Renting Space In A Commercial Kitchen

Business By SSGirly Updated 13 Aug 2010 , 9:30pm by mrscunningham

SSGirly Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 6:45pm
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Just wondering how many of you do it.

How much space do you get?
What is your rental agreement (hourly, monthly, etc.)?
And where do you rent (church kitchen, catering or restaurant facility, etc.)?

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DiviniDee Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 4:34am
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I have just finished my facility and will be renting it hourly. Mine is a party room with a small kitchen. Who ever rents it has full use of the room and amenities. $40.00 an hour.
Good Luck!

jason_kraft Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:29am
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We rent in a shared commercial kitchen in San Jose, CA...we went with a yearly contract but most people pay monthly. Rates are $30/hour, or cheaper if you use more.

http://www.sjkitchenrental.com/rates

icesk8ermom Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 2:50am
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Out of curiousity what requirements are typically needed to rent a kitchen in CA? Business license etc????

jason_kraft Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 5:24am
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Originally Posted by icesk8ermom

Out of curiousity what requirements are typically needed to rent a kitchen in CA? Business license etc????



We needed to provide a ServSafe certificate for all our employees and pass a health department inspection. We also needed $1M of liability insurance, which you probably won't be able to get without a business license.

icesk8ermom Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:17pm
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Thanks Jason...you always offer a lot of help; much appreciated!

Do you really have to have ServSafe for ALL your employees? I used to be the Admin Assist. for a food service department in a hospital and we only had to have one person on staff certifiedthey did not even have to be there while the health department was there; just produce A certificate!

jason_kraft Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:21pm
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Sorry, I should have clarified...ServSafe certs were only required for employees who were handling food. Health departments typically check for the existence of at least one ServSafe certificate, but if they see multiple employees working with food they may ask to see additional certs.

icesk8ermom Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 11:45pm
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WOW! Interesting there are so many people that "handle" food in a hospital kitchen/cafeteria and they only had to have 1 certificate! Although several of the cooks started getting them when I left since it looked good on their review.

cooks
dessert preppers
salad preppers
sandwich preppers
catering staff
salad bar preppers
meals on wheels prepper
patient tray servers

man I could go on.....

CanadianCakeDiva Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 11:57am
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We rent the (luckily huge) kitchen of a local church. It was hard to find one that was both certified and willing to rent out. We rent it twice a week for a 4ish (sometimes a bit more) chunk of time and we pay $30 per day we are there. We got very lucky.

icesk8ermom Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:09pm
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WOW! That is awesome!! How did you find that? Did you just start calling churches, friend of a friend thingy or what?

CanadianCakeDiva Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by icesk8ermom

WOW! That is awesome!! How did you find that? Did you just start calling churches, friend of a friend thingy or what?




Yeah, I cant express how lucky we have gotten. Thankfully, we are pretty flexible and if they need the space for a church function, we can use it a different evening/weekend day. We were in talks with a local bakery but this happened to come up and it was too perfect. They are fully certified and we spoke with the local health inspecter and she said it was the perfect place and to "have fun". We only called a few churches, starting off with our church we are members of (which was a big fat no from them). The other churches we called were churches that friends/family attended. The regular price to rent out their space is $75, for a full day, one time use. Because we are going to be regular users and not be using it for a full 8-10hr day, as well as the fact that we were working "off hours (ie/ evenings and weekends) they were more then happy to lower the price for us. Again, we got very, very lucky and Im so thankful for them giving me the opportunity to start my business off at such a good cost.

icesk8ermom Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 5:21pm
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Awesome...thanks for sharing!

GeminiCake Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 5:33pm
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Does anyone know if you can start a cake business renting out a kitchen in the state of Texas?

sechrestloans Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 5:44pm
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I rent a shared kitchen, it is 2000 square feet and has almost everything. It is 25 per hour, or 125 for 8 hours. they have an 8 hour minimum per month. $250 deposit and $50 non refundable

mrscunningham Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 9:30pm
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I'm thinking about leasing a space with a commercial kitchen for my own baking and decorating and then renting out in the off hours... Is this something that could work? I am in Las Vegas, btw. Any tips or opinions are appreciated.

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