Starting a home kitchen operation in Los Angeles County

Interesting in selling food from your home kitchen located in Los Angeles County? Below are the basic steps you'll need to complete to start your micro-enterprise home kitchen operation (MEHKO) business:

  1. Obtain a California Food Manager Certification
  2. Submit registration to the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health
  3. Prepare your home kitchen for inspection by your county's Department of Public Health
  4. Obtain MEHKO permit
  5. Sign up for HomeNom

How much is a MEHKO permit in Los Angeles County?

At this time, we do not know the fees that will be assessed for a MEHKO permit. However, we estimate the fees will be similar to the Class B Cottage Food Operation permit which is $254 as of August 8, 2013.