Does anyone know of anyone willing to rent kitchen time by the hour in Dallas? Or are there any of those businesses that just rent out the kitchen?
Nothing?? No one knows of anything?
I live in East Texas. I found a private school that was willing to rent out their kitchen in the evening. I rent it 3 nights a week (Wed, Thurs, Fri) from 6:00-10:00. If I do need it on Sat--they are good to let me use it.
I occasionally leave them some extra goodies as a thank-you.
Try Greenz in Addison. I think it is $250/week, for 10 hours each week. That's the only place I know of for the moment.
The kitchen I use is from a party location. It is a ranch people rent out for parties, weddings, etc. They serve food at the events but usually only use it on the weekends so I can use it anytime during the week. I lucked into this because I am friends with the owner - was prior to even doing cakes. So, think bigger than your usual places!
So what do you need in order to rent one of these locations usually? I just recently moved to El Paso and found out that Texas doesn't allow home based foodservice businesses. Any advice...sorry for mooching off of your post
Check with the local health department...here in East Texas, I needed a commissary permit, catering permit. registered my business name, you may need comptroller permit, as well as insurance.
It cost me about $1500 to $2000 to get started (paid out all in one month--ouch!). Now I just got my paperwork to renew by the end of this month--another $225.00.
Oh and you also need a food management license. Hope that helps--I may have missed a few things but I am dog-tired.
Cool, thanks for the advice...and thanks for the post!