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

1 day ago

Take a Sneak Peek at the special menu for our March Madness Dinner on March 20th from 6-9 p.m. Now accepting reservations!

Artisan House Salad $4
Caesar Salad $4
Shrimp & Artichoke ... See more

2 days ago

Check out this week's #RacerSpecial through this Saturday all day. This Classic Chicken Salad on Cranberry-Walnut Bread plus your choice of side and a drink - all for $9!

3 days ago

We have a special #Special for Tuesday, Feb. 18! Wild-caught Salmon Croquettes and a beautiful side salad. Who's joining us for lunch?

4 days ago

For the week ahead, the #RacerSpecial is our Classic Chicken Salad on Cranberry Walnut Bread. If you missed it last month, here's your chance to give a favorite a try!

6 days ago

Sincere thanks to all who came out for our Valentine's Day dinner last night. It was a beautiful evening! We want to hear your ideas for other special occasions or holidays that we should plan ... See more

1 week ago

Happy Valentine's Day! Love and deliciousness are in the air today as we prepare for an amazing celebration of love and food tonight from 6 - 9 p.m. (Call to make your reservation now while we still ... See more

1 week ago
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Our friend Ellie is sweet on our dessert offerings and you could be too! Don’t forget to stop by this week and grab some of our Valentine themed desserts. We’re also offering chocolate covered ... See more

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Photos from Artisan Kitchen of Murray's post

Mother/Daughter decorating party this past Saturday with the lovely (and creative!) ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi! #artisankitchenofmurray #sororitysisters

1 week ago

Kicking off the week with a returning favorite, today through Saturday, enjoy our Fried Chicken Sandwich because it's the weekly #RacerSpecial! It's available to all and just $9 with your choice of ... See more

1 week ago

All this week, you can enjoy our Fried Chicken Sandwich again because it's the new #RacerSpecial! Available to everyone and just $9 with your choice of side and a drink. Add $1 and get a scrumptious ... See more

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