Getting A Commercial Kitchen!

Business By LKing12 Updated 18 Jan 2011 , 12:33am by cakenovice2010

LKing12 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 12:15am
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My husband asked me if I wanted a commercial kitchen? YES! So, we start the process of tearing down a shed and rebuilding. The space will be approximately 24' by 24'. I will only be a baking kitchen and I know the space is small, but, it will work. If you can share pictures of your commercial kitchen, or let me know what was not a good layout for yours, I would much appreciate it.

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Mommyofseven Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 12:26am
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Babs1964 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 12:38am
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Green with envy! icon_lol.gif Congrats!

rere0726 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:57pm
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Congrat! Post a picture when its done.

rere0726 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:59pm
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Congrat! Post a picture when its done.

dessertschick Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 10:20pm
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I took King Arthur Flour's "Setting up a Successful Bakery" class last year (I highly recommend it!), and we discussed layouts. Some things to consider:
- Check clearance for all doors, including the oven doors.
- See what your customers will see, if they pick up cakes from your bakery. Make sure the first thing they see isn't the trash can, etc.
- Easily accessible storage.
- Dedicated work spaces... All baking, equipment, tools in one area (this limits flour flying everywhere too), and decorating area and equipment in another area, so that people aren't crossing the whole kitchen and getting in each other's way.

There was more, but that's what I remember off the top of my head. Good for you and good luck!

poohsmomma Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 2:21am
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Congrats on the new kitchen. Sounds like you've got a good guy, too.

VanillaCoke Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 1:01pm
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Awesome! I just finished mine (it took 8 months, phew) and it's much smaller, but with loads of storage/counter space. 24x24 sounds big!

cakenovice2010 Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 12:33am
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I am about to embark on the same adventure but my space is about half of yours. lol

I will definitely take photos of mine but it will take a bit to get it all started. Best of luck!

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