I am in the process of building my own cake shop. In the mean time I have a pending contract to be a preferred baker for a huge Bridal co. So I need license. I have a good friend who owns his own catering company and works out of his now closed resteraunt kitchen. He is willing to let me work as a contractor or partner with him since I only need temporary situation and he will be expanding into another area and the timeing works for us both. Can anyone tell me how I can work with or under his established business. I am so close to being completly leagal myself but I cannot pass up the opportunity in this contract with this bridal company. I need some advise on how to make myself leagal now. I have the kitchen and a willing caterer. There has to be a way that I can work under him some how. I just don't know how to do it. I am in GA. Please help if you can. Thanks
The best thing you can do is call your local health dept. and ask these questions. There are some states/counties/cities that don't allow shared use of a kitchen between two food vendors. It's best to talk to your local HD to get the correct information for your area
In most areas, licensing your business is the easy part, you should just need a license from your local city/town (of course check with your municipality for the details). Once you have your business license, your business would simply be a tenant of your friend's company, and you will probably need the health department to inspect you in your friend's kitchen. Don't forget liability insurance as well.