Need help naming your homemade food business? No matter if you’re selling artisan pickles, fresh-baked cookies or peanut butter smashed with your own hands we’re here to help.

We’ve organized a list of 257+ name ideas ideal for small cottage food businesses like yours. In this list we’ve outlined titles that are proven to help you sell more whether you’re planning to sell to friends and family members or try selling at the local farmer’s market. We’ve also compiled names to avoid and best practices to inspire your artisan food brand. Let’s do this!

Cookies like this are a popular cottage food business option.

Here are a few names to avoid at all costs. While it can be tempting to be clever with your small food business name, sarcasm and humor usually don’t resonate across a wide swatch of demographics. As a result, steer clear of the following:

  • My Personal Test Kitchen
  • Science Experiment
  • My Messy Kitchen
  • DIY Cakes
  • First Time Chef
  • Day Old Baker
  • Leftover Cupcakes
  • Dave’s Funeral Biscuits
  • The Spoiled Chef
  • Terrible Bakers Co.
  • Moldy Muffins
  • Stale Sandwiches Supreme
  • Bland Bites Bakery
  • Lousy Lasagna Lounge
  • Crummy Crust Pies
  • Dull Donuts Delight
  • Terrible Tofu Tavern

Related Reading: How I Started a $1,800/Month Booze-Infused Baking Business

  • Wretched Wraps World
  • Horrible Hummus Hut
  • Gruesome Gravy Gourmet
  • Nasty Noodle Nook
  • Pathetic Pancake Palace
  • Rotten Risotto Room
  • Sad Salad Station
  • Boring Burger Barn
  • Ghastly Gelato Garage
  • Dreary Dumpling Den
  • Frightful Fries Factory
  • Miserable Macaron Mansion
  • Woeful Waffle Warehouse
  • Tragic Taco Tower
  • Piteous Pizza Parlor
  • Lamentable Lemonade Lane
  • Grimy Granola Grind
  • Disastrous Dessert Dive
  • Appalling Apple Pie Alley
  • Regrettable Ravioli Realm
  • Sorrowful Soup Spot
  • Unappetizing Udon Universe
  • Distressing Drink Depot

Remember, these names are intentionally “bad” and meant for comedic purposes. Always choose a name that reflects the quality and essence of your food. 

Homemade Food Business Name Ideas 

Woman tying an apron in a bow behind her back.

Get your apron ready.

  • Kitchen Crafted Delights
  • Spoonful Sensations
  • Batched Bliss Bites
  • Homespun Spoonery
  • Artisanal Apron Eats
  • Hearth & Spoon Creations
  • Hand Whisked Wonders
  • Small Batch Savor
  • Culinary Cottage Crafts
  • Spoon & Hearth Delicacies
  • Home Brewed Batches
  • Artful Oven Artistry
  • Spoon Stirred Specialties
  • Crafted Culinary Comforts
  • Homely Handmade Harvest
  • Spoonful Symphony
  • Batched & Brewed Bites
  • Hearthstone Handcrafts
  • Artisan Apron Appetites
  • Spooned Sensations
  • Homestead and Happy
  • Crafty Kitchen Concoctions
  • HandHeld Hearth Eats
  • Spoon & Sizzle Selections
  • Artisan Oven Offerings
  • Homey HandCrafted Cuisine
  • Spooned & Served
  • Hearth & Hand Culinary
  • Small Spoon Specialties
  • Artful Batched Bites

Homemade Catering Business Names

Catering spread for a Mexican food concept.

  • Our Cottage Catering
  • Home Kitchen Catered
  • Grandma’s Spirit Catering Co. 
  • The Big House Catering 
  • Convict Catering Club
  • Cast of Caterers
  • Homespun Harvest Catering
  • Hearthstone Handmade
  • CulinaryCove Classics
  • HomelyHaven Hostings
  • Fireside Fusion Feasts
  • Homestead Hotplates
  • Hearth & Harmony Events
  • Cozy Cuisine Caterers
  • Family Affair Catering 
  • The Homely Harvest
  • Mom and Dad Cater Your Party 
  • Your House. Our Cooking. 
  • Granny’s Gourmet Gatherings
  • Nostalgic Nibbles Catering
  • Americana Atrium Eats
  • Grandma’s Grill Fest
  • Old Time Tastings
  • Homestead Hearth & BBQ
  • Nana’s Nostalgic Nosh
  • Patriotic Plates Catering
  • Grandma’s Garden Grub
  • Vintage Vittles Ventures
  • BBQ Bliss by Grandma
  • Nostalgic Nana’s Nourishment
  • Americana Appetite Affairs
  • Old School Smoke & Serve
  • Granny’s Grill & Grub
  • Heartland Hearth Catering
  • Nana’s Nostalgic BBQ
  • Timeless Tastings Treats
  • Grandma’s Great American Grill
  • Heritage Hearth & BBQ
  • Nana’s Nourishing Nostalgia
  • OldFavorites Feastings
  • Granny’s Garden Gatherings
  • Americana Aromas & Appetites
  • Time-Honored Tidbits by Nana
  • Grandma’s BBQ Banquets
  • Nostalgic Nosh & Nourish
  • Heartfelt Hearth & BBQ
  • Granny’s Gourmet Grill
  • Timeless Traditions Tastings

Cottage Food Business Names 

Catering works great for food trucks and restaurants.

 

 

  • Small Batch Bliss
  • Cottage Craft Confections
  • Small Spoon Sensations
  • Homestead Harvest Delights
  • Handcrafted Happiness
  • Tiny Batch Taste Buds
  • Culinary Cottage by Kim 
  • Small Scale Sweets & Savories
  • Heather’s Handmade
  • Artisan Atrium Eats
  • Sauce from the Cottage
  • Homestead Handmade Highlights
  • Olive in the Oven

Spread Business Names 

Irresistibly crunchy peanut butter.

  • Batched Bliss Butters
  • Spread Spoon Sensations
  • Small Scoop Spreads
  • Homestead Harvest Honeys
  • Handcrafted Heaven Jams
  • Tiny Batch Spread
  • Culinary Crafted Creams
  • Homespun Spreadable
  • The Butter Boutique
  • The Butter Babes
  • Handmade Honeys by Dave 
  • Crafted Culinary Concoctions
  • Fine Batch Butters
  • Hearth & Home Honey House
  • Artful Artisan Appetizers
  • Crafted Culinary Creams
  • Homestead Handmade Highlights
  • SpreadSavor Specialties
  • Harvest Hazelnut
  • Artful Jellies

Canning Business Names 

What do you like to can?

  • Berry Bottle Bliss
  • Veggie Vault Ventures
  • Fruitful Jar Journeys
  • Pickled Pepper Pantry
  • Tomato Twist Treasures
  • Jam Jar Jewels
  • Salsa Seal Selections
  • Brine & Beans Bottlings
  • Orchard Offerings Outlet
  • Relish & Roots Reserves
  • Canny Crafted Chutneys
  • Peach Preserve Palace
  • Marinara Mason Marvels
  • Berry & Broth Bottlings
  • Garden Glow Gourmet Jars
  • Citrus Seal Sanctum
  • Harvest Haven Heirlooms
  • Veggie Vista Vessels
  • Fruit & Fishery Finesse
  • Pickled Peach Pantry
  • Orchard to Olive Outpost
  • Briny Beets Boutique
  • Canned Cornucopia Creations
  • Tomato to Tuna Treasures
  • Jelly Jam Junction
  • Savor Sealed Sauces
  • Orchard Oasis Offerings
  • Veggie Vault Ventures
  • Marinade Mason Marvels
  • Fruitful Ferment Finds

Tips to Inspire a Winning Name

 

courtney mckamey

Many food businesses start from the home.

 

Good news. Since you’re coming up with a name for a hobby food business, you don’t need to stress out too much about big questions like the longterm vision for the company. At this point you don’t need to worry about getting into retail or figuring out how to scale the business into larger markets either.

 

If the goal is to stay small, make a few bucks on the side, and share food you love making, don’t become paralyzed by the company name. In many cases, hobby businesses like this will sell direct to friends, coworkers, and perhaps the occasional craft fare or famers market. Your product will be purchased because people already know you or want to try something new that can’t be bought elsewhere.

 

In some cases, small producers like this don’t even need to come up with a formal business name. You can operate these businesses using your own name assuming you adhere to all of the cottage food laws of your state.

 

One big piece of advice when naming a homemade food business is to embrace being small. Everyone that’s visiting a farmer’s market, checking out a county fair, or buying direct is choosing you because you’re a small-batch producer.

 

People visit a farmer’s market with the intent of supporting small-batch producers. They want their dollars to support local businesses just like you. Don’t fall into the trap of developing a brand name that makes you look bigger than you really are. In this case, small is good.

 

Just because you start small, doesn’t mean you need to stay small.

 

You’ll notice our “good names” list above follows this advice. All the examples published here establish the brand as local and hand made. There are three time-tested approaches used in these examples:

 

  • Name: By utilizing your own name or someone else’s, you suggest that something is small batch and made by a craftsman.
  • Heritage: You can using descriptive words like Grandma, Mom, Brother, or Father to establish that the recipe has been passed down for generations.
  • Location: Listing the name of your city, county or some famous landmark is another effective way to establish your brand as one of a kind.

 

We hope this guide has helped inspire you to come up with a winning name for your homemade food business. We can’t wait to see what you cook up!

Homemade Sandwich Spread Canned and Labeled.

Good Names

These examples are generated using time-tested approaches to title a business. At a high-level, each of these names embraces being small and local.

Consumers will naturally associate local with being small-batch, artisan, and exclusive. Each of these are characteristics of a winning small food brand.

  • Ruthie’s Artisan Chocolates
  • Charlie’s Kitchen
  • Grandmother’s Mixer
  • Momma’s Home Cooked Delights
  • From the Farm
  • Dad’s Backwoods Jerky
  • Small Batch Breads
  • Marshall County Spreads
  • The Backyard Garden
  • Johnson’s Veggie Farm
  • Homegrown Salsa Co.
  • Homespun Jelly and Jam
  • Neighbors Canned Goods
  • Community Baker’s Group
  • Jimmie’s Kettle Corn
  • Good Friends Table
  • Pioneer Cookies
  • Boston Hot Sauce
  • Maggie’s Fine Mustards
  • Carlito’s Gourmet Ketchup

Related Reading: 31 Awesome Cottage Food Businesses You Can Start Right Now

  • Auntie’s Bake Sale
  • Sisters Brownies
  • Homespun Tortilla’s
  • Grandaddy’s Famous Pickles
  • Two Rivers Granola Bars
  • Nighttime Canning Collective
  • My Mom’s Chicken Soup
  • Larry’s Homemade Carmel Corn
  • Family Recipe Foods
  • Cathy’s Custom Cakes and Pies
  • Local Casserole
  • Family Secret Recipe
  • Small Town Syrups
  • Pete’s Brittles and Fudge
  • Generations Rhubarb Sauce
  • Fertile Harvest
  • Papa’s Trail Mix
  • Riverside County Spice Co.
  • Billy’s Rib Rub
  • Sally’s Seasonings
  • Mountain Range Nuts and Berrys
  • Park City Marmalade
  • The Flavor of Home
  • Rangeland Fruits
  • Family Farm Produce
  • Small-Batch Corn Tortillas
  • Brother’s Butters and Spreads

Bad Names

Cookies like this are a popular cottage food business option.

Here are a few names to avoid at all costs. While it can be tempting to be clever with your small food business name, sarcasm and humor usually don’t resonate across a wide swatch of demographics. As a result, steer clear of the following:

  • My Personal Test Kitchen
  • Science Experiment
  • My Messy Kitchen
  • DIY Cakes
  • First Time Chef
  • Day Old Baker
  • Leftover Cupcakes
  • Dave’s Funeral Biscuits
  • The Spoiled Chef
  • Terrible Bakers Co.
  • Moldy Muffins
  • Stale Sandwiches Supreme
  • Bland Bites Bakery
  • Lousy Lasagna Lounge
  • Crummy Crust Pies
  • Dull Donuts Delight
  • Terrible Tofu Tavern

Related Reading: How I Started a $1,800/Month Booze-Infused Baking Business

  • Wretched Wraps World
  • Horrible Hummus Hut
  • Gruesome Gravy Gourmet
  • Nasty Noodle Nook
  • Pathetic Pancake Palace
  • Rotten Risotto Room
  • Sad Salad Station
  • Boring Burger Barn
  • Ghastly Gelato Garage
  • Dreary Dumpling Den
  • Frightful Fries Factory
  • Miserable Macaron Mansion
  • Woeful Waffle Warehouse
  • Tragic Taco Tower
  • Piteous Pizza Parlor
  • Lamentable Lemonade Lane
  • Grimy Granola Grind
  • Disastrous Dessert Dive
  • Appalling Apple Pie Alley
  • Regrettable Ravioli Realm
  • Sorrowful Soup Spot
  • Unappetizing Udon Universe
  • Distressing Drink Depot

Remember, these names are intentionally “bad” and meant for comedic purposes. Always choose a name that reflects the quality and essence of your food. 

Homemade Food Business Name Ideas 

Woman tying an apron in a bow behind her back.

Get your apron ready.

  • Kitchen Crafted Delights
  • Spoonful Sensations
  • Batched Bliss Bites
  • Homespun Spoonery
  • Artisanal Apron Eats
  • Hearth & Spoon Creations
  • Hand Whisked Wonders
  • Small Batch Savor
  • Culinary Cottage Crafts
  • Spoon & Hearth Delicacies
  • Home Brewed Batches
  • Artful Oven Artistry
  • Spoon Stirred Specialties
  • Crafted Culinary Comforts
  • Homely Handmade Harvest
  • Spoonful Symphony
  • Batched & Brewed Bites
  • Hearthstone Handcrafts
  • Artisan Apron Appetites
  • Spooned Sensations
  • Homestead and Happy
  • Crafty Kitchen Concoctions
  • HandHeld Hearth Eats
  • Spoon & Sizzle Selections
  • Artisan Oven Offerings
  • Homey HandCrafted Cuisine
  • Spooned & Served
  • Hearth & Hand Culinary
  • Small Spoon Specialties
  • Artful Batched Bites

Homemade Catering Business Names

Catering spread for a Mexican food concept.

  • Our Cottage Catering
  • Home Kitchen Catered
  • Grandma’s Spirit Catering Co. 
  • The Big House Catering 
  • Convict Catering Club
  • Cast of Caterers
  • Homespun Harvest Catering
  • Hearthstone Handmade
  • CulinaryCove Classics
  • HomelyHaven Hostings
  • Fireside Fusion Feasts
  • Homestead Hotplates
  • Hearth & Harmony Events
  • Cozy Cuisine Caterers
  • Family Affair Catering 
  • The Homely Harvest
  • Mom and Dad Cater Your Party 
  • Your House. Our Cooking. 
  • Granny’s Gourmet Gatherings
  • Nostalgic Nibbles Catering
  • Americana Atrium Eats
  • Grandma’s Grill Fest
  • Old Time Tastings
  • Homestead Hearth & BBQ
  • Nana’s Nostalgic Nosh
  • Patriotic Plates Catering
  • Grandma’s Garden Grub
  • Vintage Vittles Ventures
  • BBQ Bliss by Grandma
  • Nostalgic Nana’s Nourishment
  • Americana Appetite Affairs
  • Old School Smoke & Serve
  • Granny’s Grill & Grub
  • Heartland Hearth Catering
  • Nana’s Nostalgic BBQ
  • Timeless Tastings Treats
  • Grandma’s Great American Grill
  • Heritage Hearth & BBQ
  • Nana’s Nourishing Nostalgia
  • OldFavorites Feastings
  • Granny’s Garden Gatherings
  • Americana Aromas & Appetites
  • Time-Honored Tidbits by Nana
  • Grandma’s BBQ Banquets
  • Nostalgic Nosh & Nourish
  • Heartfelt Hearth & BBQ
  • Granny’s Gourmet Grill
  • Timeless Traditions Tastings

Cottage Food Business Names 

Catering works great for food trucks and restaurants.

 

 

  • Small Batch Bliss
  • Cottage Craft Confections
  • Small Spoon Sensations
  • Homestead Harvest Delights
  • Handcrafted Happiness
  • Tiny Batch Taste Buds
  • Culinary Cottage by Kim 
  • Small Scale Sweets & Savories
  • Heather’s Handmade
  • Artisan Atrium Eats
  • Sauce from the Cottage
  • Homestead Handmade Highlights
  • Olive in the Oven

Spread Business Names 

Irresistibly crunchy peanut butter.

  • Batched Bliss Butters
  • Spread Spoon Sensations
  • Small Scoop Spreads
  • Homestead Harvest Honeys
  • Handcrafted Heaven Jams
  • Tiny Batch Spread
  • Culinary Crafted Creams
  • Homespun Spreadable
  • The Butter Boutique
  • The Butter Babes
  • Handmade Honeys by Dave 
  • Crafted Culinary Concoctions
  • Fine Batch Butters
  • Hearth & Home Honey House
  • Artful Artisan Appetizers
  • Crafted Culinary Creams
  • Homestead Handmade Highlights
  • SpreadSavor Specialties
  • Harvest Hazelnut
  • Artful Jellies

Canning Business Names 

What do you like to can?

  • Berry Bottle Bliss
  • Veggie Vault Ventures
  • Fruitful Jar Journeys
  • Pickled Pepper Pantry
  • Tomato Twist Treasures
  • Jam Jar Jewels
  • Salsa Seal Selections
  • Brine & Beans Bottlings
  • Orchard Offerings Outlet
  • Relish & Roots Reserves
  • Canny Crafted Chutneys
  • Peach Preserve Palace
  • Marinara Mason Marvels
  • Berry & Broth Bottlings
  • Garden Glow Gourmet Jars
  • Citrus Seal Sanctum
  • Harvest Haven Heirlooms
  • Veggie Vista Vessels
  • Fruit & Fishery Finesse
  • Pickled Peach Pantry
  • Orchard to Olive Outpost
  • Briny Beets Boutique
  • Canned Cornucopia Creations
  • Tomato to Tuna Treasures
  • Jelly Jam Junction
  • Savor Sealed Sauces
  • Orchard Oasis Offerings
  • Veggie Vault Ventures
  • Marinade Mason Marvels
  • Fruitful Ferment Finds

Tips to Inspire a Winning Name

 

courtney mckamey

Many food businesses start from the home.

 

Good news. Since you’re coming up with a name for a hobby food business, you don’t need to stress out too much about big questions like the longterm vision for the company. At this point you don’t need to worry about getting into retail or figuring out how to scale the business into larger markets either.

 

If the goal is to stay small, make a few bucks on the side, and share food you love making, don’t become paralyzed by the company name. In many cases, hobby businesses like this will sell direct to friends, coworkers, and perhaps the occasional craft fare or famers market. Your product will be purchased because people already know you or want to try something new that can’t be bought elsewhere.

 

In some cases, small producers like this don’t even need to come up with a formal business name. You can operate these businesses using your own name assuming you adhere to all of the cottage food laws of your state.

 

One big piece of advice when naming a homemade food business is to embrace being small. Everyone that’s visiting a farmer’s market, checking out a county fair, or buying direct is choosing you because you’re a small-batch producer.

 

People visit a farmer’s market with the intent of supporting small-batch producers. They want their dollars to support local businesses just like you. Don’t fall into the trap of developing a brand name that makes you look bigger than you really are. In this case, small is good.

 

Just because you start small, doesn’t mean you need to stay small.

 

You’ll notice our “good names” list above follows this advice. All the examples published here establish the brand as local and hand made. There are three time-tested approaches used in these examples:

 

  • Name: By utilizing your own name or someone else’s, you suggest that something is small batch and made by a craftsman.
  • Heritage: You can using descriptive words like Grandma, Mom, Brother, or Father to establish that the recipe has been passed down for generations.
  • Location: Listing the name of your city, county or some famous landmark is another effective way to establish your brand as one of a kind.

 

We hope this guide has helped inspire you to come up with a winning name for your homemade food business. We can’t wait to see what you cook up!

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