Illinois Baker

Business By NDsoll137 Updated 25 May 2010 , 2:51am by FlourChick

NDsoll137 Posted 24 May 2010 , 4:21pm
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I live in Chicago and I was hoping to start a cake business out of my home. Does anyone know what licenses are necessary for this area or where I could find out? Thanks!

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cakesdivine Posted 24 May 2010 , 6:46pm
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From the information listed at the top of the "Cake Decorating Business" forum in a sticky, it says that Illinois does NOT allow inhome bakeries. You must have a commercial kitchen to become licensed.

NDsoll137 Posted 24 May 2010 , 8:52pm
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Thanks, I didn't even see that thread.

Lenette Posted 24 May 2010 , 10:00pm
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You can have a home bakery if your county HD and city will allow it. However, it has to be separate and set up like any other bakery with commercial equipment.

Your best bet is to contact the health department for your county and get the pertinent information. HTH! icon_smile.gif

FlourChick Posted 25 May 2010 , 2:51am
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I'm also in Chicago and you cannot have a home bakery. But, if you're interested I can give you the info for a kitchen you can rent by the hour. Great owners and beautiful space.

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