Introduction to MEHKO
Have you been looking for a way to share your cooking, baking or food traditions with your neighborhood and community? Or maybe you’re a food entrepreneur looking to start your food business journey? Well, The Micro Enterprise Food Kitchen Operation (MEHKO) available in Solano County may be a good fit – and we can help you get started!
Join Restaurant Advisors Shawn Walker Smith and Mani Niall as they discuss what will be required by your county for you to operate a home kitchen and sell your food. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!
About MEHKO in Solano:
This permit allows chefs to prepare, cook and serve food prepared in their home kitchen directly to consumers, either through delivery, take-out or dine-in at the house. Food must be cooked and served on the same day and approved MEHKO’s can serve up to 30 meals a day, or 60 meals per week.
MEHKO was established in California in 2019, with the passage of AB 626. Chefs can participate in MEHKO if their county has opted into the program. Solano County began that process in early 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic put it on hold – until now. Solano County’s Board of Supervisors officially approved MEHKO in March, 2021.
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