We customize pricing structures and payment terms to fit the project—hourly, lump sum fee, or monthly retainer.

Facility Design

LSK can provide kitchen drawings for construction; we contract with trusted engineering professionals to provide them. We do not provide stamped architectural drawings that will be required to secure a construction permit.

We know codes, and we know what food folks need to work. Use us a little, or a lot– we’re happy to fill the role that completes your team. We can facilitate Health Department reviews often required for construction permits. (Note: CDPH review is not required in City of Chicago, it’s optional. We do not recommend you opt for a CDPH review, at this time.) We can recommend trusted professionals if you need assistance selecting design-build team members.


LSK can fulfill role of Owner’s Representative, Project Manager, or Consultant. Construction services are customized for each project. It can begin from start of design, construction, and follow-through to final licensing inspections, even beginning operations. Budget tracking, timeline management, contract review and negotiation, value engineering, equipment purchase & installation are more examples.

You can some of our projects under our Building Kitchens section.


Zina Murray is a HACCP plan writer and instructor, certified by the International HACCP Alliance. Services include HACCP plan writing, annual reviews, training, and regulatory submission and approval.

More specifics on the HACCP page.

Regulatory Compliance

Every level of our government has an impact on a food business, no matter how small. LSK understands requirements, and has relationships with State and Local Health Officials to constructively navigate your path. As an Illinois & Chicago Certified Food Safety Instructor and HACCP Instructor, Zina Murray can facilitate a credible discussion with health code regulators.

Some Examples

  • Facility review before Task Force or Health Dept Inspections
  • Production review for employee food safety practices
  • Floor plan review in schematic design phase for Health Dept & Buildings compliance
  • Facility approval from State and Local Health Dept’s
  • Business Licensing (call us first!)


Advisor, consultant, mentor, coach– pick the term for the services Zina Murray provides to small food businesses. When we operated our shared kitchen, we found ourselves advising our clients– naturally, our success was aligned with theirs.

You can request a single meeting for a fee of $175/hour, two hour minimum.

Some Examples

  • Building/site/facility evaluation
  • Facility remodels/retrofits
  • Practice Health Inspections
  • Licensing, Chicago, State of Illinois
  • Health Code Regulations
  • Food Safety Procedures/SOP’s
  • Specialized training

Business Licensing

How and when you apply for required food licenses has become a strategic step in your business decision-making. Getting guidance before you speak with regulators will save you time, money and hours of sleep. Regulatory enforcement and priorities are always changing, so how and when you apply is critical. Fees are $175 per hour, two hour minimum.

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