The home cooking movement continues to gain steam as counties throughout the state begin to set up systems to allow home cooks to sell their food. According to the COOK Alliance, the City of Berkeley passed their MEHKO (Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation) ordinance and hopes to begin issuing permits in early 2021. In Alameda County, a final vote on the MEHKO ordinance may happen next month.

An engaging short film, produced by Eda Benjakul and her team, offers an inside look at several MEHKO operators and their home cooking businesses. Read more about MEHKOs: here