About the Texas Cottage Food Law

Lois Kolkhorst and Kelley Masters
TexasCottageFoodLaw.com is owned and maintained by Kelley Masters, a private citizen and home baker who was responsible for the filing of the first Texas Cottage Food Bill in 2009 by State Representative Dan Gattis. When the 2009 bill died, Ms. Masters redoubled her efforts, starting the Texas Baker's Bill Facebook page in 2010 and working tirelessly toward the ultimate passage of SB 81 in 2011, and HB 970 in 2013. She has spent countless hours mustering grassroots and media support, working with legislators and special interest groups, and has probably delivered more homemade cookies to the Texas State Capitol than any person in history.  

Ms. Masters and her husband live and work in Cedar Park, Texas and have two children at home, and one grown son serving in the US Navy. They own a small software company which publishes CakeBoss Software for Bakers. She continues to be a strong advocate for protecting and advancing the rights of home food producers.

Media and legislative inquiries only:  info@texascottagefoodlaw.com

Due to the large number of inquiries received, I am unable to offer personal assistance with questions about the law. Please contact your local health department or your attorney with questions. 

Information on this site is deemed reliable, but is not intended as legal advice.


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