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

1704 Broadway Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42001


(270) 538-0250

2 days ago

Our Weekly Special: Fried Oyster PO Boys.
Today's Special: Beef Stroganoff and Buffalo Chicken Pizza.
Soups: Red Beans and Rice, Creamy Tomato Basil, and Pumpkin Black bean and Sausage.

3 days ago

This week's lunch special: Fried Oyster Po Boy.

1 week ago

Today's Soups are:
Chicken Tortilla
Creamy Tomato and Basil
Black Bean Pumpkin and Sausage

1 week ago

This week's lunch special: Shrimp and Grits.
We'll also be featuring our fried eggplant sandwich with plum date chutney and goat cheese!

2 weeks ago

We’re here for your Valentines Day sweets!! We are now taking orders for chocolate covered strawberries by the dozen! So get your order in today before it’s too late.

2 weeks ago

This weeks sandwich special: Spicy feta, herb honey, cucumber, sweet peppers and spinach. Served with your choice of one of our side items.

2 weeks ago

This week's special: Meatloaf, country style green beans, and garlic mashed potatoes.
Today's special: Fried catfish sandwich with your choice of side.
And don't forget about our fully stocked deli ... See more

3 weeks ago

Want to avoid the restaurant rush this Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.

3 weeks ago

This weeks special? Comfort food.

1 month ago

This is what you'll find daily in our deli case. Plus, there are always a few surprises. From our deli case to your dinner table, all you add is heat.

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