Former Chez Panisse Pastry Chef at Certified Kitchens!

We’re SO absolutely excited to announce that our wonderful partnership with Sprouts Cooking Club, is bringing the famous Alexandre Wishnant Chocolate decadence classes to be hosted in our kitchens on April 12th (Tempering Molds & Decorating) 1-3pm & April 19th (Creating a Ganache Filling) 1-3pm.  These classes are made possible by the amazing sponsors:  Certified Kitchens :), Alter Eco Fair Trade, Straus Family Creamery & Whole Foods Market in Oakland.

Alexandre is doing a 2-part apprenticeship in chocolate making in our kitchens on the above dates!  Sprouts young chefs will learn secrets from Alexandre about her Chocolate Decadence with Gate’ Comme des Filles!  Alexandre was in Paris making her chocolate famous & just came back to the Bay Area & Bi-Rite stores just announced that Alexandre’s chocolates are the BEST they’ve ever had, they stated!  Go to to sign up today!

“Sprouts stands for allowing children in the kitchen of working professional chefs”- quoted by the New York Times

Sprouts is a tremendous mentor to our youth for hands-on experience with REAL chefs in REAL commercial kitchens, with using ONLY REAL ingredients.

Steps to Starting a Supporting Organic and/or Gluten Free Foodie Business!

WHERE are you going to prepare your new food idea?  Certified Kitchens is a fabulous choice!  Our location on Shattuck Ave is in the heart of the foodie healthy movement & centrally located to access most of your your local Organic produce and variety of specialty food items!

WHAT commercial rental kitchen will have the right equipment & supporting environment?  Certified Kitchens might be the kitchen rental answer you’ve been waiting for!  Bakery roll-in ovens, 60qt & 30qt. mixers, kettle to make that perfect syrup, convection ovens & much more!  Three dedicated Gluten Free kitchens or three dedicated Supporting Organic kitchens for for your NON cross contamination food preparation environments.

How about Marketing?  Don’t forget that unique branding for your specialty food product.  Here at Certified Kitchens we can HELP you get your certifications either Gluten Free Certified or Organic Certified & differentiate yourself in this highly competitive marketplace!

Are YOU ready to make that leap on this journey of food prep? Make sure you have your number one fan club of family & friends behind your food endeavor.

Do you have a business plan?  Make sure you do a product comparison & remember your  product should be unique in the marketplace. Set goals, goals, & more goals…..

Do you have adequate Insurance & health permits?  Do your homework before you start your foodie business and Certified Kitchens is definitely there for your cooking preparation needs!

Most importantly, have fun at whatever you do with local Organic or Gluten Free food preparation!

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Support Organic AND/OR Gluten Free Food Prep!

Did you know CCOF (3rd party certifier) from Santa Cruz qualifies you to be USDA Organic Certified?  Certified Kitchens will make your process easier to be Certified Organic because we are Supporting Members of Organic with CCOF!

I encourage you to come check out our newly constructed bay area six kitchen rentals.  We also have three of the six kitchens dedicated Organic & Gluten Free & we’re working with the Gluten Intolerance Group to help you get GF Certified.  The North Bay Celiac Group is a big advocate of GF food preparation in a total clean non-contaminated gluten free environment & they applaud Certified Kitchens good food manufacturing practices.

We’re very excited to see who’ll be cooking in our kitchens…we’re weeks away from opening our 6 rental kitchens, we welcome your comments!