Thank you for considering becoming a user of Pretzel City Kitchens! To set up an informational meeting with the kitchen manager, please call 815-908-0224.

To register as a user, you are required to provide the following information:

  • Liability insurance policy ($1,000,000 coverage with PCK listed as additional insured)
  • Illinois sanitation license (Certified Food Protection Manager, or CFPM)
  • Health department certification (if required)
  • Completed background check form
  • Completed and signed User Agreement

After we receive this information, you will be able to utilize PCK. The kitchen is accessible 24/7 with an electronic key card. Bookings are required to reserved and paid for 24 hours in advance using our online booking software, shown here:

FAQ regarding user registration

Q: Where can I receive my sanitation license?

A: The Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) license must be obtained through an ANSI accredited program. The full list of these providers can be found here.

Q: I have an Illinois food handler’s card – is that sufficient?

A: No. In accordance with state and local regulations, users are required to obtain a CFPM license. However, if a user wishes to bring in additional employees, those employees are only required to have a food handler’s card – they are not required to have a CFPM license.

Q: How do I find out what certification I need from the health department?

A: Refer to the Classification of Establishments to determine which classification best suits your needs. If you have further questions, contact the Stephenson County Health Department at 815-599-0344.