It's a generally accepted practice to prepare ice cream in a kitchen with a floor.
I casually tested the waters on this matter while in the health inspector's office. Playing it unbelievably cool, I wondered out loud, "Sure, non-porous floors are great, but I bet it would be ALMOST as code compliant to cook above piles of construction debris." The sharp look the clerk gave me told me everything I needed to know: floors are a required kitchen element AND my sunglasses look really awesome.
Today the fine folks at D&D Concrete started pouring our new floors, and they're looking fantastic.
Incidentally, I decided to make a poster for D&D Concrete.
Once the floors have been poured, facade demolition will begin!