Food Channel Facilities
The Food Channel Test Kitchen is an actual space where you are first introduced to the world’s largest fork – literally a 35-foot structure outside the building. Inside, 10,000 square feet is devoted to studios, offices and kitchens for the development of recipes, food photography and video. This includes four open landscape-style kitchens with foodservice-grade equipment (from Enodis), three walk-in freezers, dining areas, and a large library of both historic as well as the latest cookbooks.
In addition, there is a second campus available for shooting in a more residential setting, offering 60+ acres of a beautiful wooded environment, including orchards, gardens, and beekeeping.
The Test Kitchens of The Food Channel have been used for more than 40 years to create new food concepts and innovative recipes for major food brands and businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industries. Our Kitchens work in conjunction with The Food Channel Studios, and are used daily for food photography and videography, as well as food chat shows, cooking classes, and special appearances by guest chefs. We are with chefs, nutritionists, marketing specialists, research staff, food writers and other creative, experienced food industry professionals.
Culinary work created in these kitchens has been featured in a variety of publications including The Saturday Evening Post, Food Arts, Nation’s Restaurant News, Restaurants & Institutions, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and a host of regional and online publications.