Greetings all. I have searched high and low to obtain information on commercial/incubator kitchen rentals in and around the Atlanta area. I have found several posts but little to no info. Several have stated that GA has been trying to outlaw that practice.
My question is....are there many GA bakers out there who are in need of this type of service? Please let me know your thoughts.
There are a couple rental kitchen spaces around Atlanta. One has two locations--one is in Decatur and the other Suwanee. There is also a brand new space about to open in Atlanta. The monthly cost ranges from $400 up to $1000 per month, which is WAY too expensive for me. I don't know if I can post the links publicly or not. Anyone?
I rent commercial kitchen space in Suwanee. I live in Gwinnett. I am not sure where you are located. The company I rent from has another space in Decatur. If you want the information on them, send me a PM.
I have not heard anything about making renting commercial kitchen space illegal. I think the problem is when you rent from caterers or churches or restaurants. From my understanding, GA does not like to certify 2 businesses in one kitchen. A shared kitchen (which is what I rent) falls into a different category.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for your responses. I did find the shared kitchen rental with the two locations.
I'm with you Sara.....way too expensive for me..$400 for 20 hours per month would eat up any gain that I may have gotten.
New question: For those that are renting commercial kitchens, how do you interact with you customers? For instance, how and where do you provide tastings, consultations, etc? Also if you're not delivering the cakes (cust pick up) where are your customers meeting you?
Any feedback would be great even from bakers outside of GA.
What sucks is that I don't even need much actual COOKING time. I would say that baking and preparing fondant/buttercream/ganache are only 1/3 of the actual time I put into a cake. The vast majority is assembly, decorations, etc.
It seems like rental kitchen should offer a lower rate for cake decorators. Just give me a long table in a corner to work my magic and an oven to use a couple hours a week and I'll be a happy happy girl.
I DID find out that there are actually two shared used kitchens in Kennesaw. One is affiliated with KSU and the other is still in development. If anyone is interested, I can PM you the info.
Sara, thanks for the feedback. Could you PM me the info?
I am interested in a commercial kitchen as well, I am looking at few options and the one I found are to expensive for me (Decatour): I am wondering if maybe anybody is interested to meet, look the time will need in the kitchen and try to share a rental commercial kitchen:400 in a month for 20 hours, 2 people renting, will be 200/10 hours... maybe still a little to much for the beginners...but..... send me a PM a i may try to organize a meeting
Sara bee, can you pm me too.
I currently work out of the Decatur kitchen but it is too expensive.
I am really glad that other shared kitchens are popping up, it used to be that there were no options in GA.
it would be nice to share or work together with another decorator but you have to understand that that Dekalb co issues the food licensce/permit to one company only so both cakers have to work under one company. Pm me for any questions or clarifications
At Independent Kitchen Solutions
we are working hard to bring more options to those needing
Licensed kitchens to produce out of.
We are working with our first commercial kitchen in Kennesaw.
Having a meet and greet Tuesday February 7th at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm
We will be having these sessions weekly.
http://CommercialKitchensForRent.net/kitchen/ <- Click to RSVP for this meet and greet.
We are working with other locations and hope to be able to direct you there soon!
Our site: http://CommercialKitchensForRent.net
I am glad to see that Atlantarex is opening up shared kitchens. Kennesaw is too far for me, but I am interested in the one that would open up in Norcross. That is a much suitable location for me.
Are you still looking for a affordable Commercial kitchen for rent In Atlanta?
1870 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, 30310 at Bella Cucina
UP To 10 hours- $250
UP To 20 Hours - $450
UP To 40 Hours - $800
UP To 80 Hours - $1200
Block of 50 hours (If you are an occasional user, we have a block of 50 hours that may be used in 3 hour increments over a 6 month period of time. This level is $1250.00)
I would love to have the info on the 2 kennesaw kitchens. KSU and the other! Trying to find one is a big challenge!