Hi to all of cake central wonderful ladies.
I am planing to start teaching cake decorating, cookies and cupcakes from home. I am not sure if it is possible to do it and if there is a state regulation and policy?
I live in VA.
looking for your feedback.
I've taught classes at two different places, and they were in commercial spaces, so this might not apply....BUT, as long as you weren't making food for sale, the Dept of Agriculture, who does the inspections, said that you don't have to be licensed the same way that a food-provider would. I'd think that if you were having the students bring all of their own cakes and icing (which is exactly what Wilton does, so it's not unusual) you wouldn't have to be licensed as a food provider.
Having said that, you should check with the Dept of Agriculture, and with the Business licensing office at your county's government offices. They would have the specifics of what licensing you'd need for what you want to do.
thank you much costumeczar. this is very helpful.