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Commercial Kitchen Caterers Corner: Commercial Kitchen
By thedoors on Sunday, September 02, 2001 - 08:13 pm: Edit

When I spoke to a friend about selling my cakes and desserts she said I, of course, need a permit and a commercial kitchen. How do I obtain a commercial kitchen? Do I rent one out or have one designed in my house, as if I can afford that. What do I need to do?

By ChefJimMorrison on Sunday, September 02, 2001 - 10:54 pm: Edit

Check your local codes, you may be able to do it at home with minor modifications. You may choose to rent out space in an existing business. You could also check out clubs like Elks, Italian-American clubs etc. that don't use their kitchen all the time to rent it per use or however.

By sam on Monday, September 03, 2001 - 01:58 am: Edit

if you decide to build your own commerical kitchen (away from your home, which in most locales is the only way to go, legally) must contact your local board of health, plumbing inspector, building/planning/zoning office, electrical inspector & fire prevention.....hope this helps & good luck......sam sears, cec

By TinaT on Monday, September 03, 2001 - 10:38 am: Edit


By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, September 03, 2001 - 07:12 pm: Edit

Tina Turner? you cookin' now girl?

By cuisine on Monday, September 03, 2001 - 07:20 pm: Edit

If cost is a factor, which most likely it is, I suggest that you search for a small kitchen outfitted with a hood and possibly more equipment. Then all you'll need to purchase is equipment. You may find a small recently closed cafe or restaurant just ripe for the taking with first and last months payments being the only requirement. You must also consider the costs of insurance, utility deposits, incorporatation fees(do not operate without incorporating, consult an attorney), at least 3-4 months worth of lease payments in the bank or reserved. These are just a few of the main items you need to consider. Please email me if you have any other questions or would like more information or start-up cost options.

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