Food Business Requirements

Requirements for ALL Food Businesses

  1. Create a business entity: file for an LLC with the Secretary of State (~$100)
  2. Obtain a food handlers permit from the Tulsa Health Department (~$13)
  3. Apply for an employer identification number with the IRS (free)
  4. License with Tulsa Health Department at a commercial kitchen (~$500)
    1. Research licensing types
  5. Apply for a sales tax permit with the OK Tax Commission ($25)

For a full list of requirements and costs for joining Kitchen 66's kitchen, click here.

Additional Resources for Food Startups

Meet Ups

  • Cultivate918
  • 1 Million Cups
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week


  • Tulsa Health Department
  • Tulsa Tax Commission 




Workspaces & Incubators

Competitions & Funding

  • Tulsa Startup Series
  • Mimosa Tree Capital Partners
  • i2E

Advisors & Courses

  • REI Women's Business Center 
  • Score
  • Food and Agriculture Product Center (FAPC)