Food & Restaurant Resources
Welcome to the Solano Napa Resource Guide for Food Business Entrepreneurs.
This is part of our Restaurant & Food advising support for Solano and Napa County businesses
Note: This page is for information only; the Solano-Napa SBDC does not endorse nor are we affiliated with any of the resources listed. The following list is also NOT an exhaustive list; other options may also be available.
Businesses are all different and the type of kitchen space you need depends greatly on what product you are creating and how much of it, permitting/legal requirements, and your budget, as well as general logistics.
To find a commercial kitchen space that works for your needs, sign up for NO COST SBDC advising to help you identify and secure the space that meets your need.
Commercial Rental / Commissary Kitchens
Commissaries are rentable commercial kitchens where your food business can create and store your food products. Many commissary kitchens provide food trucks and mobile vendors with overnight parking and equipment storage. While rentable commercial kitchens often provide additional services for food trucks, they’re used by a variety of off premise dining operations.
These rentable spaces range from shared commercial kitchens (created as shared space), private commercial kitchens (for your business only), renting a restaurant’s kitchen (in off-time when they aren’t using it), and other non-traditional spaces such as churches, social clubs, schools, and retirement communities that may have time and space that they aren’t using.
Commissaries are often used for:
- Food Trucks
- Ghost Kitchens
- Pop-up Restaurants
- Restaurants (for takeaway/delivery orders)
- Concession Stands
We have compiled a list of shared and commercial kitchens to get you started. This list is for information only; we do not endorse any of these organizations or benefit from your working with them.
Please note that there are often many more food production spaces available and our expert advisors can assist you in finding them (at no cost).
Kitchens in Napa County
Spork Kitchens, 1758 Industrial Way, Suite 106, Napa 94558 | 707.210-7624
Contact: Brad & Sandy Sauter
Zuzu Commissary Kitchen, 101 S Coombs, Napa 94559 | 707.815-2780
Contact: Ben Robinson email@example.com
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1226 Salvador Ave, Napa 94558 | 707.255-9426
Contact: Kathleen firstname.lastname@example.org
Toasted Napa, 20 Enterprise Ct, Unit 2, Napa 94558
Contact: Ariella Wolkowicz email@example.com
Marks the Spot, 20 Enterprise Court, Napa CA 94558 | 707-738-8404
Grace Episcopal, 314 Spring Street, St Helena CA 94574 | 707-963-4157
Kitchens in the San Francisco East Bay
The Prep Station
A Street Kitchen
The Alice Collective
Co-Packers for Food Production
A co-packer, short for “contract packer” or “co-manufacturer,” is a company that specializes in manufacturing and packaging food products on behalf of other food businesses. They can help streamline production, reduce costs, and ensure product consistency.
Co-packers are a great option when you want to hand your recipe off and have a facility make it for you. However, some key challenges include:
- You typically need to scale up your product to the levels of minimum requirements in volume that most co-packers have
- Co-packers specialize in specific types of food, so finding a match can be difficult
Moreover, unlike finding a conveniently located commissary kitchen nearby, your best match for a co-packer may be located much further away from your location. For instance, for a business in California, it isn’t uncommon to work with a co-packer elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.
If co-packing is right for you, finding the right co-packer is essential to the success of your business! For help planning your food products, sign up for no-cost SBDC advising to help you with your journey finding a co-packer and more.
This list is for information only; we do not endorse any of these organizations or benefit from your working with them.
Co-packers in Northern California
- ABCO Labs
2450 South Watney Way, Fairfield, CA 94533 | 800-678-2226
Contact: Stephanie Stanben firstname.lastname@example.org
Products: Herbs and spices, seasonings, dry and liquid marinades, gourmet soups and baking mixes; product development and private labeling.
- Belfiore Cheese Company
2031-A Second Street, Berkeley CA 94710 | 510-540-5500
Products: all varieties of fresh cheeses with no additives or preservatives and Indian paneer
- Bell-Carter Packaging
2200 Lapham Drive, Modesto, CA 95354 | 209-549-5939
Products: Contract packaging; complete range of station packaging and assembly line services.
- Bella Viva Orchards
3019 Quincy Road, Denair, CA 95316 | 800-552-8218 / 209-883-4146
Products: dried fruits and nuts, trail mix and chocolate covered fruits and nuts
- Blossom Valley Foods
20 Casey Street, Gilroy, CA 95020 | 408-848-5520 / 408-848-1249
Products: non-alcoholic cocktail mixers, vinegars, organic and all natural sauces dressings and hot sauces
- Busetto Foods
1090 West Church Street, Fresno, CA 93706 | 209-237-9591
Products: salami and meats
- Caffe Classico Foods
3000 Executive Parkway, Suite 450, San Ramon, CA 94583 | 925-602-5400
Products: Gelato, Sorbets and Dessert Toppings
- California Concentrate Co.
18678 North Highway 99, Acampo, CA 95220 | 209-334-9112
Contact: Tom Alexander email@example.com
Products: Grape and fruit juice concentrates
- California Natural Products
1250 E. Lathrop Road, Lathrop, CA 95330 | 209-858-2525
Products: Aseptic food and beverages
- California Spice Basket, Inc.
306 Lang Road, Burlingame CA 94010 | 650-771-6100
Products: Dry goods including Spices and Seasonings; Cake, Brownie and Soup mixes, Dairy creamers and Powdered drink mixes; Salt blends; Coffee, Chocolate or Teas blends; Cereals and Rice mixes; Dietary Supplements
- Capay Canyon Ranch
PO Box 508, Esparto, CA 95627 | 530-662-2372
Products: Almonds & walnuts, tomatoes (dried), table grapes
- Carol Hall’s Hot Pepper Jelly Company
890 Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 | 866-737-7379 / 707-961-1899
Products: jams and jellies
- CMS Fine Foods
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | 707-473-9651
Products: Hot Sauces, BBQ Sauces, Steak Sauces, Mustards, Marinades, Dressings, Jams & Jellies, Asian Style Sauces, Condiments, Catsups, Cocktail Mixers, Custom Recipes
- Food Imagineering
27 Los Flores Avenue, South San Francisco 94080 | 650-483-7447
Contact: Garry Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org
Products: BBQ sauces, Mustards, Marinades and more
- Fruit Fillings Inc
2531 East Edgar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706 | 559-237-4715
Products: Fruit products from the simple strawberry glaze to the most sophisticated pectin based jams
- George Chiala Farms
15500 Hill Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Phone: 408-778-0562
Products: prepared vegetable: freezing, cold packing, fire roasting, dehydration
- Golden West Specialty Foods, Inc.
1201 Montgomery Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066 | 800-584-4481 / 650-553-9327
Contact: Lawrence Ames email@example.com
Products: Condiments, BBQ sauces, hot and ethnic sauces, marinades and rubs, spice and seasoning blends, dressings, mustards, seafood sauces, and pasta sauces.
333 Johnson Road, Los Banos, CA 93635 | 209-826-8850
Products: Sauces, margarines and spreads of traditional formulas as well as creative plant-based spreads
- Mad Will’s Food Company
2043 Airpark Court, Suite 10, Auburn 95602 | 530-823-8527
Products: shelf stable condiments, BBQ sauces, Pasta sauces, Hot sauces, Salad dressings, Jams and Jellies, Ketchups and Mustards and Asian sauces
- Maison de Monaco
2565 Third St. #316, San Francisco 94107 | 415-504-4016
Products: Preserves, jams and chutneys
- Miss Scarlett, Division of Rhett, Inc.
PO Box 1488, Burlingame, CA 94011 | 800-345-673-4650
Products: Hors d’oeuvres/Appetizers, Olives, Pickles & Pickled Vegetables.
- Pacific Choice Brands, Inc.
4667 East Date Avenue Fresno, CA 93725 | 559-237-5583
Products: Sauces, Salsa, pickles
- Pro-culinary Kitchens
373 N Fresno St, Clovis, CA 93701 | 559-213-4698
Products: Frozen, canned or preserved fruit and vegetables
- Ramar Foods International Inc.
1101 Railroad Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94596 | 925-439-9009 / 800-660-0962
Contact: PJ Quesada firstname.lastname@example.org
Products: USDA, Juice/Cider, Hors d’oeuvres/Appetizers, Ice Cream/Sorbet and other frozen.
- Santini Foods, Inc.
16505 Worthley Drive, San Lorenzo, CA 94580 | 510-317-8888
Website: santinifoods.com and wil16.wixsite.com/santini-foods
Contact: Roger Tan, Ph.D. email@example.com
Products: Sweetened condensed milks and chocolate syrups & sauces; Only sweetened condensed milk producer on the West Coast
- Sonoma Gourmet
21787 8th Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476 | 707-939-3700
Products: Wet food products
- Stapleton Spence
1900 Highway 99 Gridley, CA 95948 | 408-297-8815
Products: Beverages including juice, tea bottling, bagging, canning and brewing, sports beverages, concentrates. Bottling and aseptic.
- Super Store Industries
2600 Spengler Way, Turlock, CA 95380 | 209-664-3241
Products: Dairy, ice cream, and juice production
- SupHerb Farms
300 Diane Drive, Turlock, CA 95380 | 209-633-3600 / 800-SUPHERB
Products: Fresh Frozen Culinary Herbs, Specialty Vegetables and Fusions, Blends, Pastes and Purees
- Valley Fig Growers
2028 South Third Street, Fresno, CA 93702 | 559-237-3893 x106
Products: Baking Mixes and Ingredients, Balsamic Vinegar and Dried Fruits.
834 Striker Ave, Suite D-E, Sacramento, CA 95834 | 833-999-7225
Locations in Nevada, Maryland, California, Georgia, Colorado, Michigan.
- Z Specialty Foods
1221 Harter Avenue, Woodland, CA 95776 | 800-678-1226
Products: Varietal honeys, honey fruit spreads, select nut butters, Honey in the Straw
Co-packers in Southern California
Co-Packers in Southern California
- Aaron Thomas Company, Inc.
7421 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92841 | 800-394-4776
Website: packaging.com | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Products: Contract packaging
- Ace CoPack
376 Loranne Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767 | 310-564-6764
Contact: Jason Shah, President Jason@acecopack.com;
Products: Ready to eat popcorn
- Bee International
211 Boswell Road, Suite 5, Chula Vista, CA 91914. Phone: 800-421-6465, 619-710-1822. Fax: 619-710-1822
Product: seasonal candy offerings in tins and display
- Caffe D’Amore, Inc.
1107 South Mountain Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016. Phone: 800-999-0171; 626-792-9146. Fax: 626-932-0152. Email: email@example.com:
Description of services or product specialties: Kosher/Organic/Natural Baking mixes, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Tea.
- Ceylon Teas Inc.
310 North Palm Avenue, Suite B, Brea, CA 92821. Phone: 562-690-2576. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product: premium teas.
- Cross Roots Juice – Copacker, Product development services, QA/QC Product testing services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Glass, Plastic, Scale-up recipes, Scale-up recipes, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, Other We specialize in small and start-ups, Free Consulting services, Paid Consulting services
2647 Ariane Drive, San Diego, CA 92117. Phone: (858) 245-1678. Email: email@example.com. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . Looking for Cold-Pressed Juice – We can co-pack your juice in our packaging or yours… We use 12 oz glass jars. We use a commercial Cold-pressed juice machine for the highest quality, best-tasting juice possible. We have connections to many local produce vendors and can extend any discounts we have accused in our 10+ years of business. Click here for our Facebook page. Located in San Diego County. (ADDED: August 16, 2022)
- Day-Lee Foods, Inc.
Contact: Dan Van Gompel
13055 East Molette Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Phone: 562-802-6800; 800-329-5331. Fax: 562-926-8630
- E. Waldo Ward & Son
Richard and Jeff Ward
273 E. Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Phone: 800-355-9273. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of services or product specialties: Wet Products, jams, jellies, marmalades and sauces.
- Gramercy Bakery LLC – Copacker, Bakery, Kosher, CERTIFIED ORGANIC, Plastic, We can source (find) ingredients, Private labeling
20405 Gramercy Place, Torrance, CA 90501. Phone: (310) 787-8028. Email: email@example.com. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . We specialize in baked cookies and both baked and unbaked extruded bars. Located in Los Angeles County. (ADDED: July 19, 2021)
- K&G Custom Foods Inc.
Contact: Dan Chavarin, Operations Manager
2515 Britannia Blvd, San Diego, CA 92154. Phone: 619-651-9033. Fax: 619-374-2819. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of services or product specialties: K&G Custom Foods Inc. operates in a 16,000 sq ft facility with full compliance within both FDA
21 CFR ‘ 123; Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and USDA 9 CFR ‘ 417; Food Safety and
Inspection Service (FSIS) regulation.
- Linda’s Gourmet Latkes
Contact: Linda Housberg
7245 Canby Avenue, Reseda, CA 91335. Phone: 818-705-2364; 818-705-2537. Email: email@example.com.
- Minimus Products LLC –
1260 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park, CA 91320. Phone: (805) 376-6352.
Contract packager with low minimums, specializing in: small packets of food (both kosher and organic certified) and non-food liquids, powders, and pastes; gusseted and non-gusseted bag/jar/bottle fill/seal/cap; liquid bottle fill/cap; with additional warehousing/fulfillment, and sales/distribution opportunities through partner company.
- My Green Network – Copacker, Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Product development services, Packaging, Distributor, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Bakery, Hot packing, Cold packing, Glass, Plastic, Metal, Paper, Scale-up recipes, Scale-up recipes, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, Other We specialize in small and start-ups, Free Consulting services, Paid Consulting services
3200 S. Susan St, Santa Ana, CA 92704. Phone: (323) 488-3314. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . We are Southern California’s Premier Cannabis Cloud Kitchens. We apply for cannabis manufacturing licenses for our members on both city and state and acquire their licenses. Members can manufacture their products lawfully in our spaces and sell on the licensed recreational market (THC and CBD). We have some specialized equipment that permits mid-production output (~12,000 pieces/hour). This is not limited to food products. Members can also produce: Vape Cartridges, Flower, Pre-rolls, Infused Pre-rolls, Beauty products (Balms, salves, etc.) Tinctures, soft-gel capsules, and more. Members can also bring their own equipment. Click here for our Facebook page. Located in Orange County. (ADDED: April 23, 2022)
- Nimiano Spices Inc – Copacker, Packaging, Distributor, Dry shelf storage, Glass, Plastic, Scale-up recipes, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, We specialize in small and start-ups
9614 Cozycroft Ave, Suite A, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Phone: (310) 210-6365. Email: . Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: . Order any kind of our products or bring your bulk inventory, specify size and shape you need. We pack, seal and label with your own desired labels. Please contacts us for more details on costume label designs or specific bottle you might consider. Click here for our Facebook page. Located in Los Angeles County. (ADDED: July 19, 2021)
- Premier Foods, LLC
Contact: Loreto Mauro
12946 Park Street, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Phone: 562-944-1858. Fax: 562-9449054;. Email: email@example.com.
Primary focus: Co-packer specializing in private label, hot and cold fill, glass & plastic containers, FDA
certified, organic and kosher certified, pH and non pH controlled products, nutritional labeling, fully
licensed and insured, small minimum runs.
- Pure Co-Packing/Earth Source Organics – Copacker, Product development services, Packaging, Drop-shipper, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Kosher, CERTIFIED ORGANIC, Nut-free facility, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, We specialize in small and start-ups, Paid Consulting services
1370 Decision St. Suite C, Vista, CA 92081. Phone: (760) 734-1867. Open: for hours and availability. Directions: directions. Click here for a map and directions. CERTIFIED ORGANIC, Vegan, Kosher, Gluten-Free, Allergen/Nut Free except coconut, chocolate, enrobed, molded, stone grinding, dry ingredients in stand-up pouches, extruded food bars, balls many shapes of extruded and then flow wrapped. No Baking capability. Other products being made here also if machinery is provided quite often we can make your product for you if we do not have the machines. (ADDED: June 10, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
- Sae Kitchen – Copacker, Commercial kitchen, Incubator, Product development services, QA/QC Product testing services, Recipe development, Business development consulting services, Refrigerated storage, Freezer storage, Dry shelf storage, Glass, Plastic, Paper, We can file forms and paperwork, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, Business services, We specialize in small and start-ups, Free Consulting services, Paid Consulting services
980 Los Vallecitos , San Marcos , CA 92069. Phone: (619) 851-2904. Email: Info @saekitchen.co.. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. 14 years in business, two locations. 10 kitchens. We’re here to help you grow your business. Many success stories to share. Call Nina at 619-851-2904 Located in San Diego County. (ADDED: December 11, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
- Sona & Hollen
3712 Cerritos Avenue.br>Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Phone: 310-431-1379. Fax: 314-598-6207
Description of services or product specialties: Tomatoes and other wet food products.
- Tender Heifer Snack Co. – Copacker, Product development services, Recipe development, Packaging, Drop-shipper, Distributor, Nut-free facility, Plastic, Scale-up recipes, Scale-up recipes, We can source (find) ingredients, We can source (find) packaging, Private labeling, We specialize in small and start-ups
175 N Cawston Ave Ste 145, Hemet, CA 92545. Phone: (925) 448-7778. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Tender Heifer Snack Co. provides gourmet products with Wholesale Distribution and Private Label Opportunities for you to promote your Brand of jerky and snack products. We have made it simple to get started: A private label program designed on what works best for you Super Low Minimums to Get You Started Quickly, Minimal Start-Up Investment, unlike that required by many other jerky and snack companies. Decades of Experience Creating Businesses For the past decade we focused on the jerky and snack industry, offering a simple and effective program to help you succeed. Contact us today to learn how easily you can start your private-label product line.
- Triple H Food Processors
Contact: Tom Harris
5821 Wilderness, Riverside, CA 92504. Phone: 909-352-5700. Fax: 951-352-5710. Email: email@example.com.
Product: multi-use co-packer.
- Universal Pure – Copacker, Refrigerated storage, Cold packing, Plastic, Other Larger volumes only
3251 De Forest Cir, Mira Loma, CA 91752. Phone: (951) 582-3828. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Universal Pure offers beverage co-packing (juice, tea, cold brew, and more) co-packing (blending, filling, bottling) as well as High Pressure Processing (HPP), labeling, date coding, cold storage, and more. Click here for our Facebook page. Located in Riverside County.