Neighbours of friends of ours have recently bought a restaurant/cafe in town and wanted some 'home cooking' to sell. Friend mentioned me, as she thought I'd like to make some extra moeny while home with new baby.
I haven't sold food from home, and have no idea what the food licencing laws are here. I mention this to friend, who said that restaurant owner knew that, but "wasn't going to let on" where the food had come from. I know I'm not the only person asked, and that a 13-year-old is one of the people who will be cooking.
Firstly, I sure he would be paying pretty cheaply, since he's not willing to pay someone to go to his commercial kitchen and cook there.
Secondly, how would the customers feel if they knew that the food wasn't made in the restuarant's kitchen, or bought commercially, but made in various people's home kitchens around town?
Not to say that home kitchens are necessarily less clean that the restaurant's kitchen, but at least it's inspected (I would think).
Also, if he's 'not letting on' about this, I would wonder what else he's 'not letting on' about. Doesn't make me keen to patronise this establishment!
Wow! I gotta say I would not have any part of this whole situation!! Stay away! Thats my word of advise!
Run. Run like the wind.
I agree! Not worth the potential danger....
Personally, I would not only run, I would run straight to the nearest HD rep....
Oh, no, I'm not planning on doing it. Just hard to believe that he would ask, and that people are doing it.
I think you're right on with thinking if he's being a big shady on this, then what else is he doing?
I think it would put YOU at risk if something were to happen, so I wouldn't do it. Not worth it.
I have a neighbor who cooks for a lot of the local Mexican restaurants. Her whole living room is full of freezers. What she's doing is definitely not legal but she and the restaurants have been doing it for at least 7 years that I know of. Some of what she cooks has chicken, pork and shellfish all in the same dish.
This guy probably seriously needs turned in.
No don't jump on me for saying that! If it was just a cake, I would never suggest it. But that's meat and all sorts of serious dodgy stuff. People could get really sick from that. There's food poisening and botchulism...and who knows what else is out there. And I'm sorry, but I don't really want a 13 year old cooking for me.