It looks like I'm going to have to rent a kitchen from a local church for a short while this summer. Does the church just give me a copy of their license, do I have to go through an inspection?
Here in MN, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health inspects the kitchen and licenses you under theirs. If the kitchen has been licensed, all you need to do is contact these inspectors and they take it from there. There is a form to fill out and you send it in with your payment and in about a week your good to go.
I think the best thing would be to check with the church and see what the rules are for your area.....
you have to have your own license, it pretty simple process. If the church is already licensed, then all you have to do is have an inspection scheduled for you license, they come out do the inspection and then issue a temp license and give you the paper work to mail in to get your annual license. Wow that was easy... as long as the kitchen passes. You should have no problems, I would go in one day before the inspection and make sure everything is clean.
anyone know what the reqirements are for a rented kitchen?
You also need your own liability insurance. If you were an employee of the church, their workman's comp and liability insurance would cover you. Since you are not, you need your own insurance too. You are more or less an independant contractor. I checked on that when I was thinking of letting someone rent space in my shop.