Flatbread Crusts DELIVERED to your home or curbside pickup.  We offer organic, nongmo, gluten free, non dairy and vegan options. We are a family, POC, LGBTQ+ owned small business.

Sabores Del Sur

Sabores del Sur is a traditional South American food and catering company owned and operated by Chilean Chef Guisell Osorio. We had a restaurant in Walnut Creek for seven years but decided to change our business model due to the recent pandemic. We now operate out of a professional commissary kitchen in Lafayette. Customers can now place orders by calling Chef Guisell and picking them up at a pre-arranged time. We have weekly specials of Chef Guisell’s most popular creations, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest info. To place an order, please call Chef Guisell at (510) 406-4980 or visit our website.

Sparkles & Joy

Hi! My name is Semira. I'm originally from New York but no stranger to the Bay Area. Food has always played an important role in my life, both culturally and spiritually.  During these unprecedented times, I hope to bring our community closer together through food. My mission is to diversify our take-out offerings in Walnut Creek and Lamorinda, with a focus on locally sourced vendors throughout the Bay Area. We provide curated meals weekly and an online store to help supplement and bolster your dining experience. Our tagline is "Stories for your Table," we hope you enjoy our boxes and the stories of the people that made you the food.

Urban Organics Catering

We are a boutique catering company based in the gorgeous Bay Area established in 2007. We cater both corporate and private events with a seasonal wedding division. Our vision is simple, delivering unparalleled service and dining experience to our clients. We focus on seasonal, local and organic menus. This coupled with the curation of design and inspired cuisine sets us apart.

Contact Us

The Lafayette Kitchen provides both professional and aspiring chefs with Industrial tools of the trade to expand their business and sharpen their game. If you are interested in renting kitchen space or want more information, please submit the form, and one of our representatives will get back to you on the short order.

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