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

It’s gluten free. It’s dairy free. It’s soy free. It’s nut free. However, it’s not delicious free.

PS- There’s locally grown heirloom tomatoes in them there hills.

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2 days ago

Heads up, Joey’s comin’ in hot with this one! He made a really cool dish that we’re offering in our case today. Stop by and grab it so you can scratch dinner off of your list tonight. 10 bucks ... See more

2 days ago

Today’s spesh: Broadbent Benny

We’ve really been embracing the @broadbenthams variety here lately. Here’s a great example of how to enjoy it.

Broadbent Bacon/Fried Eggs/Spinach/Cheese ... See more

3 days ago

Panzanella Salad is the perfect warm weather salad.

Our version also has @broadbenthams Heritage Country Ham and Burrata Cheese 😋 #artisankitchenofmurray #heirloomtomatoes #summertime #lunch ... See more

1 week ago

Since Mother Nature has decided to give us a sauna today, we thought something light would be appropriate.

Beef Lettuce Wraps w/ Korean BBQ Sauce


1 week ago

We decided that we should finally weigh in on shrimp and grits.

Shrimp/Chorizo/Manchego Blue Corn Grits/Ancho-Tomato Broth


1 week ago

UPDATE: We have more cookies back in stock!!!

Join us in celebrating #pridemonth and contribute to a good cause. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these cookies will go to support the ... See more

1 week ago

EDIT: SOLD OUT!! We have a board full of tickets with this special on every single one. As we take a bow we’d like to thank you for the incredible response. We’ll keep the hits coming, Murray. ... See more

1 week ago

*Tap* *Tap* *Tap*. Is this thing on? Test, test….

1 week ago

This was a ridiculously fun special for us! Joey stuck the landing on it and we can’t wait to do this again. Thank you, Murray.

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