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

3 months ago
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Lunch Specials today.
Fried Catfish Sandwich
The Ruben
Artisan Chili

3 months ago

Candy Craze Lava cakes sold out quick so we made more! One minute to melt the fudge truffle center in the microwave and you have an amazing dessert that big enough to share. Loaded with Ganache, ... See more

3 months ago

Fudge dipped Rice Crispy Treats with Bright Rainbow Sprinkles!!!! Ready to be devoured. :)

3 months ago

It's what's for lunch! THE RUBEN!!

3 months ago

Thank you Artisan Kitchen Cindy's birthday cake was scrumptious!
Many happy birthday's I hope you both celebrate!!

3 months ago

Available in the case today. Stop by... call 270 538 0250 or order online

3 months ago
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Choose CANDY CRAZE or ROCKY ROAD. just popem in the microwave 1 minute and you have a warm gooey delicious treat, ready to go. Stop in and pick one up or call amd we can ... See more

3 months ago

Todays special. BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Smoked Gouda Mac N Cheese & Slaw.

3 months ago
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A few special items in our deli case today:
Strawberry Basil Quinoa
Arugula-Lemon Pesto Pasta
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

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