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

Click here to see Zina Murray’s food safety certifications.

Facility Design

LSK offers design services including kitchen drawings, spec sheets, and hood engineering for construction. We do not provide stamped architectural drawings for permits– we can recommend licensed architects if you’re looking for recommendations.

We know what you need to get the job done in a facility, and we speak Health Department. Use us a little, or a lot– you define our role to fit your needs. We can facilitate Health Department reviews and approvals as required. We can recommend trusted professionals if you need assistance selecting design-build team members. (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.)


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 in our Construction 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.

Click here to see Zina Murray’s food safety certifications.

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.


  • 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!)


Over the past 12 years, LSK has supported scores of small food businesses in nearly every category. As a past operator of a shared kitchen, Zina’s got first-hand experience of risk, economics, priorities and success factors.

First consulting session costs $200/hour, two hour minimum. If our relationship continues, rate drops to $175/hour after ten hours billed. Once appointment is set, you email agenda/questions — in advance. You’ll leave session with meeting notes and follow-up resources.


  • Building/site/facility evaluation
  • Facility remodels/retrofits
  • Practice Health Inspections
  • Licensing, Chicago, State of Illinois
  • Health Code Regulations
  • Food Safety Procedures/SOP’s
  • Business Development/Financial Modeling
  • 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. First-session fee is $200 per hour, two hour minimum. Hourly rate drops to $175 per hour after ten hours billed.

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