I live in FL, Iâm a Teacher, and I love to bake and decorate cakes. I sell my cakes to family, friends, and co-workers. I âm not licensed because FL does not allow licensed home bakers, unless there is a separate kitchen. For example, convert garage or patio into kitchen or build a separate building on property. I would like to get licensed but I do not want to rent a store front or add a kitchen to my home.
Does anyone know how to go about finding a commercial kitchen to rent?
Also, about how much is it to rent?
This way I can get licensed, bake my cakes there and have consultations in my house.
I was actually coming here this morning to ask the same question- plus a couple more regarding commercial kitchens. I hope it's okay that I ask here?
How much to you pay to rent your commercial kitchen? How much do you use it? Do the two correlate? What about baking stuff- do you haul it back and forth or do you have a section to store stuff in the kitchen? What about equipment? Do you have your own or use the kitchens (bowls, mixers etc).
where in FL are you? i've been having the same issue of finding a commerical kitchen. i found one but it was too far away from my house. she told me the going rate is 20/hr....i live in sarasota.
i posted an ad of craigslist looking for commercial kitchen. i got some replies but again, they were all over 30 miles away from my house.
good luck in your search.
I live in Central FL.
I am in Canada but, the kitchen I will be using is in a local gelato place. They only use the kitchen to make the gelato & some paninis. He was very receptive to it - it works out well for him. If someone is going to pick up a cake, they just might buy some gelato to go with and vice versa.
Do you have anything like htat around? Or maybe a restaurant that is only open for breakfast & lunch? The kitchen would be vacant in the evenings. Churches are another good place to inquire.