A new cafe and rental kitchen named “Goodland Kitchen” opens at 231 S. Magnolia Ave in Old Town Goleta on Monday, March 28th. Hours will be Mon-Fri 7am – 2pm. Here is a description found on their web site

The Goodland Kitchen is a grab-and-go eatery in Old Town Goleta that specializes in delicious, artisinal, simple, and affordable food. We prepare food on a community scale, instead of an industrial scale, and utilize local and sustainable products so we can provide an exceptional culinary experience.

Your meal may include beans from Carpinteria, herbs from Ojai, avocados & lemons from Goleta, walnuts from Patterson Avenue, and lettuce from Santa Barbara. As our local food system grows, we hope to demonstrate that the demand for better food is real, powerful, long-lasting, and delightful.

The Goodland Kitchen is also the only commercial kitchen space in Santa Barbara County designed and managed specifically for the benefit of the small batch food producer on an hourly schedule. Our clients specialize in the production and or the re-packaging of locally grown food. 

 The Goodland Kitchen is committed to:

  • Local Agriculture, by supporting local farmers and creating our menu with seasonal items.
  • Sustainability, by making decisions that are environmentally, socially, and economically sound.
  • Education, by offering learning opportunities, including internships and cooking classes.
  • Culinary Craftsmanship, by providing artisan quality products and exceptional service.
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16 Responses to GOODLAND KITCHEN

  1. Paul says:

    Bring it on! I only understood about half of that, but fired up to check it out for lunch in a few weeks.

  2. NU says:

    is it “Artisanal” or “Artisinal”?

  3. Dianne says:

    I can’t see this as a “go”. Bad location and the intern thing is just a bad idea.

    • SL says:

      As far as the interns; after reading through their site it sounds like they aren’t really interns, just unpaid help. Seems kind of shady for a for profit business that has such good intentions to not hire employees, but instead mislead college kids that they are receiving an internship when it’s really more like they are signing up to be unpaid laborers. Business in the past have gotten into trouble for doing this very such thing.

    • Max says:

      Don’t judge till you try, the enthusiasm that these “interns” bring to this kitchen is unreal. I wish I had ten interns like them in my biz. And to boot the food in phenomenal, and how better to improve a location then to bring in something fabulous?

      • Julibelle says:

        Hey Max,
        Thanks for the props! Our first group of interns generated 3 hires, a lot of learning and fun and we couldn’t be happier! The new group begins this week and are all anxious to get into the day to day operation.
        Melissa and I LOVE Old Town Goleta! The other day a customer overheard someone say: ‘I didn’t realize how hungry I was for this kind of food!’.
        Come on down to Old Town!

  4. Fay says:

    Drove by today (March 31st) and I don’t think they are anywhere near ready to roll.

  5. “Over the course of 10 weeks the interns, who include college undergrads and working professionals alike, get to hone their kitchen skills and learn about the interplay of food, environment, and culture.They even take field trips to local farms.)…

    “We’ll teach you about sustainable food systems. We’ll teach you how to can, pickle, and jam. We’ll teach you how to cook with fresh food,” said Melissa Gomez, the market’s General Manager.”

    -Karna Hughes, Santa Barbara News Press, May 19, 2011

    I believe we are providing the interns with an enriching experience. Please come by and see for yourself.

    Melissa Gomez

  6. cassandra says:

    Can’t wait to give it a go!

  7. yea!!!!! fantastic place, great local foods, sustainable ag, local preservs, wonderful sandwiches.. and they might even have media nights with films & foods about sustainable food systems!!!!

  8. Alex M. says:

    Complete rip-off and very disappointing. Ordered their grilled chesse sandwhich to go, and when I got home, in the box was two VERY small sandwiches and a few pieces of greenbeans on the side. Complete rip-off for the money.

  9. Pamela says:

    One of my very favorite places to eat. Food is always delicious and expertly prepared. I couldn’t be happier with everything I’ve tried there. Keep it up!

  10. Joan Magruder says:

    Do you advertise in the Daily Nexus? If not, you should!

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