Chef David Jones and Chef Karla Lawrence sincerely enjoy sharing their enthusiasm through the classes they teach, the menus they create, the recipes they develop, and the events they produce.


David Jones opened Artisan Kitchen in April of 2003, offering carry-out lunches, dinners and desserts, as well as catering services. It has grown to become the area’s premier place for cakes and catering, winning the Paducah Sun Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice, Best Caterer for 2012 and 2013. It continues to offer gourmet sandwiches and made from scratch meals for carry-out or dine-in at the café.


Chef Karla Lawrence has taught a number of classes in the “A La Carte” cooking class series sponsored by the West Kentucky Community and Technical College as well as monthly classes taught at Artisan Kitchen. She began with Artisan Kitchen in 2005 and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2008. She is also a consulting Corporate Chef for Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, a high quality vanilla and flavoring producer headquartered near Chicago, IL. You can also watch her on WPSD television’s Gourmet Minute series.

Shandies Restaurant and Bar is the creation of David Jones and Karla Lawrence, and opened in 2011, winning the Paducah Sun Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice, Best New Restaurant and Best Brunch. The menu is a collab-oration built on their passion for flavors and textures in the food they love. They pull flavors from a variety of culinary traditions and combine them in unique creations made fresh and in house.

Through their years together at Artisan Kitchen and Shandies, they have continually donated time and food for events supporting numerous civic and philanthropic organizations such as the Lourdes Foundation, March of Dimes, The Community Kitchen, St. Jude’s, the American Cancer Society, Heartland Cares, the Paducah Symphony, Market House Theatre, the Yeiser Art Center, the Carson Center and numerous smaller organiza-tions.

Artisan Kitchen

506 North 12th Suite L

Murray, Kentucky 42071


(270) 873-2246

2 days ago

Public service announcement: We will be closing at 2pm this Friday the 19th for a large event. Thank you for your understanding!

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A cake from the test kitchen! Some mermaid fun is yours for a limited time, only $35! #artisankitchenofmurray #shesellsseashells #mermaidcake

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It’s Saturday and that is the only excuse you need to get this cake into your life. We’re open until 2pm. Stop in and see us! #cakeart #peanutbutterandchocolate #artisankitchenofmurray

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Monday spec: Szechuan meatball and veggie stir fry- $10. #farmfresh #artisankitchenofmurray @tenderearthfarm

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Who wants this trendy fault line cake for their 4th party? #artisankitchenofmurray #cakeart

3 weeks ago
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Thanks for the shout out Robyn Pizzo! It was such a special cake for a really special couple! Zandra Raines did a beautiful job making their dream cake a reality! #artisankitchenofmurray #wemakecake ... See more

Cake appreciation post! 💕🎂 I mean, have you ever seen a wedding cake with a coal barge painted on it?

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Seasonal salad with @tenderearthfarm power greens and blackberries, strawberries, cucumber,chick peas, feta, almonds and red onion. Served with yogurt mint dressing. #artisankitchenofmurray ... See more

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Good morning, Murray! Today’s spesh: pan seared tilapia, baby zucchini & squash, rice, beans, tomatoes, balsamic-tamarind reduction and @tenderearthfarm micro greens. $13. See you soon?