just have a quick question for those who have a separate kitchen in their house that they use just for their business, what exactly did you have to have in your kitchen to get it liscenced. I've been playing phone tag w/ our health dept to find out more info but any advice from here would be appreciated. oh and i live in NY if that helps thanks in advance
What county in NY, it varies by county.
I live in NY, and yes I got the run around too.
I've spoken with DoH and DoAgr and the answer I got was you can not make and sell custom cakes from your home unless the kitchen you are using is not attached to the rest of your home, and it needs to be certified by the health dept. I was told making, wedding cakes, specialty cakes etc was not allowed out of the home and is considered a "retail bakery" the only baking they certified from a home kitchen in Long Island at least is wholesale baking, like making pies and selling them to restaurants. Otherwise they make it nearly impossible for someone to have a home based business