Hello, Is $40/hr too much to pay for renting a commercial kitchen in the late evening/very early morning hours? This kitchen also does not have enough room to share their refrigerator or freezer. I do not want to pay too much. I would appreciate your advice.
Ask yourself if it takes you 4 hours to bake, cool, decorate, clean, and box. Can you sell that cake for 160?
OMG!! I think that's WAY too much... We pay less than half that...I guess it depends on your city...
It does seem like a lot, especially considering the time of day that you will be baking (late evening/early morning), AND you're not going to have access to a fridge or freezer. Just my thoughts.
That is very high. I'm in Washington State and I rent a shared commercial kitchen. I pay $250.00 plus $40.00 for cupboard space a month. This includes 40 hours. Up to 80 hours is $500.00 and unlimited time in the kitchen is $900.00.
It's a large kitchen with walk in refrigerator and a large freezer. We have 4 convection ovens, stovetop, microwave, tons of counter top space, 4 qt mixers, 20 qt mixer, cuisinart, ect.
This might be a stupid question....but whom do you contact to rent a kitichen? Bakeries, hotels, resturants??? Do you meet the owners and if you talk to bakeries don't they see you as a threat?
I want to now start looking for commercial kitchen too...as opening my own shop doesn't seem to be a great idea at the moment....
Can you please pass me the details on how to go about renting a commercial kitchen??
Thanks a ton in advance!
It wasn't easy for me. I searched for a couple of years. I found this once on Craig's List and she's a new business and this is a fairly new concept in my area. I do have to travel about 20 miles to my kitchen but it's worth it to be able to be "legal".
I was approached by a new cookie company in my area (10 miles away) but her kitchen is small, little refrigeration, no stove ect so unfortunatly it won't work for me.
On Craig's list I went under business listings and office space and typed in kitchen for rent.
Thanks so much!
Thank you so much for the input. I thought it seemed high.
Furthermore, I think that no refrigeration/freezer space is ridiculous! Would that not present a food safety issue? Where would I keep my eggs for goodness sake? In the trunk of my car!! I was shocked when she said I could not use her refrigerator.
The health department wouldn't approve that anyway. When they come to inspect you they want to know where you are going to store your ingredients and cakes.