Has Anybody from cape cod , MA licensed their kitchen to make and sell cakes ? Was it difficult, costly, where do i begin.?? I would appreciate any info that could be shared. Lately I have been getting tons of orders and would like to be doing it on a "legal" level if it's even necessary. Thanks for any advice or direction
It is a given that a licensed, legal business is the best way to succeed.
MA is a state that does license home kitchens. Although I am not in MA, it doesn't vary a great deal from state to state for home kitchens.
Usually you need separate storage and refrigeration (a 2nd small fridge is often enough)
sanitation/diswashing requirements for signs and disposable towels
easily cleanable surfaces (no carpet in the kitchen
If you have a well, annual water testing is usually required
The state deparment of agriculture can help. Just ask to speak to the inspector for your area.