Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MEHKO)

A Micro-Enterprise Home Kitchen Operation (MEHKO) is a Food Facility that is operated by a resident from their private home kitchen.  Once permitted, a resident can store, handle, prepare and serve food to the public as allowed by State law similar to a restaurant, though State law does place limits on the number of meals that can be served, revenue that can be received, and on some foods that can be prepared, among other requirements.

Our office is now accepting applications for the MEHKO program. Please allow 14 business days for processing. All applications require an inspection of your residence and an annual operating fee and annual inspection thereafter.  All items on the application page must be submitted for it to be complete. Please contact our office for additional information at (707) 784-6765.

A MEHKO is not a Catering Registration or Cottage Food Operation.

Application Information

Useful Resources 

  MEHKO Application
  Standard Operating Procedures
  Food Safety Certification Providers  
Online Payment Link
  MEHKO Informational Poster
  MEHKO Operating Guidelines
  MEHKO Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  Internet Food Service Intermediary General Info
  Internet Food Service Intermediary FAQ
  CA Dept. of Public Health MEHKO webpage

Approved MEHKO's in Solano County (updated 2/13/2024)

 Fat Pandas Musubi
    3900 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534

Fire Craft BBQ LLC
567 Amanda Court
Vacaville, CA 95687

Dough Bottega
534 Hichborn Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Cookin N Carz
1505 Blossom Way
Dixon, CA 95620

  Sammy's B.N.K.
1954 Hummingbird Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534

  Flavor On the Town
631 Overland Court
Vacaville, CA 95688

Custom Cook To Go
2121 Saddlebred Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534

Home Room Thai Cuisine
730 Cinnabar Hills
Rio Vista, CA 94571

Dejoy's MHK
504 Ventura Court
Suisun City, CA 94585

Bake Ku Café
1766 Stuart Court
Benicia, CA 94510

Douce Ame Pastry Boutique
2428 Mainsail Court
Fairfield, CA 94534

Enchanted Cottage Kitchen
21 Carroll Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

1452 Humphrey Drive
Suisun City, CA 94585

El Camaron Crudo
253 E B Street
Dixon, CA 95620