I am getting to the point with my cake decorating that I may need to start a business. I am wondering if any of you are in the southern CA area, los angeles county, that know what the rules are? I looked on the Dept of Health website but don't see anything about bakeries. I assume I would need to rent kitchen space in a restaurant- what about a kitchen in a church? Any other advice? thanks so much!
Hope you have been able to find a location. Where about in Los angeles are you? I have been thinking about renting this bakery by me but i was thinking it would be much more cost effective if another person went in on it with me. Just a thought i had. I have been mostly doing 3d custom cakes as a hobby for cousins and friends but i really want to do this as a business. ok now im rambling... lol
i had been thinking about this bakery by me thats for lease for a while now and when i saw your post i thought id see how things are going with your search.
While you are looking around for a place, do find and support the fledgling CA Cottage Law bill. I am sure there is a petition to sign and some networking would be helpful for you.
yes, my husband and i signed it yesterday.
There's an Incubator (shared kitchen) in LA if you want to rent some space on an as needed basis. Here is the link: http://www.chefskitchens.com./
Attached is a 109 page file, "California Retail Kitchen Health Code" I pulled off the internet last year. I don't remember the exact source but I'm sure you can search for it. I heard it's very difficult and a ton of codes and permits you have to get through. Good luck and keep us posted...I would love to open up a place some day too.